Friday Live: Springbok Nude Girls lift the roof with 'Flashlight'

Friday Live: Springbok Nude Girls lift the roof with 'Flashlight'

South African rock legends Springbok Nude Girls joined Breakfast with Martin Bester for the second last Friday Live of 2022!

Springbok Nude Girls
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On the second last Friday Live of 2022, South African rock band Springbok Nude Girls performed their hit, 'Flashlight', on the Jacaranda FM studio's rooftop.

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Watch the performance below:

As one of South Africa’s most decorated and applauded bands of the last three decades, Springbok Nude Girls’ work ethic has never-ever wavered.

The release of their latest singles, 2018’s 'Beautiful Evolution' and 'Best Friends, Best Enemies' and 2020’s 'Rolling Thunder', is audible proof of that. The making of this stellar return showcases the group's perpetual evolution and maturity, all without compromising a beat.

Through a series of serendipitous events in the early ’90s in the small wine-making town of Stellenbosch, Arno Carstens, Theo Crous,  Adriaan Brand, Arno Blumer, and Francois Kruger became the Springbok Nude Girls (SNG).

Little did they know that they would go on to become one of the most loved rock bands South Africa has ever seen, known for their high energy stage shows and unique musical sound which combines Rock, Punk, Reggae, Metal, Funk, and Jazz.

They played their first gig in September 1994 in a small bar in Stellenbosch and released their first album, Neanderthal 1, the following year.

Since then, this platinum-selling, award-winning band has gone on to record albums that contain some of the country's most beloved anthems. They have headlined every major South African music festival and performed at some of the most auspicious international festivals in Europe, including Pukkelpop in Belgium.

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In 2015, Thinking Owl Films, in association with Sony Music Entertainment Africa, released an exciting documentary film which tells the story of the band’s early beginnings, touching on the crippling censorship of that time, and then the liberation of 1994 and how, for these kids, there was finally freedom in music.

Twenty-six years after their first show, two decades after the release of 'Blue Eyes' - the song that redirected the trajectory of the band, 11 albums, two live recordings, an EP, two DVD releases, and a UK-exclusive release in their coveted arsenal, SNG’s creative curiosity is showing no signs of abating.

If anything, their greatest work lies ahead, and with it a growing wall of fans invested in passionate, adrenalin-injected modern rock alchemy.

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