Lo-ghost 'Cult Pop' Album Launch

Fri Nov 15, 20:00 - Sat Nov 16, 01:00
Mercury Live




Door: R80

Pre-sales: R60 (through Quicket)

15 November



15 November 2019 marks the release of Lo-ghost’s much-anticipated second album, ‘CULT POP’, which will be available on all streaming platforms through local label, Kudukudu.

After the lush, dark alt-pop of 2016’s ‘There’s Blood In My Body and It Sounds Like This:’, which garnered over half a million organic streams in 2018 alone, CULT POP has Lo-ghost settled into a singular sound that is uniquely their own – a restless, genre-agnostic, groove-heavy niche sonic-scape 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.

In the run-up to the release, Lo-ghost will be putting out a string of singles and the album release will be accompanied by a music video for ‘I Know What You Want From Me’ directed by award-winning animation director and projection artist The Grrrl (Inka Kendzia). The album’s artwork was created by Rouleaux van der Merwe.

'Ghost in a Blood Machine - Lo-ghost'




Kay Faith - the enigmatic producer and engineer Karien Barnard - has cemented herself as a staple in the liner notes of the South African hip hop scene. Since Kay found herself behind the desk for a studio session with Yasiin Bey, her technical finesse has been sought after by the likes of Nasty C, YoungstaCPT, Dope Saint Jude, Da Les and Kwesta - a list that just keeps on extending.

'Allow Me To Introduce Myself':


'Asifunu Lala - Kay Faith x Phresh Clique':




The brainchild of jazz-extraordinaire, Shane Cooper, Card on Spokes is a live electronic music project that presents a kaleidoscope of house and hip hop through a jazz-coloured lens.

As a live electronic act, Card on Spokes incorporates keys, electric bass and controllers providing a bed of heaving, dancefloor-centric beats. He has performed all over SA and abroad and has shared the stage with Little Dragon, Daedelus, Young Fathers, Clap! Clap! and more.

Shane Cooper is known as one of the most progressive young jazz artists and double bassists in South Africa, having won the SAMA (South African Music Award) in 2014 for Best Jazz Album, and performing and/or recording with artists like Lionel Loueke (Herbie Hancock, Robert Glasper), Nils Berg (The Stoner), Soweto Kinch, The Kyle Shepherd Trio, Skyjack, Talvin Singh (Bjork) and Malcolm Braff (Blue Note). His work with MABUTA and their debut LP 'Welcome To This World' has worked to launch a new wave of jazz coming out of Johannesburg - fueled by young sonic innovators pushing the boundaries of South African Jazz.

'Card on Spokes Boiler Room - Live Set'


'On The Low - Card On Spokes'




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.

'Swimming - Albany Lore (Live at Mercury)'


'Rest, East, Genie - Albany Lore'




Lo-ghost 'Cult Pop' Album Launch
Mercury Live
43 De Villiers St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 8001
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