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March, 2015

  • 17 March

    Shortstraw: grown-up, but kids at heart

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    Nereesha Patel 3 5 stars Johannesburg indie-rock sensation Shortstraw rocked the Union Building on Friday 27 February to promote their latest album, Youthless. Digitally released on iTunes by Boosh Music earlier this year, this 15-track offering invites you to takes a step back in time to relive your fondest – and not-so-fondest …

  • 2 March

    Quickfire questions with Shortstraw

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    By Sebastian Burger, Josh Fourie and Nereesha Patel South African band Shortstraw paid Rhodes University a visit yet again on Friday, 27 February for the launch of their new album Youthless. The band, which garnered widespread success across the country with their second album Good Morning Sunshine, consists of Alastair Thomas …

October, 2014

  • 13 October

    [Gallery] Shortstraw at the Hangar

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    Shortstraw graced Grahamstown with a lively performance Friday 10 October, accompanied by local bands The Islanders and reggae band Psalm 87 as a part of Rhodes’ Live Music Society AGM. Shorstraw has gone from being a small, two-member act in 2007 to becoming a major five-member South African band. It currently …

  • 12 October

    Q&A with Shortstraw

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    Photo: Sebastian Burger Activate’s Sebastian Burger and Christina Schild got to sit down with Johannesburg-turned-national band Shortstraw on Friday, 10 October. They swapped questions over a cheap bottle of brandy after the band’s fantastic gig held at The Hanger at Rhodes University, The band has gone from being a small, …