The “Electronique Maskandi, Ninja Gospel, Afrikan voodoo pop” band from Johannesburg, THE BROTHER MOVES ON, delights our spirits and eardrums with not 1 but 2 releases this month. The Golden Wake [Mastered] and the Black Tax 1: Shiyanomayini EP feature a total of 11 new tracks. Black Tax is an album with 10 songs that will be released over 9 months. On The Golden Wake, The Brother Moves On shares:
Nearly half a decade ago we went to the SABC Studio’s to record our debut. It was to be a performance piece rather than simply a band playing music. So we decided Mr Gold must die and had his premature funeral where all good things go to die (THE SABC).
“Shiyanomayini” is the first track on Black Tax and it has a fascinating back story:
Shiyanomayini means leave whatever you have, its said by beggars when they beg at the traffic light and by criminals when they are robbing you be it at gunpoint or knifepoint. The majority of the track was written by Zelizwe Mthembu after being robbed several times on his way back from rehearsal as he passes the Jozi CBD on his way home.
The band takes on Europe this December with shows in London, Rennes and Zurich. The physical album release will take place at The Orbit in Johannesburg on December 10th.