This bears a lot of significance for us who haven’t watched mortal soul live. I watched them on their last performance in 2015. David Mburu of Last Years Tragedy was starting to the right side of me, while Mortal soul did their tuning. The stage was dimly lit and I could hardly get a look […]
Ever woken up to the sound of a bird chirping at the crack of dawn? Sometimes that little voice may be crowded out by the sound of a matatu’s blaring horn. If you live in a bad neighborhood, instead of a bird you get the scream of someone being robbed or a gunshot renting the […]
Taken individually each of these songs has something glorious that sets it apart from the rest. They offer different and enlightening world views, the metropolitan flavour of Kenya’s landscape, two spectrums of the most powerful sentiments in the world and at another end the dance of life and death.
the nature of the material universe is that everything loses meaning the moment it is put into effect. As time passes that great 14 yard throw you just did is quickly surpassed by the exploits of another teenage hotshot whole be throwing an extra 2 or so yards in the not so distant future (with or without the help of narcotics).
without enough bands coming out to do shows, there isn’t enough buzz going around for even fan zines like this one to survive on. Furthermore, rock scenes thrive on cult figures, and cult figures are a systematic creation of live shows. More importantly, as a musician you will be keen on promoting the music you’ve produced and one of the easiest ways of cementing that musical identity among your own fans and reaching a wider audience is through shows. So if ever there was merit in the claim that the rock scene is selling itself short, then these are the bands to blame for that.