VAN COKE KARTEL is back with their best album to date. Bloed, Sweet & Trane is a rock album, but pushes the boundaries within the genre. There are elements of punk, progressive rock and even metal on the album. “The album is a collection of songs about the realisation that love, friendship, music and playing music with others make you a part of something even if you are pretty insignificant in the greater scheme of things”, as frontman Francois van Coke puts it.
Bloed, Sweet & Trane will be available in stores nationwide as of the end of the week, but fans can listen to five tracks of the new album exclusively from Simfy Africa TODAY.
Van Coke Kartel’s Wie’s Bang was one of the Top 25 songs that Simfy Africa users listened to in the past year. The band is one of the five acts representing South Africa on this chart.
Bloed, Sweet & Trane on iTunes
Eendag op ‘n Slag: An intimate-behind-the-scenes documentary
Van Coke Kartel is releasing instalments of an eight-part documentary, Eendag op ‘n Slag, every Wednesday. This documentary is presented by Jägermeister and produced by Freakscene. The first two parts have been released on Van Coke Kartel’s Facebook page.
Part 1 tells the story of the making of Bloed, Sweet & Trane. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gzPKfyjhEM&feature=youtu.be
See how Van Coke Kartel writes a song in Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRCMP-ktELY
Watch out for Part 3 on Wednesday. Part 3 features the drummer, Jason Oosthuizen, and his impact in the band and on the new album.
Bloed, Sweet & Trane TRACK LIST
1. Die Dag
3. In die agtergrond
4. Klein wêreld(As SA jou wêreld is)
5. Niemand is meer heilig nie
7. Here man
8. Moeg vir Myself
10. Eendag op ‘n slag
11. Lewendig eindig
Jägermeister, Monster Energy and Music Connection presents:
Bloed, Sweet & Trane Album Launch Tour
Van Coke Kartel kicked off their album launch tour with successful shows in Bloemfontein and Potchefstroom. Catch the band in all their glory at the following shows:
4 October: Live the Venue, Durban
5 October: Red Door, Pietermaritzburg
8 October: Café Barcelona, Elardus Park
9 October: Barnyard, Vereeniging
10 October: Rockabillies, Edenvale
11 October: Town Hall, Johannesburg
12 October: Arcade Empire, Pretoria
18 October: Mecury Live, Cape Town
19 October: Klein Libertas Teater, Stellenbosch
25 October: Stones Boksburg
26 October: Rhapsody’s, Centurion
Dis ‘n Land, from Wie’s Bang, has been nominated as one of Maroela Media’s Grootste Afrikaanse Liedjie van Alle tye (Biggest Afrikaans song of All times). See more here: http://www.diegrootste.co.za//diegrootste/
Watch the Môregloed music video here: http://bit.ly/1516BxQ