FOKOFPOLISIEKAR: Selfmedikasie is officially here

FOKOFPOLISIEKAR’s highly anticipated album, Selfmedikasie (Self-medication) is officially out exclusively on iTunes, Apple Music and in stores.

Die Bende has once again produced a timeless album with a revitalised Fokofpolisiekar sound that sticks and makes their listeners feel.  The lyrics are profound, introspective and questioning of its personal and socio-political landscape.

With this project, Fokofpolisiekar tried to capture the spirit of the music that influenced them when they were teenagers.

Earlier this year the band famously raised over a R1 million with the help of their most loyal fans to fund the production of Selfmedikasie.  Their motto has always been “Passion. Liberation. Independence.”  That is why it was it was Fokofpolisiekar’s mission from the outset to release Selfmedikasie 100% independently, free from any investor or record label interference.

Selfmedikasie was entirely self-produced and recorded at Fokofpolisiekar’s guitarist, Johnny de Ridder’s studio in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. The design work is done by one of the band’s closest friends, the artist Marchand.

Selfmedikasie is an album that will have fans passionately singing along for years to come and the perfect snap-shot of where Fokofpolisiekar find themselves now.

 Check out the lyric video for the first track on the album – Dis in my bloed, baby (It’s in my blood, baby): http://bit.ly/2kmnlQ2

Get Selfmedikasie on iTunes: http://apple.co/2feMuH7

Also available on Apple Music: http://apple.co/2gcQ05m 

The album’s cover is an Ouroboros.  Hunter Kennedy, the group’s lyricist, guitar player and backing vocalist, explains that it “represents the eternal cycle of self-destruction and rebirth.”

About the choice of the album title, Francois van Coke explains: “Selfmedikasie is the title of one of the tunes on the album, but the band believes that Fokofpolisiekar has had a therapeutic influence on our lives.  It really helped me over the years to shout to people night after night at our shows. It helped to me to calm down.  Fokofpolisiekar was our church, family and medication.”

Track list:

Dis in my bloed, baby

Parkiebank, Herfs 2017

Afgesonder

Ek glo in die son

Selfoontoring van Babel

Ek is cool (ons is fukt-up)

Wat is hierdie liedjie se naam?

Belowe jou, belowe my

Selfmedikasie

B2CY

Komma

FLVJ

Lied van die slang

The 12’’ vinyl is also a stunning package with beautiful spot varnish finishes and is limited to 500 units. It is available from the band’s online store: http://www.fokofpolisiekar.co.za/store

Buy one Fokof Lager Draught and get one Selfmedikasie CD for FREE

Fokof Lager is a firm favourite on tap, but will very soon also be available 340ml bottles which will be introduced in a Limited Edition 12 pack gift box accompanied by Fokofpolisiekar’s new album, Selfmedikasie.

Keep an eye on Fokof Lager’s Facebook and Instagram accounts to see exactly when and where it will be available.

In the meantime the folks at Fokof Lager have something fun up their sleeves.  Over the weekend of 6 – 8 October, lucky fans can get the Selfmedikasie CD for free when they order a 500ml Fokof Lager from selecected venues.

The venues are:

Capital Craft – Menlo Park

Capital Craft – Centurion

The Fat Butcher – Stellenbosch

Van Hunks – Cape Town

Chingadas – Port Elizabeth

Lucky Rodrigo – Pretoria

Brauhaus Bavaria – Pretoria

Rocomamas – Potchefstroom

The Shadowboxer – Johannesburg

Rocomamas – Bloemfontein

 

Selfmedikasie Album Launch Tour:

Fokofpolisiekar has added 5 of the new songs to their set list – come check it out!

7 October 2017 – Rocking the Daisies

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2m2ta0l

 

12 October 2017 – Mystic Boer, Potchefstroom

Tickets: R60. Pre-sales at the venue – 018-293 1773

Join the Facebook event here.

 

13 October 2017 – Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein

Tickets: R80. Pre-sales at the venue – 084 444 9028

Join the Facebook event here.

 

14 October 2017 – Good Luck Bar, Johannesburg

Tickets: R100 pre-sale via Webtickets – http://bit.ly/2qZudFp

Join the Facebook event here.

 

15 October 2017 – Atterbury Theater, Pretoria – SOLD OUT

Tickets: R150 – http://bit.ly/2rvu3T5

Join the Facebook event here.

 

27 October 2017 – The Jock Pub & Grill, Nelspruit

Ticket price: R100 – at the door only.

Join the Facebook event here.

 

Date: 28 October 2017 – Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria (Halloween 2017)

Join the Facebook event here.

 

29 October 2017 – Dozi’s Back to the Roots

Ticket: R100 pre-sale bookings@dozi.co.za / 0834451042 (Children under 12 gets in for free.)

Join the Facebook event here.

 

LINKS:

Website: fokofpolisiekar.co.za

Facebook: facebook.com/fokofpolisiekarband

Twitter: @fokofband

Instagram: fokofpolisiekar

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