Al Bairre

it seems fitting that my first music post of the year is about a newish South African band called Al Bairre. these guys are based in Cape Town too, so I suppose that makes it doubly awesome. Al Bairre is made up of 5 talented youngsters – Tom Kotze, Julia Johnson, Tessa Johnson, Nicholas Preen and Kyle Davis – who combine cello, violins, guitars, ukelele’s and drums to create what they call Symphonic Indie Rock.

Aggressively unfancy band from the mother city. We have nice hair and like ugly things. Drawing influence from bands such as Arcade Fire, Ra Ra Riot, Vampire Weekend and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, the goal was to take an indie band and turn it into an “ice cream of orchestral sounds”

you can listen to and download their debut EP When I Was Tall for free at their Soundcloud and band page.

listen to the rest of the EP at their Soundcloud page.

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  • Reply Jess Wednesday 23 January, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    They are incredible live too – definitely worth tracking down a gig.

  • Reply Aimee Wednesday 23 January, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    so nice, thanks miss moss!

  • Reply Monique Wednesday 23 January, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    thanks, i love it! your music recommendations our so spot on.

  • Reply Justine Wednesday 23 January, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Brilliant, brilliant! Thanks- a great find! Loving the blog.

  • Reply Labzazuza Monday 28 January, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Great! Thank you =)

  • Reply Iveth Thursday 31 January, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I love it! thanks so much for sharing!

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