SORRY MOM is loads like ZEBRA themself, to the purpose and what you see is what you get. SORRY MOM is about all of the issues that ZEBRA has executed to harass, disappoint … and from time to time shock their moms (and the way they will’t make an apology sufficient)!
SORRY MOM is Afro Folks Punk with a tongue-in-cheek sound, that attracts inspiration from bands and artists akin to Freshly Floor, Fokofpolisiekar, Kendrick Lamar and Hamilton the Musical. Each single and album clarify ZEBRA as a band, and the way on the finish of the day, they owe it to their moms to make an apology (since everybody lets down their mother’s not less than as soon as of their life).
The songs on SORRY MOM fluctuate from dwelling your greatest life, to every week within the lifetime of a band member. For the primary time, ZEBRA recorded a gradual tune that was by no means deliberate, however represents the helplessness of the Lockdown:
Siphe Mashigo “The Captain” (Vocals) “ZEBRA has at all times been about having good occasions and relatability. With this album, nothing has modified, besides the truth that the ‘babelas’ (hangover) hits tougher, and that we’re one step nearer to discovering our voice in a manner that folks would hearken to. This album additionally targeted much more on the musical facet, taking part in new rhythms and cords which pushed boundaries that unlocked one thing new in every musician. So, as soon as once more … SORRY MOM, however Women and Gentleman, welcome to the present!”
Wildre “Wim” van Deventer (Vocals & Acoustic Guitar) “From mistaken chords being performed; to false notes being sung, I loved each second of recording this album with my 4 brothers, as a result of nobody took themselves too severely!”
Ivan van Heerden (Bass) “For me, this album was an opportunity to specific ourselves slightly bit extra and to study extra about what works, and what doesn’t in relation to recording music.”
“Funkin” Duncan Potgieter (Drums) “Recording this album has been an enormous spotlight by way of these turbulent occasions. I hope it brings some constructive vitality into as many individuals’s lives as attainable.”
Justin Swartz “Nacho Steez” (Vocals & Keyboard) “Since I joined ZEBRA, I’ve been dwelling my greatest life, understanding each vibe with the boys is totally different, enjoyable, and loopy on the similar time. This album is a mirrored image of how various we’re. It’s lekke jas vibes, mei bru!”
1. Welcome To The Present (01:33)
2. Zebra Week (02:42)
3. First Yr (03:07)
4. Down Down (02:57)
5. Exticy (03:33)
6. Sorry Mother (02:11)
7. BSRE (03:14)
8. Dwelling My Finest Life (03:41)
9. Zebra Fkn Method (02:13)
10. Life Sucks (04:17)
11. Sanbonani (02:48)
12. Obtained The Time (04:11)
ZEBRA is self-described because the “wayward love-child of Comedic Rock and Indie Music”! Affectionately referred to as the “herd”, ZEBRA weaves a implausible story with their authentic songs and catchy lyrics, all of the whereas making everybody in the home dance!
ZEBRA have been getting a number of consideration on each the membership and pageant circuits with notable performances at Bushrock, Park Acoustics, Oppikoppi, Splashy, DeepRoots and RAM Halloween (with many extra to observe). They opened for the likes of Jack Parow, PHFat, Rubber Duc, Fokofpolisiekar, Bittereinder and Van Pletzen and accomplished their first tour of KZN in December of 2018. Their first single, ‘New York’ was launched on SoundCloud shortly thereafter.
In March 2020 ZEBRA launched their debut EP and was amongst the primary artists to Livestream their launch efficiency because of the Lockdown. Mere months later in September 2020, they had been again with a brand new member on Vocals & Keyboard (Justin Swartz aka “Nacho Steez”) and a brand new single titled, ‘Taxi Love’. ‘Taxi Love’ was launched on the again of a massively profitable Social Stunt, whereby their continuous streaming marathon to collect extra Instagram Followers grabbed the eye of 5fm presenter Nick Hamman, who referred to as ZEBRA and put them dwell on the spot on the afternoon drive present … the response to ‘Taxi Love’ was overwhelming (with requests for the monitor streaming in for days, main them to document and launch ‘Taxi Love’ as a single).
Since then, ZEBRA have been arduous at work making ready their full-length album SORRY MOM now set to overcome the world!