Medicine Boy is a Dream Noise duo from Cape Town, South Africa.
“Majestic tones of guitar cut across vast plains of roaring silence. With multiplied intensity they return from there & shake something vulnerable in my soul. Stark drums measure time for the enchantment of two voices, deeply concentrated, painfully beautiful and eerie. Just like old rituals.” – Alternativemusicblog.org
Most drawn to the fine line between the calm & chaotic – inhabited by the likes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Spiritualized – Lucy Kruger & Andre Leo have conjured a sound from deep within the reverb tank, where lonesome lullabies and screeching strings find comfort in one another. Their debut album ‘Kinda Like Electricity’, was released in August 2016 and is a natural collection of influences – from soaring Psychedelia & fuzzed-out Noise to primal Blues rhythms & Country/Folk balladeering, all baptized in reverb.
‘Medicine Boy are somehow able to sound like all of their influences at once—and yet also, simply, like themselves; forging a sound that is faithful to their mentors but, impressively, swaggers up to meet them eye-to-eye, chest out, and chin forward.
Kinda Like Electricity, recorded and mixed by Dave Langeman, is more than just an admirable album put out by a promising South African band. It is, to my ears, a record of the moment that one of this country’s brightest acts discovered their identity.
– David Cornwell, Don’t Party.
Returning from their second European tour at the end of last year, the duo have begun recording their second full length album. For their performance at Café’ Roux CPT they will be doing a stripped down set with songs from both their releases as well as debuting a couple of new ones.
Lucy & Andre will be joined by Werner von Waltsleben on drums & Hezron Chetty on violin.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM