The Ballistics have adopted a more indie-pop style, while still keeping a bit of blues with this track, making it a sure favourite for 2015.
“The song came about by an overdose of a combination of David Bowie’s “Hunky Dory” and mid 60’s pop music. Much of the lyrics are adapted quotations of Lord Henry Wotton from Oscar Wilde’s ‘Dorian Gray’. It is a song that requires violent head thrusts and hand clapping to be fully enjoyed.” – The Ballistics’ frontman, Nicholas Forbes on the inspiration for Gramophone.
The talented four piece has decided to release this independently produced EP for free to the public. Fans will have the option to pay for the music as well, which will go straight back into producing their next release closer to the end of 2015. In essence, giving their fans the opportunity to aid them in producing more of their favourite sound.
Fans can catch The Ballistics LIVE at their EP Launch shows:
Date: 2 April 2015
Line-Up: The Ballistics & Jason Barry
Address: 1 Victoria Street, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Contact: 021 882 8375
Date: 11 April 2015
Line-up: The Ballistics, aKING, The Coast, Jackal & The Wind & DJ EE EE (Nic from Al Bairre)
Venue: The Assembly
Address: 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
Tickets: R50 or on webtickets
Contact: 021 465 7286
Date: 17 April 2015
Line-Up: The Ballistics and The Coast
Venue: Blah Blah Bar
Address: 84 Kloof Street, Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape
Contact: 082 349 8849
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Cover image by Nadine Aucamp Photography