RUFF MAJIK - South African Stoner Rockers Release Video For Gregory. New Album, The Devil's Cattle Out Now! South African powerhouse Ruff Majik have shared the lyric video for the track Gregory.
Taken from the band’s latest full length album The Devils Cattle, the track is a fuzzed-out bass driven sonic dirge about addiction as vocalist and guitarist Johni Holiday explains, “This one is about a good friend and his struggle with addiction. People can fill in the blanks if they want to, or just ignore the lyrics and enjoy the bass line.” The Devil’s Cattle is the highly anticipated, full-length album release from South African rock and rollers Ruff Majik, and the first with their new label Mongrel Records. The album is a 13-song firecracker filtered through the colorfully twisted lens of lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Johni Holiday and the first to feature producer, multi-instrumentalist, and fellow heavy weight, Evert Snyman. The Devil’s Cattle is a collection of dystopian hymns and ‘feel good’ apocalyptic jams to shake your hips and bang your head to. Ruff Majik: The Need for Speed. Latest release: The Devil’s Cattle (Mongrel)Website: www.ruffmajik.com South Africa is probably foreign musical territory even for the most dedicated aficionados.
Nevertheless, there is a pretty thriving local rock scene in the country and one of the acts making their presence felt of late is Pretoria’s Ruff Majik, a fuzzed-out stoner garage rock and roll explosion. With a string of EPs and digital singles behind them, the band released their full-length statement The Devil’s Cattle in October, and we caught up with frontman Johni Holiday to find out some more about them, and SA’s rock scene in general.
Hey Johni, let’s start with a little rundown on Ruff Majik as I’m guessing there will be some reading this who have not come across your band before. Ruff Majik is a rock and roll band from South Africa. We’ve been going for a while, but we’ve only really been getting into it since 2015. For a reference point, you should check out a band called Vulvodynia. RUFF MAJIK Release Fiery New Album. RUFF MAJIK Share Music Video. Star Scene: Johni Holiday ~ RUFF MAJIK. What’s My Scene magazine talks to Johni Holiday of RUFF MAJIK about their latest album, The Devil’s Cattle, and about the possibility of an Australian tour.
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. STAR SCENE: Johni Holiday ~ RUFF MAJIK. Southern Wild Release Time On Your Handsfeat. Foo Fighters' Rami Jaffee — RAWING IN THE PIT MEDIA. “Our sound is inspired by the likes of Gary Clark Jr., Alabama Shakes, Daniel Caesar and Jeff Buckley.”
Comments the band. There's a heavy emphasis on emotion, progression and the modern human condition, with the band effortlessly shifting between Rock, Post-Rock, Neo-Soul, and Folk, underlining the versatility and passion that punctuates their art. Don't be surprised if you catch yourself singing along in no time; such is the relatable and authentic nature of their words.
"Lyrically, the song is about that sinking feeling you get when you see someone you love working tirelessly in a job that's going nowhere. I think a lot of people spend their lives counting pennies, settling for something they don't particularly enjoy. Southern Wild has come a long way in four years, and a recently signed five-year development deal with legendary producer Theo Crous means that more growth is in the pipeline.Dave adds, “Having Rami perform Hammond on our track is still unbelievable to me. RUFF MAJIK Release Video For ‘Gregory’ + New Album ‘The Devils Cattle’ – Good Call Live. South African stoner rockers Ruff Majik release video for “Gregory” Episode 6: Johni Holiday from Ruff Majik + Fumarole, High As Hell & Deserts Of Mars - Carcassbomb. StackPath. South African Dark Folk Artist ANN JANGLE Cycles 5000km Across Africa – Good Call Live. Ann Jangle.
Queen of the underground. Her ominous style of dark folk, eclectic rock, gypsy infused, theatrical, soulful style of writing & performing leaves a long-lasting impression. She belts out her voice on stage like she was born there. This South-African born singer, songwriter, producer, and composer has performed her way onto a huge variety of stages across Europe & Southern Africa and shares the stage with many different artists to bring a heartfelt performance that resonates. Ann recently completed her African Dream Parade tour, so-called after her latest solo studio album. “I knew I had to be a little extreme to show the world what I am really passionate about. Buy // Steam the album ‘African Dream Parade’ out now on Mongrel Follow Ann Jangle: With thanks to Maric Media Like this: Like Loading... RUFF MAJIK Make A Deal With the Devil.
South African Stoner Rockers, RUFF MAJIK, Announce Live Stream On Halloween To Celebrate The Release Of Their New Album, The Devil's Cattle. The Devil’s Cattle is the highly anticipated, full-length album release from South African rock and rollers Ruff Majik, and the first with their new label Mongrel Records.
The album is a 13-song firecracker filtered through the colorfully twisted lens of lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Johni Holiday and the first to feature producer, multi-instrumentalist, and fellow heavy weight, Evert Snyman. The Devil’s Cattle is a collection of dystopian hymns and ‘feel good’ apocalyptic jams to shake your hips and bang your head to.
Think zombie montages, demonic cabarets, drug fueled car chases, claustrophobic riffs, psychobilly freak-outs and hypnotic duo-toned sonics tightly packed into a highly fluid slice of high-speed rock and roll. The Devil’s Cattle was written and recorded over a couple of months, stretched between September of 2019 and February of 2020. Ruff Majik - South African Stoner Rockers Release Fiery New Album, The Devil's Cattle Today — RAWING IN THE PIT MEDIA. Working together with a rotating cast of guests (all comprised of close friends) the band fleshed out what would become the new album.
After coaxing Evert into taking the lead with the vocals on one or two tracks, Johni ended up asking him to join the band full time. “To my excitement, he agreed, and we crafted an album that I'm very proud of…” smiles Johni When asked about the inspiration for the inspiration for the album title Johni explains, “The idea came about after a summer stint in Europe for some festivals, where I met up with some friends at Spreewald in Germany that told me a fantastic old folk tale. Spreewald is a forested area, interconnected with many little winding canals that are fed by the Spree river. RUFF MAJIK Announce Details For Live Stream Performance – Good Call Live. South African sludge n roll riff merchants Ruff Majik have announced details for their HULLABALOO Urban Sessions live stream performance taking place onOctober 31 at 6pm CET.
(Sunday, Nov 1 @ 3.00am AEDT) The show will be hot on the heels of the October 30 release date for their highly anticipated new album ‘The Devil’s Cattle,’ the first with new label Mongrel Records. “This is a weird year to bring out a new album, and an absolutely nerve wrecking time for artists. South African desert rockers Ruff Majik unveil zombie apocalypse themed video “Lead Pills And Thrills”
Lead Pills And Thrills is the third single to be released from The Devil’s Cattle, the upcoming album from South African stoner rock collective Ruff Majik.
It’s the first one to feature long-time producer and new member Evert Snyman plus founding member Johni Holiday front and centre on vocal duties. It’s also first time the band experimented with piano driven rock ‘n roll. Lyrically, the song deals with crippling addiction to both lost love and alcohol. The video is the conceptual follow up for the animated feature for previous single Who Keeps Score. “Jimmy (bassist) and I are both out in the wasteland, being pursued by zombies. This music video (as with the previous videos and album art) is a love letter to B-grade horror and action movies, and this vision was captured perfectly by Tiger And Lilly Productions. Ruff Majik Unveil Zombie Apocalypse Themed Video For New Single. Ruff Majik - Release New Single 'Who Keeps Score' South African stoner rockers Ruff Majik premieres animated video “Who Keeps Score”
“Who Keeps Score” is the latest single from South African stoner rock kings RUFF MAJIK.
Now playing at New Noise Magazine, the track is taken from the band’s forthcoming new full-length, The Devil’s Cattle, set for release on October 30th via Mongrel Records, and serves as the first tune from the band to feature new member, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Evert Snyman (Pollinator) on lead vocals. The animated video is a collaborative effort between Lllewellyn Van Eeden and long-time illustrator of the band, Annemarie Buchner. The idea was to illustrate and animate an enticing storyline about a band of vampire hunters that bit off a little more than they could chew.
It’s got church burnings, zombies, high speed car chases, bad dancing – everything you’d want out of a B-movie, jam packed into three minutes and thirty seconds. Comments vocalist/guitarist Johni Holiday, “Vampires are at large I tell you, vampires! RUFF MAJIK Reveal Video For New Single ‘Who Keeps Score’ + Set To Release New Album ‘The Devil’s Cattle’ – Good Call Live. Who Keeps Score is the new single from South African stoner rock kings Ruff Majik, taken from their highly anticipated new album ‘The Devils Cattle’ which is set for release on the 30th October 2020 via Mongrel Records.
The track is also the first to feature new member, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Evert Snyman (Pollinator) on lead vocals. The animated video is a collaborative effort between Lllewellyn Van Eeden and long-time illustrator of the band, Annemarie Buchner. The idea was to illustrate and animate an enticing storyline about a band of vampire hunters that bit off a little more than they could chew. Ruff Majik unleash first single "All You Need Is Speed" from upcoming album 'The Devil’s Cattle' - Metal, but Grater.
Ruff Majik have unleashed “All You Need Is Speed”, the first single from their upcoming full-length album, The Devil’s Cattle, which is set for release in October. The track is a high octane, riff fuelled, round-house kick to the head. The video features illustrations by local artist Llewellyn Van Eeden and includes all sorts of occult, Norse mythology, Americana and Africana imagery. When asked about the inspiration behind the track, vocalist and guitarist Johni Holiday laughs. “Sometimes you just want to drive really fast and get wasted on the cheap stuff.” Ruff Majik Release 'All You Need Is Speed'. Album Coming Oct 30th. Ruff Majik unleash blistering new single “All You Need Is Speed” South African sludge n roll wizards Ruff Majik have unleashed All You Need Is Speed, the first single from their upcoming full-length album The Devil’s Cattle, which is set for release later this year via Mongrel Records.
The track is a high octane, riff fuelled, round-house kick to the head. The video is visually captivating with unique illustrations by local artist Llewellyn Van Eeden and includes all sorts of Occult, Norse mythology, Americana and Africana imagery. Ruff Majik are pioneers in every way and are set to bring a distinct flavour to the new world. When asked to comment on the inspiration behind the track, vocalist and guitarist Johni Holiday laughed, “Sometimes you just want to drive really fast and get wasted on the cheap stuff”.