Politik is a South African band based in Cape Town, South Africa. Politik’s sound is best described as alternative ethereal rock – the culmination of their trav…els through many countries and the stories of people they met along the way.
Formed in 2013 by drummer Kyle Kokott, singer/songwriter and keyboardist Nicola Mayer, and lead guitarist Michael Fourie, their original project remained nameless for 6 months. ‘Politik’ is inspired by a song of the same title by Coldplay, one of the band’s favourite sources of inspiration.
After graduating from their music studies, the trio ventured overseas with their band, honing their craft while travelling the coasts of Europe, Australia, Asia, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and the American west coast. It was during this time that the band members found time to write their original music for Politik.
After two years abroad, they returned to South Africa to record their debut album in August 2016, with eminent producer and recording engineer Christopher Tuck. Chris and the trio refined and recorded their tracks in a farmhouse in Paarl. In October 2016 they released their debut single “Fade”, along with its music video, directed by Dirk Van Niekerk. They launched their new album in April 2017.
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