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.

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