Ashtray Electric (South Africa)

This week featuring South Africa


A friend of mine in South Africa told me about this band – what a great find!  Ashtray Electric are an alternative band from Cape Town.  They first launched an EP “The Dave Sessions” in 2007 and the single “Swing” did well on the charts in South Africa.  They released their debut album “Bonjour” in 2009 to rave reviews.  Ashtray Electric won Best Newcomer Award in South Africa this same year.  The band released their new album “Measured in Falls” in 2011 and are busy with a National tour.  Their music is laced with engaging melodies and packed with galloping riffs and attitude.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. xandimusic
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 09:03:16

    Great song Wendy!!!


  2. Alannah Murphy
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 13:53:17

    Great sound…


  3. xandimusic
    Nov 25, 2011 @ 08:58:49

    hey Wendy great song! We wil start the christmas session(from Dec 1st-Dec 24th) soon. We will post about 50 songs, so we start with #50,#49,….. hope you understand….Would be glad if you post some songs too 🙂


  4. I Made You A Mixtape
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 15:17:06

    Love their sound! I love discovering music and bands from around the world! I’m off to Youtube to look for more!


  5. Wendy
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 11:30:06

    Just got a message from Ashtray Electric on Facebook saying they are working on a US tour, so look out for them and help support them and get there sound out to those who have not heard of them!


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