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I am building a Robot Girlfriend: Kabaal Klankbaan Releases New Single

Quirky indie folk-rock band Kabaal klankbaan is back with a new standalone single, “Robot Girlfriend”. This follows their second album, Baptism, released in June 2015.

Kabaal klankbaan - Robot Girlfriend single cover

In contrast to the self-produced, bedroom-recorded Baptism, Robot Girlfriend was produced by previous collaborator Peach van Pletzen (Yesterday’s Pupil, Bittereinder), and recorded at Planet Awesome in Greenside, Johannesburg.

Robot Girlfriend is a fun, humourous, electro/indie-pop song with a fair share of sincerity and heart.

Floris Groenewald, songwriter, frontman, and vocalist, describes the song with his tongue in his cheek: “Robot Girlfriend is simply about how flippin’ sweet it would be to have a girlfriend who’s a robot.”

“But it’s also about when your love life is so completely disappointing that you just retreat into a fantasy world and reject all sense of reality – or so my doctors say.”

Robot Girlfriend is available on iTunes, Deezer, Google Play, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc.

ABOUT KABAAL KLANKBAAN

Kabaal klankbaan is Gauteng-based musician Floris Groenewald’s folk-rock music project. “It’s not a stage name,” says Floris, “but a band, of which I’m the only permanent member.” They play acoustic, alternative folk-rock, which varies from indie-pop songs, folky dystopian love songs, bluesy rock & roll, to songs about robots and video games.

Most live performances consist of one guy with an acoustic guitar, harmonica, and stompbox, rocking and rolling and folking in an attempt to ignore genre limitations. His next show might be Afrikaans, English, bilingual, folky, rocky, accompanied or solo. In 2015 Kabaal klankbaan performed several times as a duo, joined by saxophinist Andre van Coller, and for a special Halloween show in October 2016, they pulled out all the stops as a four-piece band.

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Kabaal klankbaan has released a debut album, Dit wat oorgebly het, in October 2012, closely followed by a standalone, free download single, This town is for lovers, in November 2012. They launched a new single, Player Two (featuring Gad de Combes from Adventure Man and Shortstraw), in October 2013, and a second full-length album, Baptism, in June 2015.

Their latest single, Robot Girlfriend, has already been playlisted on MixFM, MFM, IFM, Radio Active Rock, and Red Cap Radio.

LINKS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kabaalband/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kabaalklankbaan

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kabaalklankbaan

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMANKYKQemTZo0E6NhyfuYg

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kabaalklankbaan

Website: http://www.kabaalklankbaan.co.za/

2015 and everything.

I made a list of all the years that have ever been, and 2015 made my Top 5.
Even better: THIS 2015 was my #1 favourite 2015 I’ve ever had. And that was even before the new Star Wars came out.

So thank you. Thanks for coming to shows, still believing in CDs, and listening to the music! Thanks for supporting me all the way to STRAB in Mozambique, Oppikoppi, and from Benoni to Bronkhorstspruit. I was able to make and release my second album this year, and I simply can’t wait to do more.

At my last show of 2015 (16 December at The Good Luck Bar), I made a bootleg recording of the set. You can listen and download it below. It’s a free download, but will only be online for a limited time, so jump if you’re interested.

Kabaal klankbaan Live at the Good Luck Bar bootleg

More news about the future will be coming soon. For now, mark these dates on your calender for Kabaal klankbaan shows:

16 Jan 2016 – Sinkshack, Bronkhorstspruit
22 Jan 2016 – Railways Cafe, Irene

You can always also keep an eye on our website for the latest gig news!

I’ve been busy writing, recording, and planning, and I’m looking forward to sharing as much as possible of these new things with you. Yes, you.

Thanks for being here! 🙂

A Change in the Weather

Okay, okay. Here’s one more preview of the new album. This song is called A Change In The Weather, and features Siobhan Lloyd-Jones on violin.

Please remember our crowdfunding campaign is still ongoing until 27 Feb, and we really need your help:
a) If we don’t reach our goal, the campaign fails, we don’t print CDs, and everyone gets their money back. So please help spread the word, and encourage anyone who might be interested in contributing.
b) An exclusive thankyou/reward for all contributors (even if the campaign is unsuccessful) will be announced soon.
c) If we’re not offering the reward you’d really like as a perk, please let us know!

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Thanks!

Kiss you on the cheek [Desmond and the tutus cover]

There was once this girl who busted a groove to the beat and then Shane from Desmond and the tutus* wanted to kiss her on the cheek. Okay maybe not really, but this one goes out to all the single ladies in the audience. Nina Rossouw helped out with some extra vocals. Isn’t she the best?

Baptism Bootlegs #4: A song to prove I can sing happy songs too.

*Their new album is available to pre-order on iTunes – yummy!

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