New South African Music – Go The Rodeo
Go The Rodeo – Set Fire
Johannesburg-based electro-rock band, Go The Rodeo have been causing quite a stir in the short time they’ve been around. They have just released their new single Set Fire along with a video for the track. The band hails from the western outskirts of Johannesburg and consists of Robert Mitchley (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboard), Corne van Niekerk (vocals, guitar) and Craig Atkinson (drums).
Set Fire was written in April, a month which has held particular bad memories for vocalist Corné. In the song, the month of April is symbolised by a certain side of the moon, and the topics of death, love and frustration form the theme.
The video is a mashup of old public domain clips containing moon travel, fire, protest, and educational propaganda.
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