Lo-Ghost, Son of Leto & Albany Lore live at The Raptor Room
Early Bird - R50
Online - R80
Door - R100
*event starts at 20:00*
21:00 - Albany Lore
22:00 - Son of Leto
23:00 - Lo-Ghost
Albany Lore is the solo music project of Matthew Rightford. As a singer and a saxophonist, he is making sophisti-pop music flooded with influences from jazz, hip-hop, RnB, funk, gqom, indie rock, soul, kwaito/pantsula, house and techno.
His performance with his full band combine passion and groove to bring all of these influences into a cohesive capturing of the soul - landing him a spot on MyCityByNight's 'Ten South African Artists to Keep An Eye On in 2019'. Having co-founded and co-run a Cape Town-based label called naas, an online music publication called Platform, and with production credits on numerous acclaimed 2018 singles (with artists like Darkie Fiction, Mx Blouse, Thor Rixon and Yum Yuck), Albany Lore is the culmination of all these things – his experiences, his learning, his lore - at a time where he's never been more excited about making music.
Son of Leto:
Infectious Alternative Rock band Son of Leto started their musical odyssey around Samuel Hyde, Josh Buchalter, Luke Riley and Ethan Radowsky. Distinguished by a blend of nostalgic allure and contemporary edge combined with a fashionista charm, an epic stage presence and that new age Rock ‘n Roll feel, their music is soundscaped into a unique realm.
Poetically raw lyrics, flirtatious melodies, 70’s era defined guitars and vocal harmony complete the sonic identity that is Son of Leto.
After the successful release of their debut single ‘Soldiers’ the band are set to drop an EP titled ‘Basement of Societies of Underground’ in 2020.
Cape Town cult-pop duo Lo-ghost (Shannon Devy and Evan Strauss) started their journey mid-2016 with a stunning debut video release for “Ghost in a Blood Machine”, the lead single off their first EP “Mother”. A manifestation of the interplay between love and shame, the video was performed and choreographed by Chester Martinez (FKA Twigs, “Honey 2”) and Devon Marshbank. The work was picked up and featured by media outlets across the continent.
Since "Mother", Lo-ghost have released a full-length album, a podcast series, multiple singles, a limited-edition vinyl release and multiple live performance videos. Their work is characterised by a fearless, emotive handling of difficult aspects of human condition, from the queer experience to grief and loneliness. Their ability to connect quickly and indelibly with an audience has earned them an energetic and devoted cult following in their hometown and beyond, with their music accruing over half a million streams world-wide in 2018 alone.
Lo-ghost’s second album, ‘CULT POP’ was released on 15th November 2019. The album was released through local label, KuduKudu.
After the lush, dark alt-pop of 2016’s ‘There’s Blood In My Body and It Sounds Like This:’, ‘CULT POP’ sees Lo-ghost settled into a singular sound that is uniquely their own – a restless, genre-agnostic, groove-heavy sonic language from which the album draws its name. Gritty and defiant, ‘CULT POP’ is a sleepless expression of an upside-down life, all 3am and neon-flicker: one long, aching night of euphoria, heartache, fury and fear.