With the SA music scene being dominated by hip hop and house right now, Acoustiq Assassins pose as an image of a new revolution in the industry, the age of acoustic R&B and storytelling. If their latest release Nomaswazi is anything to go by, they are a breath of fresh air for those still longing for an easy Sunday morning, craving to love and be loved.
Tonick talks about their band and music as a whole, he describes it as rhythmic, lyrical and authentic, “Our sole purpose is to make music for the ears rather than the eyes. We write music that can potentially be relevant – ten, twenty and a hundred years from now”.
Formed in 2014, the band hails from KZN, Pietermaritzburg and has already shared a stage with some of the biggest names in the country – including legendary jazz musician Sibongile Khumalo, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C and Zakes Bantwini to name a few. In 2017 they also co-hosted a SOLD OUT show with Samthing Soweto at the Hexagon Theatre.
One of the things that set them apart is their minimalistic sound – using one or two guitars to leave room for the creative expression of their voices. Accompanied by their eclectic performances of music, poetry and dance as a tool to drive powerful messages of not only love, but social issues such as women abuse as depicted in this performance.
In an era where millennials are being constantly criticised for their lyrical content and musicality, Acoustiq Assassins is the new breed of musicians that are taking us back to emotive song writing and delivery
Nomaswazi is now available on Apple iTunes Google Music, Deezar, Shazam and many more music platforms.