Category Archives: News

Oh Land – Sun of a Gun

A Björky-dancy-infectious tune with hints of Massive Attack, OMD and others, Oh Land’s Sun of a Gun should be heading straight to playlists at mainstream radio any moment now. But if it doesn’t make it there, have a listen here. It’s a real hook song with a catchy chorus. Makes one keen to hear if the rest of the album has a similar vibe. And there’s a just-as-catchy Jacob Plant Dubstep remix, which is curiously good, despite dubstep not really … Continue reading

Sneak Peeks at the New R.E.M. Album

March 8 will see the release of R.E.M.’s latest album ‘Collapse into Now’, and interestingly, this will be their final contracted album on the Warner label. If you’re sitting back and going “Whatever, REM blah blah blah dead old boring…” you’d better sit up and take note. Guitarist Peter Buck calls it “song for song, the best thing we’ve ever done”, with bassist Mike Mills agreeing it’s “our best record since Out of Time”. That’s a hefty statement when you … Continue reading

Relaunch!

So a new 52Weeks team is in the process of pulling their bootstraps up for a site relaunch. We are now headed into a new era of album reviews. New, old, epic, boring – Anything we listen to could end up smeared on these pages. We will be biased. We will be opinionated. We will be honest. We will rip each other apart, and  hopefully all learn something in the process. Should be fun.

Love Jones "Limozeen" Music Video Launch

So I had the good fortune to receive an email from Sam Alberts of the Love Jones management team inviting me to the launch of their new music video at Stones in Centurion. So I went. And had a great time. Snip: The video for “Limozeen” was shot by international director and producer Michael Matthews using 35mm film, a rarity in the South African music-video industry, and is regarded as one of the most expensive music videos filmed in South … Continue reading

SABlogAwards – Best Music Blog

52Weeks is in the running for a Blog Award in the category of “Best Music Blog”. Remember, 52weeks is 100% focused SA music content. If you feel there is anything noble about our efforts, please vote for 52weeks – give it a bit of the recognition I think the site deserves. Simply click on an image below to open the voting site, and be sure to fill out a correct confirmation email address to guarantee your vote gets through. Thanks! Rock on. Why 52weeks? For the love … Continue reading

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