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What’s new and happening with Kabaal klankbaan

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! 🙂

Kabaal klankbaan is turning 5 and you get a FREE Bonus EP!

Kabaal klankbaan’s newest album, Baptism, has already received some amazing praise:

“Dis baie mooi. Anna het dit ook baie geniet en 3 keer langer gevat as gewoonlik om my kamer skoon te maak, want sy wou nie loop voor die CD nie klaar is nie. Ek dink dis die CD van jou waarvan ek nog nie meeste hou, en dit kom van iemand wat nou al vir die 3de keer 79 is.” – Floris se Ouma Francie

“[Radio Silence] het my uitgeboul right off the bat. Dit maak jou siel stil vir ‘n paar minute. Jy hoor nie meer sulke songs deesdae nie.” – Rolbees, watkykjy.co.za

“Pretty much the best album I’ve ever heard in the world ever ever ever. How is this guy not bigger than The Beatles yet?” – Floris, the very biased guy from Kabaal klankbaan

“How can it be bad if it’s printed on black?” – Some drunk guy at a show once.

And now, since you’ve obviously not gotten enough Baptism, Kabaal klankbaan presents: The Baptism Bonus EP. While recording Baptism, we went kinda overboard and produced five more tracks than what would fit on the album. And now you can have them too.

And because 2 October marks the FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Kabaal klankbaan’s first live show, you can get it for FREE (for a limited time only).

Remember to click the “Download” button to download and keep this EP for free. Then listen to it whenever and wherever you want!

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If you don’t believe me that we had some AMAZING fun with performing live over the last few months, check out all our new live videos on YouTube:

The Kabaal klankbaan channel is overflowing with new videos, and I’m sure your favourite song is in there somewhere!

MERCH MERCH MERCH

Have you seen our new “This town is for lovers” T-shirts yet? Available to order from https://kabaalklankbaan.bandcamp.com/merch/this-town-is-for-lovers-t-shirt or via info@kabaalklankbaan.co.za for only R150.

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We have ONLY 8 of the previous T-shirts left (size Medium). Also available to order from https://kabaalklankbaan.bandcamp.com/merch/beardface-t-shirt or via info@kabaalklankbaan.co.za for only R150.

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Lastly, if you don’t have yours yet, get the new album Baptism from Bandcamp. The previous two releases (Dit wat oorgebly het & Player Two) are also available.

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SHOWS SHOWS SHOWS:

After a terrrrrrrrrific album launch tour, some amazing festival shows and special appearances by guest musicians, our shows are winding down for the rest of the year. Kabaal klankbaan will be playing here:

Baptism album launch FAQ’s

When and where is this show?
6 June. 19h30 for 20h00. Asbos Teater, Die Wilgers, Pretoria.

I’ve been to a Kabaal klankbaan show before. How special will this album launch really be?
Without giving too much away, it’ll definitely be Kabaal klankbaan as you’ve never seen it before. This show will feature a full night’s entertainment, including songs from the new album, a few oldies you haven’t heard in a while, new covers, new interpretations, and even the debut of a couple of brand new (not yet recorded) original Kabaal klankbaan songs.
There’ll even be a full band on stage this time… Not to be missed!

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Photo by Christelle Duvenage – http://www.christelleduvenage.com/

Will there be tickets available at the door?
With these things, you never know. The safest option is to make sure you’ve bought tickets in advance from www.asbos.co.za

Since you’re my best friend, can you organise me a couple of free tickets?
No.

Surely there won’t be only ONE show??
While we’ll be playing a couple of shows around Gauteng following the launch, they won’t be as interesting, exciting, and unmissable as the launch show itself. More shows will be announced later.

Will CDs be available for sale?
Yes, thanks to our Indiegogo campaign and amazing support, we pre-sold enough Baptism albums to allow CDs to get printed. On the night, Baptism will be available for a special launch price of R100, and our other CDs and merchandise will be available at bargain prices (especially when bought in bundles).

Is this a grandparents-friendly show?
Yes, even more than usual, this will be a wholesome, whole-family show. Bring your parents, grandparents, and even as great as your great-grandparents go!

Please play my favourite song!
I’ll think about it.

I forgot about tickets again?
At www.asbos.co.za or at the door. That’s for the show on 6 June at 19h30 for 20h00 at Asbos Teater, Die Wilgers, Pretoria. Also see the event on Facebook.

The Radio Silence is over: Kabaal klankbaan presents Baptism

Kabaal klankbaan will officially launch their second full-length album, entitled Baptism, on 6 June 2015 at Asbos Theatre in Die Wilgers, Pretoria.

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Photo by Christelle Duvenage – http://www.christelleduvenage.com/

“It’s personal, heartfelt, and emotional,” says singer-songwriter Floris Groenewald of the new record, “but also doesn’t forget to smile, laugh, and most importantly – rock.” Baptism, self-produced by Groenewald and mostly recorded in Kabaal klankbaan’s bedroom studio, is darker and more intimate than previous releases. Since the majority of the album’s tracks had been written as far back as 2011, many of the songs are already familiar to audiences who have seen Kabaal klankbaan perform more than 100 shows in the past four and a half years.

While retaining the familiar folk-rock elements of Kabaal klankbaan’s previous work and many club, pub, and festival shows, Baptism also explores new sounds, including electric and electronic elements to sonically sketch dark and dystopian landscapes.

Kabaal klankbaan is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Floris Groenewald which mostly takes the form of a solo acoustic performance, but isn’t limited to it. Various musicians and technicians such as session musicians Siobhan Lloyd-Jones and Raldo Mattheus, Indie-folk singers Hey, River and Shotgun Tori, and drummer/mastering engineer Peach van Pletzen, helped craft Baptism, and the album launch show promises to show Kabaal klankbaan “like you’ve never seen it before.”

The album will officially be launched at Asbos Theatre on 6 June 2015 at 19h30 for 20h00. Tickets available from www.asbos.co.za.

Baptism will be available on iTunes in June 2015, and can currently be pre-ordered from http://kabaalklankbaan.bandcamp.com/ – stream preview tracks at http://soundcloud.com/kabaalklankbaan/sets/baptism-preview-tracks.

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I’m sorry for falling in love with you.
– “Sorry”

Tracklist:

1. Phone Calls
2. A change in the weather
3. Not tonight, Josephine (unplugged)
4. Radio Silence
5. Freedom Day
6. This town is for lovers
7. Sorry
8. Player Two (unplugged)
9. Not Alone
10. Valentine’s Day
11. Thinking (feat. Hey,River)
12. Let’s make haste

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!

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