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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Folk Rock


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"A Band Bound To Make Headlines In The SA Music Scene"

I've been fortunate to spend some quality time with the members from Storm Under Control in the last few weeks and I have to note it's been a while since I've seen a band so dedicated and determined.

The five members of the band (PD, Steyn, JP, Eden and Vincent) got together end 2010 to form a band and has since been hard at work on new songs and preparing for studio recording, planned for March.

Categorizing this band under a specific genre feels a bit like placing their artwork into a box and this band's music can't be placed in a box because it's so diverse. If I have to describe their music I'd say the basics is rock with melodic lead guitar riffs and solo's with melodic female vocals and sometimes even vocal anthems creeping deep into your bones. However, they also write slower acoustic songs, hence the reason why I don't feel comfortable placing their music under a specific genre. If you listen or a fan of Paramore, Flyleaf, The Letter Black etc. you will fancy Storm Under Control. "We all have different influences and that's most likely the reason for our unique sound.|

The lead vocalist Eden writes the lyrics which are mostly Christian inspired, with some songs like "So..Why are you running?" opening the Bible and carrying on from there. With PD and Vincent both on guitars, playing together for more than 3 years with awesome chemistry. Steyn is on Bass Guitar and JP on Drums, both are professional musicians. For the lowdown and hot off the press info go to http://www.stormundercontrol.com - Enthooz Lifestyle


"Puppet Strings" - Single (Currently on radioplay)
Crimson Fields - 2011 (Due for release soon)



Formed in July 2013, Ragamuffin consists of the musical talent of JP Cordier, Eden Gütter, Dylan Gütter, PD van der Westhuizen and Carl Greyling – who has been acquainted with one another through previous musical projects, now stitched together into an amiable and ardent musical group.

With music inspired by an on going longing based on love, peace – with the binary opposite of war and contempt, it shakes a person to the consciousness of reality. Ragamuffin has a presence of nostalgia hanging in the atmosphere of the music with lyrical content still relevant in today’s modern society. A self-portrait weaved into a story of life in general.

Influences of the band include the likes of Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, The Shins, St. Vincent, David Byrne, Thom York (Radiohead) and Dave Matthews Band.

Rock & Roll and Folk fusion

The band has a vast array of dynamic and versatile music, which flows from a relaxed stillness to rockabilly vibe. Promising energetic live performances and musical variety that appeals to all ears of all ages, though mainly focused target market on teenagers to middle-aged individuals.

“So I stumbled across this really cool video... at first I was like ‘what’s with the papertowels?’ but then my life changed.“

In January 2014, Ragamuffin released a promotional video on YouTube entitled “Ragamuffin – The Beginning”, in presenting the upcoming release of their album. This video which received global attention on online social networks and gathered crowds in anticipation of their release of 2014.

Public Album Feedback:

“Epic! Just gave it a stream while making dinner - Aesthetically Wrong makes me wanna jump into the car, drop the top and go for a cruise on a summer day. That's a real, real sweet tune."

"Well done to all of you and f**k the Parlotones, here comes Ragamuffin.”

“Good quality, an interesting combination of styles, can't really say I've heard anything like it before. Good job!”

See more at: http://www.guitarforum.co.za/clips-for-review/ragamuffin-ep-exclusive-early- access-gfsa

  • Confirmed for 6 shows at ABSA KKNK Festival 2014, including the RSG stage and a show alongside Francois van Coke and Jack Parow.

  • EP Album Released – February 2014

  • Recorded at Batmountain Studios with Howie Combrink and Dale Shnetler (Prime


  • Currently working on second release due end 2014/early 2015. 

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