hell-bent for pleasure
August 12, 2006
A piano bar, somewhere in suburbia.
MC: The Hellphones spring their debut album on an unsuspecting Gauteng public at the Blues Room, Village Walk, this Tuesday evening.
MC: It should be good. (Pause.) You know, I think I missed their launch in Cape Town a couple of weeks ago…
MC: But as luck would have it, I’m in Johannesburg right now. (Stan, could I get a refill?)
MC: Yeah, if you’re in the vicinity of the departure lounge at Jo’burg International around the time that they’re due to hit the stage, come and say hello.
MC: I know, but what can you do? I’ve heard reports that This is How might be one of the best local honest-to-goodness rock ‘n’ roll releases of recent years. If not of all time. (Stan, I love you.)
MC: In spite of it not sounding at all like The ‘Stones, Thin Lizzy or The Beatles, like the press release claims.
MC: (No, “Oooh”, that’s an “Ooooh”)
MC: On a positive and vaguely related note, at least I’ll be going back to a fixed internet connection in the Mother City – you know, check my mail at night without having to Velcro an aerial to the neighbour’s roof. I could even resume some sort of regular posting schedule. Like in the old days.
“This is How” is released by Sheer Music and is available countrywide at Look & Listen, CD Wherehouse and all good CD Stores.
But not, apparently, at The Mall in Rosebank. So I bought Cassette‘s debut release instead.