Early this year We Are Awesome welcomed some new additions to the brand, We Are Awesome Film and We Are Awesome Events. The latter after deciding to do something about South Africa’s starving indie music fans.
Their first series of events is in collaboration with adidas All Originals who will be bringing four must-see international acts to Cape Town and Johannesburg for four soon to be much-talked about performances throughout 2012.
The first band is CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH! Which is exactly what we’re doing right now.
13th April – Wittebome Civic Centre, Rosemead Avenue, Wynberg. 8pm.
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14th April – Town Hall, The Street, Newtown. 8pm.
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Tickets for the first tour of the adidas All Originals Live Music Series are available from Web Tickets and open today HERE.
Early bird: R275
More about Clap Your Hands Say Yeah:
CYHSY first came together in 2004 and quickly earned critical and popular acclaim with the 2005 release of their self-titled (and self-released) debut album. Their self-titled debut album included hits such as ‘The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth’, ‘Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)’ and ‘Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood’ catapulted them from playing for small crowds to headlining major gigs and selling more than 125,000 copies – without a label.
It remains one of the internet’s biggest individual success stories in music. They manage to get onto an endless list of popular blogs and received a positive review from Pitchfork Media who featured them in their ‘Best New Music’ list. The band gained further recognition when industry heavyweights, David Bowie and David Byrne were identified as fans of the band.
‘Hysterical’ is the bands third album and came after a brief hiatus that the band took following two very successful albums and a few years of non-stop touring. With its elegant hooks, simmering atmospherics, and uncommon use of space and intensity, Hysterical widens the band’s idiosyncratic formula, incorporating a remarkably expansive tidal wave of sound, all multi-layered keyboard tracks and big, booming drums. Imbued with sweeping synthesizers, juddering bass, and all manner of percussive dynamics, songs like “Same Mistake,” “Misunderstood,” and the elongated piano-pumping epic, “Adam’s Plane” are marked by inventive and boldly articulated arrangements that form a veritable vortex of melody and rhythm.
With Hysterical, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah came together and crafted something that feels fresh, invigorating and new, no less so than to the band themselves. ”Even after three records,” Ounsworth says, “it almost feels like the beginning.”