Part 5 of our bands to see at Bewilder Beast:

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Next up, we have a diverse group of really brilliant artists who will be doing their awesome thing at Oppikoppi Bewilder Beast, Friday – 9 August.

First off we have Gangs of Ballet – James Philips Main Stage 19:00

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Gangs of Ballet is a four piece alternative/dance/electronic band, coming out of Durban. Their music is described as ‘a combination of their fresh energy with their musically intriguing melodies and arrangements’ and “a hauntingly anthemic sound which appeals both to the musically minded as well as to those merely seeking a fun musical experience.” You need to go see these guys.

Here’s their music video for “Daydream”

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Next we have Shadowclub – Wesley’s Dome Stage 22:00

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This Johannesburg based, blues rock n roll trio, have a debut album out titled “Guns & Money” and are working on a second one. “Shadowclub are about powerful songs performed with a passion that explodes from the speakers and, live, can be felt at full force by their fans.” These guys will blow you away live, make sure to check them out.

Here’s their music video for “Good Morning Killer”

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Lastly we’ve got Tumi Molekane – Skellum Stage 23:00

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The Tanzanian born rapper, poet, and songwriter, is remembered by us, mostly because of his collaboration with Bittereinder and Jack Parow, on the powerful song “A Tale Of Three Cities”. In 2006 he put out his debut album “Music from My Good Eye” and was the vocalist for Tumi and the Volume. Go check him out, you won’t be disappointed.

Here’s the lyric video for A Tale Of Three Cities” where he raps about Johannesburg in the second verse.

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