Movies: Dunkirk - In Cinemas 28 July
When 400,000 men couldn’t get home… home came for them.
From filmmaker Christopher Nolan comes the epic action thriller “Dunkirk.” Nolan directed “Dunkirk” from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen.
Movies: Dunkirk - In Cinemas 28 July
Music: Chad Saaiman celebrates a decade in the music industry
Cape Town-based singer, songwriter and recording artist Chad Saaiman has been performing professionally for over a decade; gracing stages across South Africa and Europe. Earlier this year, the seasoned artist releases his latest solo single titled “Belief”; a follow up to his last hit “Nights”.
Music: Debut Album
Captivatingly beautiful is the perfect way to describe Lizandra Winter's latest single, Die Begin (The Beginning), which has just been released. The song will build on the success of her first solo single and music video, Fluister.
Music: Debut EP
The Cosmic Strange
With a sound which draws in equal measure from the acid-tinged waters of neo-psychedelia and the melodically rich textures of indie rock, the band has produced eponymous debut EP, mastered by David Blackman of UK-based Hiltongrove Mastering Studios, known for his past work with Coldplay.
Supernatural Special Feature:
Let me be clear about something right off the bat, this feature is about my mother. It might be biased of me to call Louise Prinsloo the Enid Blyton of Afrikaans ghost stories, but then again, it might not.
The Killing Floor
Interview: Jonathan Pienaar
“When I first read that script, I just went Hallelujah. The Killing Floor is a dark comedy that almost has a Coen brothers vibe to it, although I don't want to liken it to anything else because it has such an original style. Philip Gardner, who wrote and directed it, has a brilliant mind.
News: South African Joins The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences
Sound is a challenging component of post-production, and Charlotte Buys’s work has consistently been of a very high standard, placing her amongst the best in the world.
Interview: The Unwavering Warhorse
“I remember pointing to the screen and saying that’s what I want to be.” said Brandon Auret about the time he watched Return of the Jedi as a child in the 80’s. People thought he was talking about the Jedi, but the little boy had found his calling in life - acting.
Interview: The Game Has Just Begun
Designer, artist, musician - all round creative Loui Lvndn has recently upped his game by releasing his debut full length album. This alternative, rock infused piece of work is something most musicians can only dream of calling a debut.
Interview: Here Comes The Van
“He might make mistakes, maar hy bly altyd great... and remember my friend not all heroes wear capes... is just a taste of the tongue-in-cheek lyrics from Jack Parow's brand new hit, Super Van, written as theme song for the upcoming comedy Van Der Merwe. We spoke to the Afrikaans rapper about inspiration for the song.
Warner Bros Gets Ready For Comic-Con
Warner Bros. Pictures brings some of its biggest films and brightest stars to this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego. The announcement was made recently by Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, who stated, “Every year we look forward to Comic-Con and every year we eagerly share our enthusiasm for the upcoming Warner Bros. slate.
Letting Go Of Old Habits
Being the product of a very diplomatic household, I will not say yay or nay on the subject of psychic phenomena, because I don’t know if Norma really saw those images or if it was just a lucky stab in the dark. What I am here to tell you, is that because of that conversation I have changed my ways. And for that I am grateful.
David Tlale's Look Book
David by David Tlale, the distinguished diffusion line by David Tlale, has officially release its Autumn/Winter range. This mainstream range, inspired by a “modular” approach in design through architecture, allows every woman to savor the sophistication that offers David Tlale garments.
Film Interview: Roeline Daneel in Krotoa
In a little less than a month South African audiences will finally get to see Krotoa, the multi-award winning film about a bright young girl who is removed from her Khoi San tribe to serve Jan van Riebeeck in the early days of the first Fort. Playing the role of van Riebeeck's wife Maria, is actress Roeline Daneel.
Midnight Oil in South Africa
An aggressive rock sound and the ability to shake the cage and move any generation, legendary Australian rock band and agitators Midnight Oil are coming to South Africa for the first time in over two decades! The Johannesburg show on 29th July, Marks Park is the only SA show included as part of their current sold out 'Great Circle' World Tour.
Making Music for Madiba Day
The Mother City’s fastest growing radio station is launching a unique commemoration of Mandela Day this year. Smile 90.4FM is sending out 67 buskers to play 67 minutes of music in honour of Madiba at 67 locations around Cape Town, in a Making Music for Madiba event on Tuesday 18 July - the City’s first mass busking event.
New album: ‘Maps & Minutes’
Stanley June has already released two singles and music videos off ‘Maps & Minutes’, namely ‘Define Love’ and ‘Never Let me Go’. These singles enjoyed listings on nationwide radio stations and music video plays on SABC and M-Net. The third single to be released off the album and currently on its way to radio and TV, is entitled ‘Holding On’.
Garnet - Following Her Own Light
New emerging local indie pop/rock artist, Garnet, has already self-released two singles and is gaining traction abroad. With vocal and musical overtones reminiscent of artists like Birdy, Sia and Adele, Garnet is the fresh new voice enlightening the pop music scene.
New Hardcore Album: Truth & Its Burden
It’s a safe bet to describe the collective minds of Truth & Its Burden as brim-full of heart, hope, optimism and a fresh positive take on daily crisis. They’re constantly thinking of new ways to cement a positive attitude in the hearts of any person attending their shows or listening to their songs.
Have We Lost Our Way?
When it comes to having a pet, there are gazillions of different types of family and pet relationships. Of course in an ideal world we would have our dogs with us all the time and let them naturally experience life with humans every minute of the day.
Say Hello To Your New Best Friend!
They say dogs ask for so little but deserve so much more. This is especially true when it comes to Nathi. He joined the Dogtown SA family after being surrendered because of his penchant for chasing sheep. You see, he wasn’t taught not to chase those four-legged fluff balls so you can’t really blame him for wanting to make them his play mates.
Raela The Guide Dog
Desiree lives in Kimberley and works at the Sol Plaatje Municipality as a switchboard operator. She has Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and has been visually impaired since birth. Growing up in Zimbabwe, she attended a main stream school until grade four. Her parents were advised to send her to Worcester so she could be taught braille.
The Story Of A Shelter
It starts with one dog. Then one more, then one more. Then you have ten. You know that you cannot take in more. Maybe someone gives you a piece of land, maybe you work and you rent a place. You set up a few enclosures. You build a few kennels.
OBK ZUNGU is a hip hop artist, producer and music business man at Long Dream Productions. After many years in successful Hip Hop crews and behind the production decks, he is ready to unleash his solo talent on the world. This is the first single WRONG TURN taken from his debut solo hip hop mixtape.
Doppio Zero's Benefits Of Drinking Coffee
Ask any coffee lover and they'll tell you straight - something magical happens when that first sip reaches your lips. And this particular kind of magic is what has made coffee one of the most popular beverages in the world. It’s a ritual. A necessity. A life-long love affair that's hundreds of years old.
Movie Interview: Van Der Merwe
A well-known face on South African screens, Chanelle de Jager will soon be appearing in Van Der Merwe - the film which brings to life the iconic South African character and butt of many jokes. Marelise Jacobs spoke to Chanelle about how she landed the part and the perks of being able to pay it forward in the acting industry.
New Album: Watch Video
Diamond-certified, global award winning rock band, Nickelback, released their ninth studio album Feed the Machine. Recorded in Vancouver and produced by Nickelback and Chris Baseford, the album features singles “Feed the Machine”, “Must Be Nice” as well as “Song on Fire”. The album is currently available in stores as well as across digital and streaming platforms.
New Single: Listen here
Introducing Lolo M. with her powerful and uplifting debut single Kudala, taken from her upcoming album entitled 'Rise'. This is her first offering in the music industry, and she hopes that it will resonate with each and every ear that hears it. The song is about giving thanks to her elders.
New Single: Listen here
Go The Rodeo are causing quite a stir in the short time they’ve been around. The Johannesburg based electro-rock band have just released their new single Set Fire along with a video for the track. Set Fire was written in April, a month which has held particular bad memories for vocalist Corné.
New Album: Len Muller
Talented songwriter and vocalist, Len Muller has one of those unique voices that is able to keep audiences mesmerized throughout each of his performances. This musician has managed to conquer the hearts of music lovers in a very short period of time. His second studio album, Oog Van Die Storm - meaning Eye Of The Storm, is finally here.
Debut Single: Listen here
Almarie du Preez, with her soothing voice and unique musical talent, certainly needs no introduction in music or entertainment circles. The former JAM-presenter has not only managed to establish herself as a singer, songwriter, radio presenter and performer over the past seven years, but is also known as actress, writer and TV presenter.
Cover Story: Cantrel
Neil Breytenbach is not only the long-time keyboardist for the multi-award winning rock band Prime Circle, he is also an incredibly talented songwriter and producer. Always busy writing music, Neil has now created Cantrel - a project where he will be producing his own music while inviting new and up-and-coming vocalists to join on his songs.
Supernatural: Top 5 Hauntings
Phoenix Paranormal walks us through their top five investigations of haunted places in Gauteng. From the Old Rec Hall, the Lindfield Museum to the Breytenbach Theatre. But which one will be top of the list?
Loui Lvndn is a singer, songwriter, rapper, performing artist, visual artist and writer. He has since evolved into the genre defying and genre unifying art/fun house he is today. The highly anticipated single ‘Kill Her Killer’ from his debut album ‘Your Princess Is In Another Castle’ had an exclusive first play on 5fm.
Supernatural: Ghost Hunters
Paranormal investigations are a popular thing overseas, and seeing a gap in South Africa - particularly Cape Town - Marc Leitao decided to look into the various claims himself. The draw card was primarily exploring the history and heritage of sites, and getting to the bottom of the stories and lore that most people have to share.
New Album: Interview
Southern Wild, a four-piece Rock band from Cape Town was founded by long time musician David van Vuuren and joined by Julian van Rensburg, Alex Smillie and Dylan Hunt. They have just released their debut album Lead Role In A Classic Horror with Raiven Hunter as co-producer.
As a young girl, Norma Simon realised she had a special gift and a connection with God. As the years went by she learned how to embrace this gift instead of fearing it. By combining her profound understanding of the spiritual world and her compassion for fellow human beings, Norma sees her vocation as a chance to help others on their journey to acceptance and understanding.
New Album: Watch Video
Indie artist and singer/songwriter Jozia uses her unconventional way of looking at the world to create music and videos with a fearless disregard of opinion. Describing her sound as Mamokebe, meaning siren, that also forms the title of her latest album which was released earlier this year.
July Album Reviews
Perkolate Online reviews Souther Wild's debut album Lead Role In A Classic Horror as well as Jozia's Mamokebe.
Car Review: Fiat 500
The Perkolate Online team headed off to Midrand to test drive the Fiat 0.9 Twin Air Turbo, or more commonly known as the Fiat 500. One of our younger team members volunteered to help during the test drive as she is eager to buy the Fiat 500 as her first car. This car has been on the market for the last few years, but never seems to lose its appeal.