Tape Hiss and Sparkle

Tape Hiss and Sparkle

BandAlternativeFolk

We're an arty-farty, English-speaking South African band in Cape Town that plays minor-key offbeat folk music.

Biography

Tape Hiss and Sparkle started as the solo project of Simon Tamblyn. Tamblyn started TH&S in 2009. He was the original vocalist for Cape Town art-rockers, The Sleepers, from 2003 - 2011.

Tape Hiss and Sparkle’s music is described as lo-fi alternative folk and count - along with many local South African acts - Fire On Fire, Elliot Smith and Grouper as their influences.

In 2012, two new members were added. Mandisi Nkomo on drums and Alessandro Busetto on bass.

Discography

2009
Tape Hiss and Sparkle (9 separate six-track demos)

2010
Tape Hiss and Sparkle Disc Ten (the 10th self-titled six-track demo)
January 2010 Singles EP
The Daggerpoint's Lattice EP
For You In Your Cubicle
Visitors EP
Lunasola EP

2011
Tape Hiss and Sparkle Live at the SAE Institute EP
The Hidden Year (double album)

2012
Paperhawk
Paperhawk (bonus disc)