It’s that time of the year again when expectations are mounting on bands all over the world and it’s just so much better when you can get excited by local release. Well, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. A few weeks ago, Cape Town based Hardcore outfit Peasant dropped a teaser that offered us a sneak peek on what’s coming. On the 23rd of March they revealed the new music video for the title track Circles.
I was pretty intrigued to say the least, especially due to the amount of riffage that was very prevalent in the music video. So I watched the music video at work a few times, giving my headphones quite the work out.
On the 13th of April the Circles EP was officially release digitally via Bandcamp and like nay decent music fan out there, I paid my $3 and got my hands on the digital release. The EP itself contains 8 tracks, which contains 3 new tracks, or previously unreleased tracks and some incredible live material! The live material was recorded at Kill City Blues on the 15th of December 2014. I was blown away by the quality of the live recording. Sound wise everything is very prevalent, which most live recordings lack at times. So why not record live? We have the technology!
Coming back to the overview of Circles as a whole, with a release like this, it is easy to see Peasant pioneering some incredible releases in the future. They’ve got their own unique soundscape that combines a number of elements, it’s not just straight up hardcore, but we already knew that, however, at the very core they’re very much a hardcore band. They’re definitely not scared to push the boundaries and pull influence from a variety of sub-genres to produce an end product that speak volumes for South African extreme music going forward.
I would implore you to get your hands on the EP and hopefully you enjoy it as much as I did. Support local music!