The Rescu: New SA band great reviews and upcoming gig dates.

The Rescu
The Rescu

“It was the first time I’ve watched them live and man, it’s not a lie

when Ard Matthews (Just Jinjer) and Marco Gomes (Prime Circle) say

that these guys are the next big thing in South Africa. They are tight

and their passion for making good music really shows up in their warm

and killer stage presence.”

The Rescu uplifts!

The Rescu released their debut album in August and has received great reviews up to date, complimenting the band as a new SA Rock act to look out for. Evan Milton commented in his article in Weekend Argus: “The Rescu have announced their arrival on the South African music scene with a definitive debut and a much more rounded package than many brand new bands.” Claire Martens from commented “For a trio, they certainly know how to fill the speakers” and Jana van Heerden noted in her review on “There is no doubt that The Rescu is a solid band with a successful career ahead.”

The band drew their inspiration for the songs from various elements and life experiences. Their genuine and heartfelt love for South Africa and its people inspired many of the tracks. The band name expresses their desire for something relevant, something needed, something out of the ordinary; something that happens to be in the right place at the right time.

As a band, we like the idea of getting people excited, being positive and focusing on the good stuff that life has to offer. Our performance as a band is an integral part of conveying a message of hope. We put a lot of effort into our live shows, we work hard at keeping the energy up and offering something special to the audience. We are all about bringing the rock and roll to every performance, having fun doing it and just letting the music say what it has to say. At the end of the day, our music is designed to inspire, to lift up. It`s about the triumph of the human spirit and its connection to the spiritual and physical world we live in.”

To date, The Rescu have performed with some of the biggest names on the SA music circuit, sharing the stage with Just Jinjer, Arno Carstens, Prime Circle, Foto na Dans and The Dirty Skirts. These performances, as well as the many smaller shows played by the band have given them the street cred they require to hold their own at any level of live performance.

Catch The Rescu live in November:

23rd November: &Union, Breestreet, Cape Town 8pm, free

26th November: Synergy Live, Main Stage, 3pm

27th November: V&A Waterfront with Prime Circle, 6pm, free


Twitter: @therescuband


Album available to download from Rhythm Music Store

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Download Minutes To Midnight by Chris Chameleon

Chris Chameleon’s brand new digital single Minutes To Midnight is available for download from

Minutes To Midnight by Chris Chameleon

(Click here to listen to Minutes To Midnight before downloading)

Other popular titles by Chris Chameleon include As Jy Weer Skryf and Kyk Hoe Lyk Ons Nou. You might also enjoy Mystic Myle 1988-2005 by Valiant Swart, Wonderful Life by Luna Paige and Dutch Courage by aKING.

Fire Through The Window Score International TV Deal

Fire Through The Window

International cosmetics powerhouse, Almay, have used South African quintet, Fire Through The Window’s “Do Do Do” in their latest television campaign featuring spokesmodel and actress, Kate Hudson.

Fire Through The Window are no strangers to advertising. Their songs have been used before in local ads; twice by iPod, twice by Shox and once each by Mr Price & SL Magazine. The Almay campaign will last for a minimum of two years and will be aired on television screens internationally. The advert has already been spotted on screens in the USA, UK and South Africa.

“This is pretty much the biggest thing that’s ever happened to us”, says co-vocalist, Sinead Dennis. “We’ve had placements in local campaigns before, which has been awesome and extremely beneficial for us, but having an international ad placement is pretty crazy. It is so surreal and it feels good just to know that people over there might actually get to hear us.”


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