The independent folk-rock project Kabaal (klankbaan) recently released its new single, Player Two.
The song itself, featuring Gad de Combes (also known as Adventure Man and keyboardist of Shortstraw) is available as a free download from kabaalklankbaan.bandcamp.com and www.soundcloud.com/kabaalklankbaan. The bandcamp site also features the complete single, including Player Two, and an extra track, Let’s not go back to Austin.
“Player Two is a playful and fun take on heartbreak and loss – especially when it comes to people who are into video games,” said the man behind Kabaal, Floris Groenewald.
Kabaal is a Pretoria-based folk-rock project. It is not a stage name, but a band, of which Groenewald is the only permanent member for the time being.
They play acoustic folk-rock, which varies from folk-pop songs, Afrikaans love songs, dark, dystopian landscapes, and covers and translations of Eels, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly and Desmond and the Tutus tunes.
Most live performances consist of one guitarist who also plays the harmonica, rocking, rolling and folking in an attempt to ignore genre limitations. His next show might be Afrikaans, English, bilingual, folky, rocky, accompanied or solo.
Kabaal previously released their debut album, Dit wat oorgebly het, in October 2012, closely followed by a stand-alone, free download single, This town is for lovers, in November 2012.