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Seventeen loves young, hot, South African music talents, and we absolutely love newbie Lizban with her throaty songs and angsty vibe!

Lizban's haunting tunes and intense lyrics have been compared to singers such as Alanis Morrisette and Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries. She has already opened for big SA names such as Arno Carstens, Dan Patlansky and Jesse Clegg (We heart him!)

Her debut album Talking to Myself is set to be released soon and her single "Stay" is already making the rounds on the web – check out her music video here or get a taste of her tune on our Music Player!

Do you love the song as much as we do? Wouldn’t it be the perfect backing track for a romantic Valentine's Day date? Well, we are giving seventeeners an exclusive download of "Stay", just in time for V-Day...bonus! Click here to download the track. - SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE SOUTH AFRICA


Debut Album- Talking to Myself

Single: 'Stay'- taken from the album "Talking to Myself" is currently being aired on radio in South Africa.

Music Video for "Stay" has been added to MKTV's playlist.

Second Single All In My Head to be released in early May 2011.



Jagged , cutting, lyrics contrasted against vulnerability and a penchant for stating things as they are , Lizban’s debut album is set to draw in fans of many genres alike. The influences of rock, pop, folk and alternative can be heard throughout the album. A tapestry is weaved from power driven electrics, haunting piano riffs, enchanting string sections and live instrumentation juxtaposed against electronic programming , all the while being grounded by the earthiness of the acoustic guitar sounding throughout.

Lizban is set to release “Talking To Myself” early this year(2011).

Comparisons have been drawn to the likes of Alanis Morrisette and The Cranberries, company Lizban is more than happy to keep.

Graduating from the National School of the Arts, Johannesburg in 2003 as class valedictorian, it was here that Lizban’s focus and determination to succeed in the industry was founded.

Armed with two guitars and a little faith, Lizban ventured into the unknown and boarded a plane to London. The next few years were spent traveling, working and performing in London, Chicago and Dubai.

There can be little doubt that these challenges moulded Lizban into a musical songstress to be reckoned with. Lizban has fine-tuned the ability to mesh thought provoking lyrics with infectious
melodies that stay submerged in your head long
after the CD has stopped spinning.

On returning from Dubai in 2008, a performance at a Starfish Charity event led to the meeting of Dan Patlansky, one of South Africa’s most critically acclaimed blues guitarists. Dan’s encouragement to focus on the art of songwriting strengthened the flame and Lizban went on to open for Dan Patlansky towards the end of 2008 and beginning of 2009.

Here after, Lizban was invited to open up for renowned artist Jesse Clegg on his “When I wake Up Tour” held at the Mandela theatre, JHB.

Lizban was also invited to open up for platinum-selling, award-winning artist Arno Carstens who was a great source of encouragement and inspiration.

Lizban has performed in many venues around the country including Tanz Cafe, Blues Room, Cafe Barcelona, Pablos, Mercury, Dorpstraat Theatre and Centurion Theatre among others.

2010 was spent focusing on the album. Recorded and produced by SAMA winning producer and engineer Crighton Goodwill, the album is an explosion of creativity featuring the talents of great South African session musicians: Raymond Green, Vinnie Henrico and Denny Lalouhette.

With the first single 'Stay' being chosen to be featured as one of 19 up and coming international artists on Amazon and Tunecore's Valentine's 2011 sampler, and a review by seventeen magazine South Africa, 2011 looks set to be an interesting year for breakout artist Lizban.

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