Posts Tagged ‘captain stu


The Road To Synergy: Part 4 – SUCCESS!


After that mopey “I give up” post I wrote because I’d completely lost hope that I’d ever get tickets to Synergy and get to interview Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (one of my favourite bands of all time), EVERYTHING changed!

Thanks to Mr Dan Nash, the organisers of Synergy, a little badass called Paula K and most importantly, Grant Gelt from New Sound Artist Management I now not only have two tickets to the festival, but a photo pass so J-Rab can get shots from the photo pit and they’re doing what they can to arrange an interview on Saturday!

How fucking crazy is that shit?! It just goes to show, if you want something badly enough and throw yourself into it face first (with a cat on your back) sometimes, just sometimes, it actually works out.

Throughout the day one thing after the other was falling into place and then last night, at about 9pm, an email came from New Sound Artist Management saying they’d read my posts and wanted to basically help me get as close to the band as humanly possibly!

If you guys could’ve seen me last night you would have thought I had actually finally lost my fucking mind. Air punching, screams of “FUCK YEAH!” and practically having a full on seizure is how I spent the better part of an hour.



Then I promptly passed out from exhaustion, woke up this morning and continued the air-punching, seizure-inducing marathon that will probably only stop on Sunday.

This is going to be the best fucking festival EVER! I can hardly sit still I’m so fucking stoked – how the hell I’m going to get through the next 24 hours without physically detonating from excitement is anyone’s guess.

Batten the hatches boys and girls, the Tiger’s tearin’ up Synergy Winking smile



That was “Weapon Of Choice”. They’ve changed their drummer since recording that video, so you won’t see that dude (Nick Jago) behind the kit. But don’t be sad, they replaced him with a total belter!



In all my BRMC-inspired obsession, I realise that I’ve completely neglected to mention the killer SA bands that I’m going to be supporting at Synergy.

There’s a shitload of them, so not sure how I’m really going to be able to fit them all in, but here’s my festival wishlist:

  • The Plastics
  • Shadowclub
  • Taxi Violence
  • Zebra and Giraffe
  • Good Luck
  • McCree
  • Sixgun Gospel
  • Tumi & The Volume
  • Desmond and the Tutus (it’s been WAAAAYYYY too long!)
  • Isochronous
  • Captain Stu (if I survive until the bitter end – please guys, stay to watch these guys, besides being awesome guys, their music is guaranteed to melt faces)

Life, my friends, has a funny way of working out sometimes.

To everyone who made this possible, thank you again, I won’t forget this Winking smile



Captain Stu Back With A Badass New Video

Captain Stu (2)Hey guys, fuck I feel terrible for not posting the last few days but like I said before, I’m getting F’ed right in the A at the moment, so I hardly have a minute to breathe.

It’s whisky-madness for your Tiger pal, running around like a crazy man, flying up and down to Joburg and back like a flippin yo-yo.

And in the midst of it all I totally missed the launched of Captain Stu’s new video for Siamese Twin, which is basically unforgivable.

The guys have shot an AMAZING video. It has everything that was awesome about being a kid – secret clubhouses, poker and playing Doctor-Doctor, check it:



The guys are playing a gig at Zula Bar in Cape Town on the 11th of November with Hog Hoggidy Hog, 340ml and Little Kings, then heading to Unit 11 in Durban on the 19th of November with The Trees and after that they’re hittin’ up Synergy Live Festival on the 27th of November.

Speaking of which, did you guys hear that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are playing at Synergy this year?!?! I’m not sure if I can handle that. They’re only basically one of my top 5 bands of all time right now.

Just buy the album Howl. Just buy it and we’ll continue this conversation. And also get Captain Stu’s EP Free Music of course. In fact, do that first Winking smile

Atta boy.



Captain Stu Are Fucking Cool

And if you don’t believe me, I want you to know that you’re wrong. And no, this isn’t one of those situations where it’s ok to be wrong and you say ‘Well, let’s just agree to disagree’ and slope off to have a crafty wank behind the tool shed.

Captain Stu are fucking cool because not only are they carving out a sound that is fresh, funky and infectious, but Ryan the bassist gave me first dibs on their new video for the track “The Day” off their radass new EP that they’re launching on Friday night at Zula.

But wait. It’s get’s better.

If you head on down to Zula on Friday, they’ll give you the new EP FOR FREE.

All that hard work. All that time spent slaving away in studio, coaxing the sickest jams you could ever hope to hear from the tender birth canals of each and every band member’s twisted mind and they give it away FOR FUCKING FREE.

OK, so the new EP is called “Free Music” but still. I think that’s pretty fucking cool.

So here’s the new album cover:



Aaaaaaand, here’s the new video:



What do you guys reckon? Invite them as guests on the Tiger Life, ingest large quantities of LSD and go 10-pin bowling?

Holy shit. That’s EXACTLY what I was thinking!

Group hug.