South African Rockers De Wallen are back with a brand new album entitled “Street Fight Sonata”. To say the album had a difficult birth would be an understatement, but through resilience and love for their music the band pushed through. In these troubling and difficult times the outfit return with their signature Rock-sound bigger, faster and louder!
In Late 2017 the band began working on the album and it was recorded and written in Pretoria. All nine tracks were conceived and recorded in just under 14 days. Performing on this album was Adriaan Jordaan (Drums vocals lyrics), Adriaan Louw (Bass), Jeandre Swanepoel (Vocals, Guitar and lyrics) and Pieter Bekker (Guitar).
De Wallen then continued playing shows in South Africa gearing up for a album launch tour that included a Nation-Wide South African leg and European Tour. It’s here where the band decided to postpone the album as it was missing the “X-Factor”.
The European tour went exceptionally well and the band returned home to re-access the album. But then, tragedy struck.
Member changes, lack of funds, work schedules and creative differences and A global pandemic plagued the band. It seemed like all hope was lost. Yet, somehow the dream stayed alive! Additional recordings done by Gerhard Grobbler and Benjamin Hound with performances by Basson Laubscher, Emile Maritz, Hugo Veldsman, Duke Duke and Wouter Rynecke breathed new life into the album.
A new line up consisting of Jeandre Swanepoel, Adriaan Jordaan, Emile Maritz, Rudolph Heinen and Pieter Bekker stand ready to rock your socks off. These nine tracks represent 3-years of blood, sweat and tears. A diamond in the rough … a Street Fight Sonata!
More info about De Wallen‘s Street Fight Sonata
The album was engineered, mixed and mastered by Jaco Naude of Audio Culture Records. Additional Recordings were done by Gerhard Grobler and Benjamin Hound of Stereo Hills. The wardrobe was provided by Annie’s Angels Party Shop & Annie’s Wardrobe Rentals. The Album Artwork was designed by Mieke Snyman and Band Photography was done by Dirk Odendaal.
You can download / stream De Wallen‘s Street Fight Sonata HERE.
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