Goldfish are back in town and they are promoting their latest album with a little gig in Cape Town. On Sunday the 14th of November, Goldfish will be performing a full live set in Century City’s Central Park. Make sure you get there early cause I am sure a lot of Goldfish fans are going to be getting there early to get a good spot. We got the low on down this event for you right here:
Get busy living tour hits Cape Town with amazing new songs and live versions plus all the Goldfish favourites…
Ticket prices: early bird special online R75
R100 at door on the day.
No alcohol on sale, bring your own drinks and picnics.
There will be some food stalls.
Full range of Cd’s, T-shirts and Caps and more will be on sale
Webtickets available here: (click here)
Here is a little review of the new Goldfish album:
Get busy Living – Goldfish have done it again. Blissful uplifting pianos, an absolutely huge chorus, all tied up with a slamming beat. Featuring the honeyed vocals of super-talent Emily Bruce, “This track took us completely by surprise. It morphed from a jam we had during a gig and that piano riff just opened up into a full song…All the best ideas happen to us when we aren’t trying. As soon as you try… you’re screwed!”
We come Together – Goldfish stretch out from four-to-the-floor territory with chunky Hip hop beats that will have you bopping your head in no time. ‘‘We’d always been a fan of Questlove(drummer for the Roots) and his style of drumming and we wanted to capture that organic driving rhythm…Sakhile’s vocals and machine-gun rap really took this to a place we’d never gone before.”
Call me – Hypnotizing rhythms, bitter-sweet La Roux, Sarah McLachlan-esque vocals. Once again, Goldfish write a chorus worth it’s weight in gold. Featuring the vocals of Monique Hellenberg, known for her appearance on The Goldfish hit This is how it goes. “We couldn’t imagine not doing a track without Monique! She lends such a sense of vulnerability to the song. It’s all about the push and pull of new relationships and the games people play with each other. One minute you’re in heaven, the next, your heart is smashed to smithereens”
Humbug – a track that makes you think it’s Gorilaz-meets-Chocolate rain, with a bridge play-out that will be stuck in your head for weeks. Sakhile Moleshe features once again. “This track had a real playfulness about it. Sak took about a million takes till he was happy with his delivery. Sort of laconic and in your face all at once…it’s always a pleasure working with a vocalist who cares as much as we do”
Show you how – Shout-along chorus, juxtaposed with an almost Midnight Oil flavour to the vocals. Dave got behind the mic on this one. “It’s about some good memories in Ibiza, we’ve had some special moments here over the years…”
Crunchy Joe – The answer to Fort Knox. Buzzing baselines, crunchy blues riffs, all tied into a chorus you can’t help but sing along to the next time it comes around. Featuring Dom’s prized Wurlitzer Keyboard, found in of all places a deserted School in the Karoo, or so the story goes
Brush your Hair – Goldfish get back to their roots with a jazzy, bopping tune. Scatting vocals, sizzling brush rhythms and a B-section that turns a playful track into something rather mean…”That Bass line halfway through is a Moog run through a Korg MS-20 plug-in….and if you know what that means you’re sound geeks like us” laughs Dave
In too deep ‘We were really proud of this track. Dave and I spent an absolute fortune importing a special boutique hand-made valve pre-amp for our vocal mic and you know what? It was worth every penny when you listen to how Emily’s vocal came out. It just has that vintage warmth and clarity of Jazz vocalists like Nancy Sinatra and Stacy Kent that you just don’t get on a lot of recordings these days. Suppose you get what you pay for! Kudos to Emily for absolutely nailing her take with that great scat solo on the outro. We also really like the contrast between the Sax and Double Bass flavours in the verse against that chubby Moog Synth Bassline in the chorus. We’ll always be fond of this one!”