Monday, June 28, 2010

Fokofpolisiekar competition winners announced!

Wake To Wonder, The Runs and Baarmoedergevoel to open for Fokofpolisiekar at Assembly, Cape Town on 3 July 2010 PLUS First screening of new Fokofpolisiekar music video “Tussen Die Krake” at Assembly, Cape Town on 3 July 2010

Cult SA band Fokofpolisiekar has extended an open invitation to any local band to be considered to open for them at their 3 July gig at Assembly, Cape Town during the 2010 World Cup Soccer Tournament.

The three winning bands have now been selected and they are Wake To Wonder, The Runs and Baarmoedergevoel. Said Fokofpolisiekar bassist Wynand Myburgh: “We had an overwhelming 65 entries from bands wanting to play with us. I was astonished to see how many upcoming bands there are in our country, the SA music scene is definitely happening. It was a tough choice. There were many JHB bands who were great, but in the end we focused on local bands, with one of the winning bands from Vanderbijlpark. Our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years, and all the bands who applied to open for us.”

You can read more about the winning bands below. The music video of Fokofpolisiekar’s latest single, “Tussen Die Krake” (produced by Fly On The Wall) will also be screened at the 3 July gig at Assembly for the first time ever.

Wake To Wonder

Wake To Wonder hail from the Vaal triangle. Their innovative tunes mixing melodic and screamo vocals with powerhouse drums, in-your-face guitar melodies and dynamic bass riffs have put them on the map in the local music scene. The band has recently completed their debut album entitled SALUBRIOUS. The album has a diverse flavor of tunes and does not just stick to one genre in any way. Some accomplishments of the band include numerous TV appearances, featured articles, radio interviews, playing big local festivals like Woodstock, Thornfest "the camp", Seasons wither and more as well as playing alongside some of SA's top local bands and international acts such as platinum selling American band 'The Ataris'(Made famous for their song 'Boys of the summer'), hardcore legends from Netherlands 'No Turning Back', Ska punk outfit 'Red 5 point star' from Slovenia as well as metal band 'Seven year kismet'(United Kingdom).

The Runs

Formed in late 2009 by David Thorpe, Nick Gordon and Greg Geyser when the three got together to audition Thorpe as a potential guitarist for their previous band The Retreats. In their first jam the song “Straw” was born and it was decided that a new band should be formed, with Geyser playing lead guitar and Thorpe on rhythm and vocals all that was needed was a bassist. Thorpe suggested friend Tim Gaud as a likely candidate as he had played in several bands before, including one called Contra Band with Thorpe. During his audition with only Thorpe and Gordon present, the song “Movies” was formed instantaneously and it was clear they were on to something. Over the next couple of months they developed their sound based mostly in modern rock music but drawing influences from blues, funk, hip hop and various other genre’s. The end result was an energetic groove based rock sound with a punk attitude.


Baarmoedergevoel is a Stellenbosch-based band that has been rapidly growing in stature. What started as two friends playing guitar has blossomed into a full five-piece band with members ranging from diverse backgrounds. Baarmoedergevoel draws heavily from their diversity in order to create a new unique type of music. The music is a blend of melodic guitars, funky bass lines and creative drumming and the band has been described as a blend between Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters. But then others have simply labelled it Kaalvoet Rooiwyn Rock (barefoot red wine rock).

Date: Saturday 3 July 2010

Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar with special selected acts:

Wake To Wonder (Vanderbijl Park)

Baarmoedergevoel (Stellenbosch)

The Runs (Cape Town)

Venue: The Assembly, 61 Harrington Str, District Six, Cape Town
Cover: Pre sold @ R70 from R80 at the door
Contact: 021-465 7286
Time: 21h00
Other: Cape Town Quarter Final World Cup match day
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Monday, June 14, 2010


Casio en Fokofpolisiekar gee jou die kans om ‘n Casio horlosie te wen!

Wat beteken Fokofpolisiekar vir jou?

Annie Klopper is tans besig om Fokofpolisiekar se authorised biografie te skryf en wil graag input van die fans hê. Vir die kans om jou woorde in die amptelike Fokofpolisiekar-boek te sien, vertel vir haar in 200 woorde wat Fokofpolisiekar vir jou beteken. Onthou om jou naam, ouderdom en tuisdorp daarby te plaas. Die beste inskrywing ontvang ’n Casio-horlosie. E-pos vir Annie by:
Die inskrywing wat Annie die meeste help en interessant vind sal wen.

Die wenners sal teen Vrydag 2 Julie bekend gemaak word.

Onthou ook dat jou band het ook die geleentheid om saam met Fokofpolisiekar te speel by Assembly Saterdag 3 Julie.

Stuur ‘n E-pos met julle biografie en details na waar julle musiek gehoor kan word na

Die line up sal teen Maandag 21 Junie bekend gemaak word.

Terme en voorwaardes:

1. Die beoordelaars se besluit is finaal en geen verdere korrespondensie sal daaroor gevoer word nie. Slegs inskrywings wat teen 00h00 op 21 Junie 2010 ontvang is, sal in aanmerking kom vir die prys.

2. Deur vir hierdie kompetisie in te skryf, gee die deelnemer toestemming dat die inhoud van sy/haar inskrywing en sy/haar naam aangehaal mag word in ’n Biografie van ’n bende deur Annie Klopper (Protea Boekhuis, ISBN 978-1-86919-342-3) met dien verstande dat die deelnemer geen aanspraak het op tantieme in hierdie verband nie.

3. Alle inskrywings moet die eie, oorspronklike intellektuele skeppings van die onderskeie deelnemers wees en deur in te skryf, gee die deelnemer toe dat dit wel sy/haar eie intellektuele skepping is.

4. Annie Klopper en Protea Boekhuis aanvaar geen verantwoordelikheid vir naam-, kopiereg- of enige ander vorm van skending waaraan die deelnemer hom/haar mag skuldig maak deur sy/haar inskrywing nie.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fokofpolisiekar kompetisie - skryf jou band in en wen dalk 'n FPK opening slot!

Cult SA band Fokofpolisiekar has extended an open invitation to any local band to be considered to open for them at their 3 July gig at Assembly, Cape Town during the 2010 World Cup Soccer Tournament.

In order to enter, bands simply need to send in a demo or a link to their online music as well as a band biography to Aspiring bands can find all the entry details on the band’s official Facebook page.
Fokofpolisiekar will select three bands to open for them on the night. The closing date for entries is Monday the 21st of June. The three lucky bands will be announced on Friday the 25th of June 2010.

Fokofpolisiekar kicked off 2010 with a high-energy show in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the second time they played the Gardens after their by-now legendary performance there in 2005. This show seems to have set the pace for a jam-packed year which will keep the band in the local music spotlight as much as ever before.
In 2010, the band will be working on new material in order to release a fourth full-length album in 2011. In the meantime, “die bende” will continue to play gigs and festivals around the country in order to keep up with the demand from their legions of fans.

The Fokofpolisiekar documentary, Forgive Them For They Know Not What They Do (produced by Fly On The Wall and released in July 2009) was enthusiastically received by both fans and critics and won the Encounters Film Festival’s Best South African Documentary Award as well as the Audience Award, with sold-out shows across the country.

The “fokumentary” was announced as one of’s Best of 2009: Top 10 Music Documentaries. A soundtrack to the film containing 18 of Fokofpolisiekar’s biggest hits enititled Forgive Them For They Know Not What They Do was also released. The documentary has been available on DVD rental from 1 March, and has been available for sale from 5 April.

A collection of Fokofpolisiekar lyrics entitled Fokofpolisiekar Woorde (published by The President) was launched at the recent Toffie Popular Culture Festival held in Cape Town in March, while the band will also continue to work with writer Annie Klopper on an authorised band biography to be published by Protea Boekhuis in 2011.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO – “Tussen Die Krake”:
A music video for the song “Tussen Die Krake” from the Antibiotika EP (produced by Fly On The Wall) has been shot and will soon be airing on local music channel MK. Other news is that Fokofpolisiekar’s music video for the song “Antibiotika” (directed by Sean Metelerkamp) was nominated for a 2010 MK award in the Best Music Video category in February. Fokofpolisiekar was also featured in a BBC Radio 2 World Cup Feature broadcast in April, which focused on South African culture.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fokofpolisiekar Woorde

Fokofpolisiekar Woorde:

Op 26 Maart 2010 reik ons saam met The President ‘n boek met al ons woorde in uit. Dis basies ‘n digbundel met ‘n versameling van al die FPK songs se woorde. Dis eerste van so iets in Suid-Afrika en hopelik iets wat julle almal ook sal wil besit. Ons weet julle ken al die woorde, maar die is vir die nuwe generasie en dalk ouer generasie.

Die boek ‘’Woorde’’ gaan as deel van die Toffie Fees by Rondebosch Boys High in Cape Town op Vrydag aand bekendgestel word. Daar gaan ook ‘n acoustic optrede deur die band wees.

Moet nie die geleentheif mis nie:

Date: 26 March
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar Book Launch & Fokofpolisiekar (Forgive Them For They Do Not Know What They Do) documentary screening
Venue: Rondebosch Boys High, Cape Town
Cover: TBC
Contact: 021 462 6092
Time: 20h00
Other: Acoustic performance by Fokofpolisiekar (Toffie Popular Cultural Festival)

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Sien julle almal hopelik die naweek by Ramfest in Kaapstad!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Antibiotika - Music Video Shoot


Dag 1:

Ons was almal 10.30 by Flyonthewall en Sean se office. Gereed vir aksie. Tente, camping chairs, boere caps, drie dae se drank, the works. Soos gewoontlik moes ons nog ‘n paar ure in die stad rond wag, omdat iets of iemand laat was. Ons het later gehoor die van was gehuur was om gear na die shoot te vervoer was laat en het dinge opgehou. Ons het toe eers die Kaap teen 3uur verlaat, wat blybaar heeltemal te laat is. Ons het vinnig tot op Ceres gemission en gedink ons as amper by die finale destination.

Na Ceres het ons ‘n grondpad getref wat ons later besef het 230 km lank is, dis hier waar ons selfoon signal verloor het en ook enige kommunikasie met die buitewêreld. Die trip het verewig aangehou, bande het gebars, karre is agter gelaat.

Elke tien minute is gekla en toe het ons maar begin biere oopmaak. Dit was nie gevaarlik nie, want ons kon net 40km/h ry in die Tankwa park. Dis was ‘n bietjie soos ‘n 4x4 pad. Teen 9uur het ons die soutpan bereik en vinnig tent opgeslaan, maar van die crew en hul voertuig was nog 100km weg van ons af, met 2 stukkend bande. Daar het 4 bande gebars oppad na die soutband. Tussen 6 motors.

Hunter het die volgende dag verjaar en ons het maar begin partytjie hou terwyl Grant die res van die mense gaan haal het. Dit was winderig en moeilik om die sand uit jou mond uit te hou. Toe die drank inskop he tons vergeet daarvan en die pan verken met ons klein kopligte. Dit het vir ons gelyk soos Mars.

Ons was al aan die slaap toe die res daar opdaag. More gaan ‘n lang dag wees.


Dag 2:


Ons het vanoggend wakker geraak in ‘n hoop sand. Die wind waai al vandat ons gisteraand hier aangekom het non-stop! Alles is toe onder sand en Snake se tent waarin hy, Hunter, Johnny en Davenport slaap is daar amper niks van oor nie.

Sean en die crew is al op en besig om dinge op die soutpan op te set.

Die plek lyk vandag heeltemal anders as wat ek gedink het dit lyk. Gister aand was dit so donker en winderig, dat jy het nie ‘n idée gehad van waar jy is nie.

Almal voel goed na Hunter se birthday party en ons is reg om die wind en hitte aantepak.

Na ‘n bos-kak en sanderige breakfast is almal van ons op die soutpan en probeer die crew help om van die props op te set. Fokkin misson!!

Dietlof en Davenport moes terug Ceres toe skiet om supplies te gaan koop en probeer uitfigure wat om met die ander voertuig te maak.

Ceres is 230 km weg en dit vat jou 4ure om dit te ry. Dis as hulle nie nog twee flats kry nie.

Die dag se shoot het goed verloop en almal was fokkin bly toe die son gaan sak.

Dietlof en Davenport het dit in een stuk terug gemaak en die vuur is aangesteek vir nog ‘n sanderige braai en drink sessie.

Francois is vroeg dronk en het uitgepass.

Albert du Plessis (Rhythm Records) sou vandag ‘n draai kom maak het. Net voor ons gaan slaap het, het ons ligte in die verte gewaar. Grant (best boy) het sy ligte aangesit en Albert na ons kamp gely.

Hy was toe al vir meer as twee ure op soek na die pan en wou al moed opgee. Sonder selfoon syn en petrol is almal lost!

Ons het te laat begin vandag en sal more moet inhaal. Daar le nog ‘n lang dag voor.


Dag 3:
Toe ons wakker word en besef die wind is weg het ons baie lekker gevoel. Ons het vroeg begin skiet en vinniger gewerk. Dit was donners warm en as ons nie in die shot was het, was daar bietjie skadu waar ons kon lê.

Ons het die laaste shots van die dag gevang net voor die sonder onder gegaan het, tewyl ‘n kruis lê en brand het op die pan. Ons kon darem ook rustig braai, want daar was minder wind en toe ook geparty tot die bed lekker gelyk het. Ons het ook op die pan ‘n nuwe band begin – Brutal Fruit. Almal het nuwe name gekry onder andere: Anal Apple, Banana Receiver, Gatseks Grapefruit en Ravishing Rim jol.

Lekker gesing en ek het geworry oor of ek nog ‘n stem gaan hê vir die volgende dag se show. More huis toe. Whoohoo!



Dag 4:

Ons is nou al gatvol vir die plek.

Ons het nou al drie dae laas gestort en is toe onder die sand en sweet.

Vanaand is Halloween en launch ons die nuwe Van Coke Kartel CD by Assembly.

Wynand en Francois is 05h00 op om die lang pad huis toe aantepak.

Twee van die Art Department dudes gaan saam met ons mission in hulle kar.

Dis te gevaarlik om op jou eie te mission. Daar’s ‘n goeie kans al jou bande gaan uitfok.

60 km buite Ceres het Wynand en Francois sonder petrol gaan staan. Daar was gister heeldag petrol uit my kar gepomp vir die generator.

Gelukkig het hulle tou gehad en moes die Art Department ons tot in Ceres tou.

Dit was ‘n gesukkel op die grond pad en ons moes ‘n paar keer stop en toue vervang.

Die res van die band en crew het dit veilig tot by die huis gemaak. Na ‘n stort het almal by Assembly die aand opgehook en lekker geparty.

Ons sien uit na die final edit! Dit behoort voor Desember klaar te wees.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Nuwe EP & DVD combo - Antibiotika

Die nuwe EP & DVD combo gaan vanaf 1 September 2008 landwyd beskikbaar wees!
Check die link uit vir 'n teazer:
Join ons ook by die volgende launch toer datums:
Join ook die Facebook events vir updates:

Pre sold tickets vir die datums kan online by gekoop word:

Date: 10 September 2008
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Stones, Bloemfontein
Cover: Pre sold: R40, Door: R50
Pre sold tickets:
Time: 22h00
Contact: 051 448 6484

Date: 11 September 2008
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Back2Basix, Westdene
Cover: Pre sold: R90, Door: R100 (Students: R90)
Pre sold tickets:
Time: 21h30
Contact: 011 726 6857

Date: 20 September 2008
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Assembly, Cape Town
Cover: Pre sold: R50, Door: R60
Pre sold tickets:
Time: 22h00
Contact: 0214657286

Date: 27 September 2008
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Klein Libertas Teater, Stellenbosch
Cover: Pre sold: R40, Door: R50
Time: 21h00
Pre sold tickets:
Contact: 021 883 3607
Other: All Ages

Daar is geen pre sold tickets vir Doors nie. Kom vroeg!

Date: 12 September 2008
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Doors Nightclub, Edenvale
Cover: TBC
Pre sold tickets: No pre solds
Time: 22h00
Contact: 011 453 7673

Pre sold tickets vir die Maloneys Rock Fees kan telefonies gekoop word: 0123628021

Date: 13 September 2008
Van Coke Kartel
Foto Na Dans
Die Helde
Prime Circle
Venue: Pretoria Rugby Club (Across From Harlequins), Pretoria
Cover: Public: R150, Students: R120
Pre sold tickets: 0123628021
Contact: 0123628021

Pre sold tickets vir die Uitenhagen gig kan telefonies gekoop word: 082 973 6875

Date: 19 September 2008
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Uitenhagen Sport Sentrum
Cover: R90 (Pre sold: 082 973 6975)
Time: 19h30
Pre sold tickets: 082 973 6875
Contact: 082 973 6875

Pre sold tickets vir Witchfest kan online gekoop word:

Date: 26 September 2008
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar
Venue: Witchfest, Durban
Cover: R360
Pre sold:
Contact: 031 2080905

Daar sal nuwe launch toer T-shirts by al die shows available wees. R120 per T-shirt.

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