Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Band: Taxi Violence

I promise that I have been planning to do a post on the excellent South African band Taxi Violence for months and that my decision to post had nothing to do with the taxi violence in South Africa yesterday.

The first time I heard Untie Yourself on the radio, I thought Muse had a new song out. This is such a fantastic, bold and emotionally charged song and I was quite surprised to hear that it was by a South African band. (The Muse comparison alone should hopefully send you clicking on all the cool links below!)

TaxiViolenceUntie Yourself is the title track from the band's first album and is a firm favourite on my iPod as it reached the "songs to play over and over again on repeat"-playlist.

Click on the album cover and it will take you to Rhythm Records where you can preview all of the songs on the album and buy the mp3s.

In addition to the Untie Yourself, I also recommend Rock Out and Waking Up.

I would absolutely recommend Taxi Violence to all fans of indie and alternative music as well as lovers of fantastic South African bands such as Parlotones, Evolver and Prime Circle. This is an extremely well produced album with an international sound. Taxi Violence are working on releasing their second album right now and I think we can only expect excellent stuff from them in the future. If you prefer to download your mp3s from Amazon, they have four tracks available:

MySpace
LastFM
Taxi Violence official website
Legal Taxi Violence downloads

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