Like so many others, I too have been waiting with bated breath for the release of Sheep Down’s second album ‘Ska-benga’, and I’m thrilled to announce that it’s finally happening, and it’s free, and can be found here.
Sheep Down is one of Durban’s top underground acts, having played numerous music festivals around South Africa, including an awesome six appearances at my favourite Durban event, Splashy Fen.
A Punk, Ska, Rock combination drawing inspiration from such legends as The Offspring, Pennywise and Rise Against.
Duncan, Roach, Marcel, and Paul rock a stage with the ease and grace of true Durban locals and really know how to get the crowd moving. I’ve seen firsthand the look of men wishing that they were the guys on stage making women melt on the dance floor. Having seen these guys live a few times before, I’m putting hearing this album live on my bucket list. Ear-phones don’t really do them justice. You want to listen to them loud.
Only six of the twelve tracks have been released so far, with one new track coming out per week. My personal favourite so far is ‘Bad Juju’. I can’t really put my finger on why, but it just reminds me of Durban. It’s a whole lot of laid back funk that makes me want to sit on a beach, drink some beer and have a Braai (Barbeque).