The lively sounds of Hot Water have been captivating the live stage at events like Rocking The Daisies and they are regulars on The Farmhouse stage in the southern peninsula in Cape Town. The music they make has been described as combination of rock/ jive/ South African pop but donít let the definitions confine their extraordinarily diverse and fresh sounds. Each time I have seen them perform over the past few years the energy and pure vibe of these talented musicians brings me to my feet to get down and dance!
The third album South offers great new tracks, some purely instrumental with powerful didgeridoo influences, a lot of guitar and fresh, raw lyrics. Big Bang gives Donovan (the lead singer) full scope to exercise his remarkable voice and Tribal Man has a resonance of Johnny Clegg in the early days of Juluka although there is nothing copycat about the style. Hot Water rock and with three albums in hand we look forward to the next.
Capetonians can catch them at the De Waal Park Summer Concert in the Park Series on 27 November at 3pm. Entry is free.
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