Afrikaans rockers STRAATLIGKINDERS is officially back with a new single, titled DUIWEL DANS. After four years of non-stop touring all over South Africa, the band decided to take an extensive break in 2010 to allow the members to venture off into other music avenues. Now in 2012, they are back and reinvented themselves with a new fresh sound and an objective approach in songwriting.
“We love what we do as Straatligkinders and we still have a lot in us and we still have a lot to say to our supporters.”
DUIWEL DANS was the first song written since the release of SLK’s previous album and also gives the listener a sneak peak at the mature, yet honest and fun, sound the band is pioneering towards. The band is putting more effort into the composition of their music, as opposed to just throwing verses and choruses together. They have all grown into their own different writing styles and are more focused on perfecting their songs rather than just writing and recording it.
“We sound more like a unit now. We found a sound that we are all happy and excited about. The direction we are going feels natural and we are not compromising or trying to write songs to keep people happy. We are now making the kind of music we want to make.”
They have recently signed with EMI. They like EMI’s approach to Afrikaans music and together with their guidance and experience, SLK’s sees their decision to sign with EMI as the best for them and their target market.
“We are an Afrikaans band, and you have to pick the best players for your team to help get your music out there. EMI has a great footprint in the SA rock scene and it is great to have people on board who are willing to help us make the best of Straatligkinders’ career this time round. We are older now and we are aiming to make better decisions to assist in the longevity of the band.” – SLK.
“SLK moves with the times, they think with the future in mind, and give their fans what they want today… not what was working yesterday. In that sense, SLK is the perfect fit for EMI, as we strive to innovate and create to the music lovers’ needs, and ensure we keep people experiencing life with music…” - EMI.