In the ever-pulsating heart of Cape Town’s music scene, a band is making waves with their high-octane live shows and ever-evolving sound. Metro Villa, the city’s answer to The Hives, brings a head-banging energy that’s both infectious and exhilarating. We recently caught up with Cam (lead singer) and Dan (guitarist), the driving force behind Metro Villa, to delve into their musical journey, their electrifying performance at Big Little Concepts, and what the future holds for these rising stars.

Meet Black Math, a band that defies description on paper and can only be truly appreciated through their explosive sound. Hailing from the jungles of Durban, Cameron Lofstrand (vocals and guitar), Tyla Burnett (bass) and Acacia-Ann van Wyk (drums) came together over a decade ago as scrappy high schoolers. With their energetic creations, the trio has captured the hearts and moshpits of South Africa’s rock community.

In the heart of Cape Town’s vibrant music scene, a captivating singer-songwriter has recently set the stage ablaze with his long-awaited album launch. Keanan Eksteen, a rising star in the music industry, showcased his most recent masterpiece, Golden Fever, to a rapturous audience at one of Cape Town’s most prestigious music venues, District. The evening itself was a testament to the significance of an album launch, as fans and music enthusiasts gathered to celebrate this talented artist’s artistic journey and immerse themselves in the soulful melodies of his debut album.

King Kind is a versatile funk rock group that has been making themselves a regular name on event posters around Stellenbosch and Cape Town. This month marks two years since the band’s inaugural performance at the first And I market in May of 2021. Since then, they’ve been steadily crossing stages off their to-do list, performing at events like Foul Play and the Baked Shakespeare market.