VAN COKE KARTEL: Listen to 5 songs from Bloed, Sweet en Trane TODAY

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.

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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.

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Bloed, Sweet & Trane on iTunes

Bloed, Sweet & Trane can be pre-ordered on iTunes here:
Download the first single Môregloed here:

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:

See how Van Coke Kartel writes a song in Part 2:

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

2.       Môregloed

3.        In die agtergrond

4.       Klein wêreld(As SA jou wêreld is) 

5.       Niemand is meer heilig nie 

6.       Sweef

7.       Here man 

8.       Moeg vir Myself 

9.       Teenaanval 

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:


Watch the Môregloed music video here:


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