it's heady times these days in the One Night Stands camp. We are in the process of completing our new album, titled 'Machines'. We are hoping for a July release depending on whether I can finish writing these lyrics I've got in my brain!
But in the meantime, be sure to catch us airing our new tunes like freshly unpacked bed sheets at Amuse Cafe in Linden on the 22nd February or at THE BOHEMIAN on the 1st of March
We will be debuting some newer 'new' tunes. And getting drunk. So it should be awesome, we hope you will come along and join us
Other than that, drop me a line and tell me what your favourite album of 2012 was. Mine was probably the XX 'Co-Exist' :)
13 February 2013
New Wave pop group THE ONE NIGHT STANDS return this year with a brand new album titled ‘Machines’. This is the Sting/EMI signed group’s 3rd album and features a horde of hummable pop tunes, which insiders are calling their best yet. Produced by whizz kid operator Jody Rusch and the rest of the band, it is scheduled for a June release date.
“It’s been a triumph over adversity” states singer and guitarist Lu.
See the One Night Stands with the demented-folk-country outlaws, Crystal Park at Amuse Café in Linden on FRIDAY 22nd February
From 'The Broken Cornerstone' January 2013
So excited to announce our first proper gig in months.
Saturday 6th October will find out rocking out the Bohemian in Richmond/Melville with our very deer friends, Doe.
Will be playing a selection of new material, stuff we busy recording for our new album, due for release in late summer.
We'd love to see you all again, so do make a point to pop by
happy heritage day to everyone and happy birthday to our old mate George
We are currently recording our third album due for release in February 2013
Catch us gigging this September - keep a close eye on our gigs page :)
We got Cerys Grant and Jody Rusch adding their wonderful set of skills to the group and it was just mind-blowing!!
I think things are getting back on track
Our album 'Songs From The Edge Of The World' came out ONE year ago today!!
Happy Birthday lil baby
The One Night Stands - live on Studio 1
dstv channel 324
Ride baby ride
The One Night Stands will be performing live on TV this coming Friday the 24th of February on MK Studio 1.As a special scoop, we’d like to invite you all down to Greenside to a witness this free live performance
We will be playing 3 songs and also sharing the TV stage with us that night, is Dave Van Vuuren, winner of Idols and all round nice guy
Call time is 18H00 and we should be done by 20H00.
There will be giveaways too
It will be recorded at Open Rooms Studios in Greenside: 116 Green Way, Greenside.
Please come join us. Rsvp either to email@example.com or directly to mk at firstname.lastname@example.org
It would be awesome to see ya!
I will be performing a solo gig on Thursday the 16th of February at the Victory Theatre in Orange Grove, as part of the Save The Rhino's CD album launch, on which we are featured. There is an incredible line up of bands including Idols winners Dave Van Vuuren and also Graeme Watkins Project
Support the cause, come down and say hi
Please contact Monica if you are interested at email@example.com
check you later
We will be playing at Cool Runnings in Benoni on Wednesday the 4th of January with our good friend and superb songster, A Boy Called Wolf Ears. Entrance is free as usual, so there's no excuse to pop by and come say hi.
We love you
What a wonderful week it's been
Check out this clip of us, shot by VOLUME SA TASTE MAKERS. www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9cr0tjvZLk&feature=share
They featured us in the very first edition of their 'Taste Makers' online publication.
Also you guys must look out for the video of Slippery Slope which has just come off the cutting room floor. We'll put up a link very soon. We love the video! It's got this psychedelic, neurotic sort of vibe to it and it also shows a light-hearted side to the group. Slippery Slope is still playlisted on radio and is taking off nicely on the national campus stations too.
A reminder that I'll be playing an acoustic show with Louise at Kitcheners Carvery Bar this Thursday (17th), do come along to that, it's gonna be much fun. Then also Louise & I will be DJing at Bob Rocks in Greenside on Saturday night, playing all our favourite tunes and the ones that influence us in The One Night Stands. Hope to see you guys there!
keep it rocking
Sorry it's been so long that we've written, we've been up to so much stuff lately and time has been flying!!
We got a great weekend coming up which we are really excited for.
Firstly on Friday 21st of October we are playing at our favourite stomping ground, The Bohemian. This is gonna be a totally exciting night as we will be previewing FIVE new songs! That's right folks.. We have been busy writing material for our next album and we have a couple of new gems lined up for you.
Then on Saturday 22nd, come down to the AWARE shop in Juta st Braamfontein. We will be busking on the pavement outside this funky independent music store, (at which both our albums are on sale incidentally.)
Then next Sunday 30th October, I, Lu de Pina from Brixton JHB, will be playing solo at Transkei in Melville for a big Halloween party that's going on there .. I'm really looking forward to that as it's been a while since i've done my solo thang.
We have also just finished shooting a new music video for our single Slippery Slope, which is still getting tremendous airplay on radio. We filmed the video with the legendary Daron Chatz who also did our previous videos for Seconds (www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF0iKZzkuS4) & Talk Talk (www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAmextSQSok&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLBD72B4BFBE431B31)
Daron came up with a fantastic concept for the video and we are dying to see the end result! Look out for the links soon
Hey listen, catch you peeps soon. Come round to the shows sometime to say hi
Yes, so, we're back in Johannesburg after a too-short weekend in the Western Cape.
Just to let you ou's in on some of the shenanigans we got up to. I, Louise from Montgomery Park, am writing this one for you!
Thursday: It's raining cats and dogs. We pick up loan-gear from Paul Bothners and head over to Stellies. We're late for our interview on MFM and after being reprimanded we get told to come back in 30 mins. At the interview we conclude that Ed is an alcoholic and that I am a slut.
We then head over to Mystic Boer for sound check, I nearly fall asleep on the bar counter (the previous night we had a bit of a "slumber" party at Graham's). T'was a cool gig with almost no people. We only found out that night that it was study week or something.
Friday: I missed the Friday morning UCT interview. Can't give you much info. Graham said we all loved chess or something. The One Night Stands guys then head back home to wake me up. Drinking and Cape Town explorations then ensued.
Saturday: We're in love with The Assembly! A big thank you to all the staff! Lu nearly creamed himself when he heard the soundie had worked with The The and Einsturzende Neubaten. We want to thank everyone involved. Thanks to Red Stag, the awesome VJs and Pierre.
Keywords to this weekend included cadaver, Laudo, Van Coke jump and Byellville!
What a truly amazing week we've had
Our new single, Slippery Slope has been playlisted on 5FM ... We are delighted that we back on the fucking national charts where we should be!!
About friggin time, baby
Also we are off on our much anticipated Cape Tour on Wednesday. You will catch us in Stellenbosch at the Mystic Boer on Thursday night with our friends Shadowclub and then on Saturday night we will be at the Assembly with Desmond & The Tutu's, Double Adapter and other great Rock n Rolla's .. It's gonna be sick. Here be the link to the event of Facebook www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=227414537311053
So to all our Capetonian friends, do come down and join us at the bar!!
Watch this space - much more to follow!!
Please come join us this Saturday at COOL RUNNINGS in Melville
They are re-launching the club and we will be headlining a day of festivities and great bands at 10pm night
We are super stoked about our upcoming Cape Tour. So we are inviting all our Cape Town fans to come and join us on September the 8th at Mystic Boer in Stellenbosch and then again on Saturday the 10th at the Assembly in Cape Town.
We will be joined by our good friends the Shadowclub as well as Desmond & The Tutu's - it's gonna be bonafide!
Also do come check our Unplugged sessions at Mamma's Shebeen sometime. These Sunday sessions are super cool and it's great to just come hang out on the pavements in Greenside, drink Pina Colada's and listen to fine music. And of course entrance is always free!
ok you groovy catz, that's about it for now
See you on Saturday at Cool Runnings!!
love, peace and vegetable harmony (thx Greg A)
Lots of surprises in store this isn't a party it's a whole lot more .....
It's a busy month for us with many gigs coming up.
Most exciting of all is our Cape Tour which is coming up. We'll be in Stellenbosch on the 8th of September and then on into CT for the weekend of the 9th - 11th. Looking forward to seeing all our Cape Town fans again! But also do check out our Sunday acoustic sessions at Mamma's Shebeen happening through out August September and October, these are always a cool way to enjoy sundowners on the pavement in Greenside.
Both our albums are also now available from 'Aware' at 70 Juta street Braamfontein. Aware is the coolest Independent Music store in JHB - go check it out and buy the albums goddammit! Tell Greg we sent ya :)
We are looking forward to seeing all of you at our favourite haunt, The Bohemian, this Friday (19th August)
Check us out our feature in the Citizen today (Monday 1st August) and see what a funny bunch of people we are..!
Go buy our new album NOW!
Just a quick note here ... We are playing on Thursday the 28th at a new venue at the Heathway Centre, opposite Cresta cntr on Beyer's Naude Drive. The night is called 'Fresh Fusion' and R30 gets you in to see 4 bands!
We might even play some of our new songs!
Come along with your red dancing shoes!
I know it's been a while
I hope you are all doing well .... We have been up to lots over the last few weeks. We are still doing promotional work for our new album Songs From The Edge Of The World. This week we are getting interviewed by The Citizen newspaper, you will also soon find a review in The Star's Tonight section. We will be on Morning Live either this week or next, catch us being interviewed on this cool show! It's also been mooted that we will be on Studio 1, soon possibly sometime in early August.
For all our Cape fans, we will be embarking on a Cape Tour in September with our friends The Shadowclub. Over 4 nights, we will be playing in Grahamstown, Stellenbosch and CT City itself... Be sure to check our gigs page for confirmed dates for this tour.
We will be releasing our new single soon... Our record company and us are still in debate as to which song to release although it might probably be 'Like A Child'. We will be filming a new music video soon too.
Catch us on Monday the 25th on Rhythm 100 Radio for an interview with our old friend Martin Thomas. This should be a jol!
Don't forget our album is available at all Look & Listen stores and other reputable dealers. Go and getit!!
stay well all of you
Lu - the singer
Hope you have all been well!
We had a great gig last night at Wolves in Illovo, JHB and it was special because it was our first unplugged gig ever. So much did we enjoy it that we'll be throwing in a couple of numbers tomorrow night at our Bohemian gig.
Don't forget tomorrow's gonna be killer. We are joined by the wonderous Boy Called Wolf Ears and the fabulous Rockford DJ's, swinging the heartache all night long!
We got a great review in the Citizen the other day. 8.5/10, the highest rating on the page, Hell yeaaahh! Also check out the new Melville Northcliff times this week, we are featured in it.
Please keep an eye on our gigs pages for all our upcoming shows
See you out there soon, yo!
ps - Happy Birthday Stella Rose xxx
Hello Starlings, I am so pleased to be back! I've missed you all terribly. Hope you are well!
Some One Night Stands news is that we are currently featured in this week's (23-30 May) edition of FHM magazine. Go out, get one and read all about it.
We will be getting our Ya-Ya's On, this weekend in Durban. I know it's been a few months since we were last there, but do come and check us out. 'The Edge Of The World Tour' kicks off at The Winston Pub on Friday 27th May. Then on Saturday - after warming our whitened winter bodies - we will playing with our special friends Martin Rocka & The Sick Shop as well as the dynamic Shadowclub, at UNIT 11!! It's gonna be sick!!
You are all invited!
Also check our gigs page to keep abreast of all our our JHB movements over the next few weeks :0
Stay around and don't stray - ok!@
We will be interviewed tomorrow (Thursday 12 May) on E-TV Sunrise between 7am and 8am in the morning
Be sure to tune in and listen to our sweet words of wisdom, HA!
thank you to all of you who made it out last night. What an amazing night was had by all ... Our stage was completely transformed into a 'techno-forest' with spell-binding lights and we played like a real Rebel-Runaway-Train-Gang - which is a good thing, I assure you!
Thanks to everyone for the loyal and undying support. We love ya back!
Everybody, tonight is the night we have been waiting so long for. We are launching Songs From The Edge Of The World at 8pm at The Bassline in Newtown Johannesburg. We have made the entrance free, and you are all invited!
Look forward to seeing ya there!
Tomorrow morning catch us on Midrand FM, 93.8fm at 10.30 with Roxy Blows
MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!!
What that means, is that we are extremely happy to announce the official album launch for 'Songs From The Edge Of The World'. It's happening at The Bassline in Newton Johannesburg, on the 4th of May 2011. If you would like to be part of this auspicious event you need to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the words 'album launch' and your name. It's that easy. Remember do it soon, cos space is limited!
see you at the Bassline
Oh man, it's gonna be an exciting month! Lots lined up .. check 'ere
We gonna be in Pretoria at Tings with our good china's The Otherwise from Durban, on Saturday the 2nd of April. Do come out and join us for that one - it's our visit to the capital this year.
Then we're extremely excited to be playing with Doe again on Friday 15th at The Bohemian and then at Kitcheners Carvery Bar in Braamfontein on Friday the 22nd with some funky-ass djs and shit..
Our new album is now available in all good music stores and also available from this website, just drop us a mail and we'll make a plan to get it to ya ..
Look out for the video for Johnny Wants The Big Time, it should be flighting on telly right about now. We love it and we love Kevin Bentz who directed it and who is a total legend.
Our official album launch is happening on the 4th of May. You are all invited. It's gonna be a legendary party and it's gonna be mega. we have found the coolest venue, but I will disclose more of this closer to the time!
anyways, gotta go tune a guitar ..
catch ya's later
Our new album 'Songs From The Edge Of The World' is now out!!!! It's been a long wait to get to here but a-hoy we finally all made it! We're very happy with the end result and we truly feel it's our best work yet. :)
You will be able to get the album at most decent music stores in South Africa, or else you'll have to let us know via this website and we can post it to ya!
Also do check out the video for 'Johnny Wants The Big Time' on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSWDGE344Os directed by Kevin Bentz, it was shot in downtown Johannesburg and in a parking lot basement.
See you soon
hey great news! We just heard that we will be playing with our friends The Black Hotels at THE BARNYARD in Cresta Centre on Thursday 24th FEBRUARY. These gigs are notorious for being uber cool, because there is always great sound, lights and all that other jive! So I seriously suggest you get on down there and come have a good time with us.
For bookings, call 011 280 4370.
aah man, just got word that cool folk at Sting Music are putting together a mail order special edition of Songs From The Edge Of The World. It comes fully autographed AND with a bonus downloadable remix of 'Seconds'.
All this for only R150 incuding the postage (*SA peeps only I'm afraid*) and packaging, it's an irrisistable offer!
Look out for the video for our new single, Johnny Wants The Big Time. It should start playing on tv in the next 2 weeks.
Please vote to hear Johnny Wants The Big Time on 5FM at email@example.com
Songs From The Edge Of The World will be available in stores from the 15th of March and we will be celebrating with a BIG launch party around the first week of April. You are ALL invited!!
See u there - watch this space
The moment is now upon us. The One Night Stands are about to release 'Songs From The Edge Of The World'. Months of agony, expectation, big high's and even bigger lows are now ALL OVER.
I am extremely happy and proud of it. Sarah and I have spent the last 2 weeks pouring over the art work and it's finally complete and looking terrific. We are thrilled to hear that EMI are going to distribute it.. Oh man, memories of staring at Beatle's records in my youth and spotting that ubiquitous emblem! Good times ahead..
Our press release is proclaiming this album as 'The Best South African Album of the Past 5 Years'. I know that it's a statement that might upset some people, I know that it seems arrogant and cocky, but you know what fuck it, I really do believe it!! It's an album that encapsulates my entire musical experience and it's a summation of all my many influences, and I just think that it's the best thing I've ever done. I am really happy with it.
The album should be available around the middle of February. 'Johnny Wants The Big Time' is the single that will preceed the album and we are shooting a music video for the song this week. Tomorrow is a photo shoot with the new line up, it's going to be really awesome and the look we are after is to replicate the wintry, white feel of the album sleeve.
I know it's been a while since last you saw us, but believe me we are going to be everywhere soon!
check out our 'live' page and see where our next gigs are .....
I'll be keeping you a lot more updated!
Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans
I think I have been left to juggle this unbalanced ball all by myself
i think I can, i know I can......
We did a show last night in Benoni and it was incredible. A lot of our friends and fans turned up and a raucous time was had by all! We also made friends with a rattle-taggle bunch of folk-punks, who go by the name of The Sunday Punchers, and who opened up for us. The seven piece acoustic "just for the night" band made up of mandolins, banjo's, harmonica's, acoustic bass reminded me of some of my favourite bands - Waterboys, Pogues and the Levellers. Awesome!
Thank you to everybody who turned up.
We are thrilled to let you know that our current single Isolation is charting nicely on various stations, including sitting at number 3 on the PUK FM charts and at number 2 on the exactmobile download chart.
Some changes are on the go at the moment. The main one is that our album 'Songs From The Edge Of The World' has been postponed for release until February next year. The reason for this is that we felt that some of the stuff just wasn't sound quite right yet. It needed a little more tweaking ... or in our case wrecking! Nevertheless, we assure you that it will be worth the wait
In the meantime you can check out our webpage on www.reverbnation.com to hear some of the completed tracks.
chat real soon
Remember to love and be loved
A few shows coming up this month. We will be in Durban in the first week of October. We are playing at a PRO SOUND company party, as well as at the legendary WINSTON pub with our friends The Otherwise.
Later in October, we will be visiting Cool Runnings JHB. Saturday 23rd October (..also Sarah's birthday.. nudge nudge) we'll be at Victory Park, and on Wednesday 27th in Benoni.
Catch our interview on 94.7 on Sunday night (the 19th September) and please vote on their sms line to get us playlisted.
see you soon
Apologies for being so quiet so for long! Lots has been going on - mostly with regards the finishing of or album, Songs From The Edge Of The World. Unfortunately the release has been moved to early 2011. Despite all our efforts to get this record finished by the end September, we just haven't been able to meet that deadline... We felt that there were still things that could be done better, and we didn't want to jeopardise the potential of the album, by having to release it by a certain date.
I know a few of you will be disappointed by this, but believe me, it will really be worth it.
The songs are sounding fantastic, though. I am personally thrilled by the way things are turning out, and I really do feel this is the best quality of music we've ever recorded.
Listen out for us on the Highveld Homebru show on Sunday 18th September, at about 7.15pm. We will be previewing some of our new favourite songs. We'll also give out some goodies...
Our new single, Isolation has been released. You can hear it right now at 'Reverbnation' (http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_5080697) . It is also currently charting on a few radio stations, mostly campus.
We are going to Potchefstroom for the first time tomorrow (September 16th). We really look forward to it, cos we've heard the students party hard down there! We should get on like a smouldering house! Come support us at PABLO'S if anyone's in the area.
We will be playing many shows now towards the end of the year. Keep a look out for us, we will be coming to a town near you soon.
I'll rap to you all again soon
We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new drummer, Eddie White. Eddie used to play the drums in that fantastic rock n roll group, The Hellphones. We think he's brilliant and are extremely chuffed to have him on board!
'Isolation' will be the first single released from our forthcoming album, 'Songs From The Edge Of The World' and it will be released on the 16th of August. We are very excited about this particular release because we feel that 'Isolation' is one of the best things we've done. It's a massive step forward in terms of sound and experiment. We hope you like it.
'Songs From The Edge Of The World' will be out around the end of September. 12 tracks are confirmed, including 'Johnny Wants The Big Time' and 'Yesterday's Girl'.
We will be on tour from September, taking in Durban, Cape Town, Nelspruit, Potchefstroom amongst others. Keep your eye on our 'live' page for more info.
Please keep your mails coming through, we greatly appreciate the time and effort some of you spend on keeping US updated too. :)
Looking forward to seeing ya all soon
We have some big news to tell you all. To some of you it might come as a bit of a surprise.. But after months of deliberation, George has decided to leave the band. We wish to assure everybody that the group will continue as usual and we are currently auditioning drummers. The One Night Stands wish George all the best for the future and thank him for the contribution he made to the band.
12 weeks into the recording of the album and we are very happy with the results so far. We have completed Isolation, Spirit Of '76, Red, Johnny Wants The Big Time, Yesterday's Girl and Frequency. I have to admit, I think they are sounding incredible. Once again with Matthew Fink at the helm, things always turn out unexpectedly interesting. As per our request for a more experimental and cutting edge sound, you'll be surprised to hear Electronica and Electric being blended quite wonderfully. Songs like Frequency, I really do feel, are some of the best work we've done.
We want to release a 12 track album, which means we still have to put down another 8 songs or so and pick the best of the bunch. Things may take a little longer than anticipated, as we are using this time to try out many different drummers, in order to get exactly the right feel for some of this new material.
It's all really very exciting!
As for shows, well we're not doing many. We've got private shows on the 10th and the 17th of July in the KZN Midlands. Then one at the Bohemian on the 31st of July. That will be a nice homecoming for us and we will be celebrating by playing a selection of our favourite 60's songs! Do make sure you catch that show if you're in the Melville area.
We hope you are all well. Please keep the mails coming through like you do. Reach me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org wheneva you feel like saying hi
Be well and peace love
sometime in July
We've just come back form a tremendous trip to Nelspruit. Holy cow, those people know how to Rock!
Thanks to everyone who made it out there to support us - especially those of you from JHB - we really apreciate it.
Please remember to check out our Facebook http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4823213&id=659357609#!/pages/The-One-Night-Stands/9177980725?ref=ts and My Space http://www.myspace.com/theonenightstandsband to keep abreast of our ongoing activities and gigs. Mmm, a breast..
Today and for the next 3 days, I will be in studio adding vocals to 4 of the tracks we have recorded so far ... That should be fun, always love doing vocals ...
See you on the 11th & 12th of this month!
Tonight we at Boston Rock Lounge. Next week roadtrip with the Parlotones to Nelspruit! Yeehaw
Why do I even write these things??
Does anyone out there even care?
Does anyone even read these blogs??
We are recording our second album. It's gonna be a scorcher. I am so thrilled with progress so far...
Watch this space
We are very excited to announce that we are about ready to start recording our second album. It's been a year and a half since the release of THE ONE NIGHT STANDS, and we are getting so amp'd to roadtest the new material.
We are still laying low on the gigging side and trying to just do the really 'fun' gigs, hence March 12th (See 'Live' for more info). So we won't be out and about as much as we have been, but all will be worth it in the end. We are looking at (hopefully) August as a possible release time, but you never can really tell with these things.
Please continue to stay in touch with us - as many of you have - and keep on recommending us to your buddies with good musical taste!
be well all - catch up soon
Saturday night we are at the NEW Cool Runnings in Victory Park. It's a free party and it's gonna be massive! Come along and join us.
Anyway gotta run, I'm off to an interview with Locally Whipped. They are hanging out with us this arvie for a chat and some Malted Milk.
oh wow ... where do I start??? There is so much to report...
Twenty Ten is going to be a busy year indeed. We have spent the last two months doing some pre-production work with Matthew Fink. We have 10 new songs that are really smoking, but we do want to write a few more just to give us a nice range of options!
I know that I did report that we were looking at a March release, but at this point it just seems unrealistic, and possibly it will be more towards mid year.
We are really thrilled with the new material..
We also start a busy gigging schedule this month. You can see us with the superb AsShtray Electric at Back2Basics in Melville next Wednesday and also at Thorn Fest next Friday the 28th. Please see the gig guide for more info.
We will also be updating this website again pretty soon. New pics, new profile interviews etcetera, etcetera...
Many more updates to follow, just keep your dial locked to this page!
Oh, and by the way, we're being played in Miami (..apparently..:) )
catch me playing a Solo show this Saturday night at The Bohemian in Melville.
I will be showcasing new material from our forthcoming album, including a few of my favourite new songs - Red, Like A Child, THe Stage etc etc...
The Black Hotels and the BO JANGLERS Dj's will be doing their thing too ....
At R40 only, it will be the place to be this weekend
catch you there
Jeez what a crazy 6 weeks.... After bust up's, engagements, governments falling, The One Night Stands soldier on...
We have been spending the last month writing new material for our second album. Personally I am thrilled to bits, I think our new stuff is very, very good. I think people will be surprised!
Some of the new stuff is slow and dreamy, some of it nasty and dirty. There is one song in particular which just totally blows my mind - and we just jammed it out one night where everything just fell into place.
At this point we will not be gigging much - unless of course we're offered lots of money, k! The expectant release for the album is looking around March 2010.
IN the meantime, our current single 'Hymns' sits at number 2 on the UJ World chart ... This is just too cool. It's also getting spun all around the shop including, YEBO FM, Midrand FM, Tuks, Puk and MFM (Stellenbosch). Once again, thanks to all of you for the support.
long live the rebels
Well, Well, Well - I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round, listening to 'A Day In The Life' and thinking of Dr Winston O Boogie... If that makes no sense to you .... Oh Dear Yoko!
Just a quick update here :-
We will be on K-TV tomorrow morning at 9.45 being interviewed and performing a rare acoustic version of 'Seconds'.
We are also thrilled that our latest single 'Hymns' has just number 6 on Johannesburg's BEST radio station, UJFM!!! Nice...
As for gigs, unfortunately our TANZ CAFE gig has been CANCELLED due to statistical oversights. But for all our Potchefstroom fans, catch us on Thursday night at Pabo's .. We are very excited as it is our first gig in Potch and decadent friends The Death Valley Blues Band will be coming along for the ride.
The big one in Johannesburg is on the 24th of October with The Sick Leaves at Back2Basix. Make sure you're there - it's gonna be huge!
anyway, that's it from This Boy.
last night we played an incredible show at CCHQ with Zebra & Giraffe .. Proper queues around the block and shit. Thanks to everyone involved in putting on this great show!
Our new single 'Hymns' was released this week and has already been playlisted on many campus radio stations! It's brilliant. Let's see if we can go Top 10!
thanks to all our fans - we truly value your support!
keep on spitting in the free world!
Our 4th single 'Hymns' has been released this week. You should be able to hear it on the major campus stations within the next two weeks. You can also email your favourite DJ's and ask them to play it too.
We are very amp'd for the Iron Fist Ink Shop Party evening...
Check U soon!
We will be releasing our 4th single from our debut album, 'The One Night Stands' in two weeks time. Could it be 'Hymns' could it be 'Heart of Japan', maybe 'The 60 Zone' ..... you'll have to wait and see!! You guys can start by sending our beloved DJ's requests of your favourite T.O.N.S track!
We are very excited at the success our singles have had so far. As you guys may recall, 'Seconds' and '1992' have topped our local charts, 'Talk Talk' and especially it's accompanying video put us on the map. It's been a trip! So we are looking forward to this next release indeed.
Our official sponsor, Iron Fist are opening up the IRON FIST INK STORE in Rosebank at the end of August. We will be doing a show at the Zone with none other than the Parlotones! This is on the 4th of September. There is a competition on the band's website http://www.ironfist.tv/ to win tickets to the event.
It's been a good week. We were happy to hear that our current single '1992' got to NUMBER 1 on UJFM last week, rightly displacing Eminem from that hallowed spot! Thanks to everyone for all your support! We'll be jamming it up with the UJ folk at the Campus in Auckland park this Saturday for the Rag Farm Picnic to celebrate the good times!
We also have shows with the Parlotones & Zebra & Giraffe comin' up, getting nicely back into the swing of things.. Check out our 'Live' page for more details.
Those of you in Potch catch our upcoming interview on the 19th of August, on PUKFM.
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We had two tv appearances this week.
Last Saturday we were on SABC's kid's show YoTV as the guests of the show. We performed 2 songs and were then expected to engage with the largely young teen audience ... It was hilariously chaotic! After Sarah and I (bafana) were pitted against Martin & George (Spain) at Foosball, we were then cooked 'breakfast' ... My 'shock' allegation that I don't eat breakfast may have caused some bother with the presenters, but I proceeded to eat the smoked salmon and cream-cheese pies they made for us!
Then on Thursday night we were on MNET's channel MK, again .. They have given us tremendous support over the past 6 months. This is about the 5th time we've been back (check out also GONS, Studio1, Celeb .. etc .. which are all archived on the MK website) and we had a really good time. We could bring supporters into the studio and we proceeded to play two songs and did a few interviews too. Check out these links!!
After having taken a short break, the group are getting ready to swing back into full force from August .. In the interim we released our third single '1992', which has been playlisted on all the campus stations around the country. When it went into the UJFM charts, we were one of the few bands ever to have 3 songs in their Top40!!! UJ in particular give us great support (ie playing 'Seconds' and '1992' back to back on Sunday ... awesome)
We are looking to release our 4th single from the album in August, so it's all looking quite rosy from our side!!
I will keep you informed with the proceedings!
Tomorrow - SABC 3 - YoTV!! 9am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We've got 2 TV appearances coming up soon. Catch on SABC's 'YoTv' on Saturday 27th June at 9am and then on Thursday the 2nd of July on MK's Studio 1. If you'd like to be part of the studio audience, get in touch we'll put you the list!
I know, I know .. It's been so long! Fear not, all is well and alive in the Standee's camp. Yes we have been taking some time off, penning some new material and hanging out in Cape Town, ha!
All a bit of a magical trip, really.
It's been cool to know that we have been asked to do a very high profile 'Wrap' Party in Cape Town on the 12th of June, for an American film company filming a new min series called, The Philanthropist. We are looking forward to this great opportunity for us.
If you're in Cape Town, get in touch with us and come hang out!!
Please note that our Potch gig with Aking & Van Coke Cartel has been cancelled. Apologies to all our fans in Potchefstroom. We'll be back soon!
We will be releasing our third single in May. Contenders at this junction are '1992', 'The Heart Of Japan', 'Hymns' or 'Do What You Do'....
it's a tough decision. Drop us a mail and let us know which of these YOU would like to hear on national radio!!
The One Night Stands' music has been featured on the DVD of 'The Heavyweight Comedy Jam' available from all places that sell DVD's ... Go get your copy Now, it's a serious laff!!
Also, there is an article on the band in the latest edition of 'Get It' magazine .. So go and get it!
Cheers - Lu
Just wanted to inform you that we've got some great dates coming up for April.
We'll be at Tempos with Cassette on the 12th, live in studio on 5FM with Catherine Grenfell on the 18th, and then heading off to Potch at the end of the month, for our first time and we'll be playing there with Aking & Van Coke Cartel. We are REALLY looking forward to this.
Then also look out in May, we will be playing at The Cellardoor at CCHQ with the Black Hotels - that should be a good 'un!
we'll be in touch!
There's been so much going on of late, it feels like a bit of a magical mystery trip!!
Firstly check out the changes made to our website. You will find that our 'profiles' have been updated. The 2009 Questionaire is based on the many crazy questions interviewers have asked us over the past 6 months - some of them are really wacky and it's funny to see some of the responses we gave back! Also, have a look at the great new set of photos by Leigh Benson in our gallery - she's a brilliant photographer!
We played at 'Jo'burg's Burning' on Saturday night, and I just thought it was.... 'so-so'.. It left me thinking, "...what's up with these Joburgers?! Some of them just don't get 'IT' ... " As for the event, it seemed to be a good success. We played after Fire Through The Window who I thought were pretty <cool>.
We were also thrilled to have been invited to the SAMA nominations party. Even though we didn't bag any nominations, were happy to have been invited anyway. Based on the fact that we've only just release our second single, it seemed like a good omen that we were even acknowledged by the industry at this point, and we're now hedging our bets on next years awards. But we had good time drinking all the free drinks!
Two weeks ago we played in Nelspruit with a couple of really great bands, including our new friends, Zebra & Giraffe. We played at Blue Moon, which is a 'must-see' venue if you haven't already, and we played - what I considered to be - one of our best shows ever! So kudos to Nelspruit peeps for being such right party animals! We even got recognized every where we went!!! (...thanks videos....)
Speaking of videos, we've realized that since you guys can't get hold of our videos at all, we've decided to start 'giving out' DVD's at gigs. (These 2 videos are really amazing, you guys gotta check em out on youtube - see 'links' - all shot in HD) Handouts will be given to those folk who are a:) most interested, b:) dance the funniest, c:) are dressed cool, or d:) know the words to all the songs!!
So if you are any of the above, see us at our next show!!
We'd also like to send a warm welcome to our newest member of The One Night Stands crew, Hennie Marais, who along with our management company, Mushroom, will become our official Sound engineer. We really look forward to working with Hennie cos he's - like - the only guy who makes us sound amazing!
Thanks again - to everybody - for all your support. 'Talk Talk' is doing great work, especially on UJFM and on the MK channel on TV. It's great to see so much positive reaction to this song. Keep it up!
Love you guys
Its with great pleasure that we announce our new management company MUSHROOM PRODUCTIONS.
Mushroom are an exciting company run by the talented Mark Daubeney.
They are involved with live event production, artist management, branding solutions, corporate and private functions.
We look forward to an exciting partnership with Mark and Mushroom!
For bookings contact Mark at:
Phone: +2711 447 2482
Hey what's up personnel!!
i just wanted to say, look out for us on MK this week (19-26 Jan 09). We are currently being shown through-out the week on "AMP" and then live on Thursday night (...the 22nd..) on "Studio 1" .. The 'amped' clip is cool cos we're performing a live acoustic version of 'Seconds' at Sting Studios <where we recorded the album> and we look moody like the Mary Chain! It's followed by a short interview.
MK are cool - and so is the new Aking single
Just an update on our next release "Talk Talk":
we have decided to delay the release to first week in March reasons being that "Seconds" is still doing so well and secondly we want to have two huge Video launch parties for "Talk Talk" so the extra time will help us plan properly!
So look out for up & coming details regarding where and when all this will take place and in the mean time we will see you at the next gigs!!
Hey, whatssup friends.. It's Lu here..
It's been an extremely exciting year for us, one that went past way too quickly... Obviously for T.O.N.S, it's been a thoroughly fanatastic year. We got our record deal, we made an amazing album, we worked with Matthew Fink, we released a number one single, we made two outstanding videos with Daron Chatz and we broke some new ground in venues outside of JHB.
We are totally amped for 2009 .. We kick off the year in full throttle mode, making our debut in Cape Town. Friday the 2nd of Jan we're at the Mercury Lounge, the 3rd at Cornerbar. Thereafter in mid Jan we will be releasing our second single, 'Talk Talk', a cover of the old 80's song by the band of the same name! We will be throwing a big party to celebrate it's release and launch it's sooper music video..
Lotsa gigs lined up too, keep an eye on this website for more details.
And also look out for some new songs creeping in to the sets ... i tell ya, some of this new stuff is really boss! I think you will like...
Ok, I'll say bye now.. Thanks for all the support... Have a merry festive season and all the breast for 2009..
WOW WOW WOW
"Seconds" is Number ONE on the Hi 5 @ 5! Thanks to all of you who voted and please keep those votes coming in! Lets try keep it there as long as possible!
Check out our first music video for "Seconds" right here on our videos page or check it out on You Tube.
Lotsa love to you all!
So we had a fantastic album launch thank you so much to all the press and all or friends who came to support us! This was then followed by our album launch tour to KZN starting with a stop over at the fantastic Lucky Fish Festival which was awesome!
Then we were in Durban at Burn a great venue, where we were supported by another great Joburg band SOLACE who also then joined us in Pietermaritzburg for our gig at the Red Door.
Thanks to all those who came to support us on tour it was great to play outside of our home town and to be so well received and we hope to see you all again soon! We are also planning gigs in Potch, Nelspruit, PE and Cape Town and will keep you all posted!
We are super excited because our single "Seconds" has reached number 3 on the Hi5 @ 5 on 5FM as well as number 3 on the UJFM charts which is fantastic!! Thanks to all those who have voted and please keep those votes coming in!
We have just finished filming a music video for "Seconds" with the amazing director Daron Chatz. It was great fun and we had the viewing yesterday and it looks awesome so we can't wait for it to hit the airwaves which will be sometime in the next week so look out for it! We also filmed a music video for our next up and coming single "Talk Talk" which is due for release in the next month or so. This was also shot with the famous Daron Chatz. We have not finished editing this video but can't wait to see the resluts and will keep you all posted!!
Look forward to seeing you all soon!
Hey Guys & Girls!
The Album is out!!
You can get yourself a copy at any of the leading retail outlets country wide! YAY!
Thank you to everyone who has been voting for us we are still on the Hi5 @ 5 charts so keep those votes coming in!
We have now been playlisted on various radio stations so listen out for us and send in requests! In fact if you send in smses to any radio station save them on your phone, present them to us at our launch party and we will deduct R1.50 off the price of the album for every sms you have sent! Send 30 and get R45 off the album price!
We are really looking forward to our mini launch tour and hope to see you all there!
We're very happy to announce the details of our upcoming album tour. As you know, our debut album - The One Night Stands - is getting released in September, and to coincide with this, we will be doing a great big album launch party, on Wednesday the 1st of October at the Rock Bar in Melville. Then on Thursday the 2nd, we will be at the lucky Fish festival, followed on the Friday at Burn in Durban. On Saturday (The 4th) we're at a club called the Red Door, in Pietermaritzburg.
Then towards the end of October, we will be hitting Pretoria, and Centurion and some Cape Town dates will be added on to that.
So look out for us coming to a town near you soon! And keep voting for 'Seconds'!!!
Hey what's up all?
Good news from The 'Stand's front ... 'Seconds' not only got playlisted on 5FM it went straight into the Hi5 @ 5 charts as a new entry at no. 22 within 48 hours of its first airplay!
You can help us move up the charts by smsing a vote (or three) by sending "Hi 5 THE ONE NIGHT STANDS Seconds" to 33345.
We are also getting some great directors to help us come up with a cool idea for 'Seconds' music video.
We also played with Sheep On Drugs (from the UK) last week at a great new venue in Melville called the Rock Bar. We like the venue so much that we've decided to do our album launch there!
keep an eye on here for details
Lu & Sarah
Tomorrow, 4th of August sees the release of 'Seconds', The One Night Stands' debut single. The song will go out to all the radio stations. We're very excited!! Please listen out for it and if you like it, send them a mail telling them so! Remember our album will be out in September.
We got two gigs coming up in the next week....Friday 8th August at THE BOHEMIAN and the monthly finals of the Battle Of The Bands on Wednesday the 13th of August at the Rock Shack in Centurion. Come along!
Things have been going so well with The One Night Stands that I thought I must just write you all an update.
In the last two weeks we've played quite a few shows. We did a fantastic gig for the young punks at the 'Uncaged' animal welfare gig, where the new breed seem to particularly like our brand of disco.. We also played in this battle bands competetion and ended up winning a round at Centurion's 'Rock Shack'. Great venue! We are into the finals which will happen there on the 13th of August. Speaking of videos, check out this cool clip of THE HEART OF JAPAN taken by George's sister when we were recording it ..
The album is pretty much completed. All the mixes are almost done and the songs are sounding absolutely fantastic. We are going to radio in two weeks with our first single, SECONDS. The version we will release is a specially tailored radio mix, which will be different to the full length version on the album. It's gonna bit a HIT, of course!
It's been a tough decision and we've been falling over each other in arguments as to what should go out first. Contenders have also included 1992, THE HEART OF JAPAN, TALK TALK and DO WHAT YOU DO.
Our album should be out in the first week of September. This will be followed by album launch tour with parties in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Pietermaritzburg and Durban (check the 'live' page..)
SO NOW, go to your local record stores and demand to know who/where & when we can get, THE ONE NIGHT STAND!!!
see you soon
L - 29/07/08
The last few weeks have been a hectic blur of hard work and crazy bouts of debauchery but absolutely remarkable in every way!
We have just finished the recording of our debut album. All 11 songs are currently getting produced and mastered by the brilliant Matthew Fink. It's been a truly fantastic experience and we're thrilled with the results we've been getting. Matthew is a wizard with old analogue synthesizers (just the kind that Sarah loves playing on...) and we've been layering some awesome sounds with old 80's keyboards like the temperamental ARP, a DMX-7 from 1983, Moogs and classic Roland/Yamaha modules.
At this point the album is untitled but we have a few ideas in mind - including things like 'Kitchen Sink Drama's', 'Red' or simply 'The One Night Stands'! It's quite tough picking an album title actually, because it's both 'throw-away' yet also completely defining! It's taking a lot of thought. Same as the album artwork.
Sting Music were very cool in allowing us complete creative control over the album's cover and over all look. There are a couple of ideas we have in mind and we're probably going to go with .... hhmm?? We've had all sorts of talented lensmen (and women) following and photographing us of late. It's really cool - I finally really feel like i'm in a 'real' band! !
We are expecting to release the first single to radio in mid August. Songs in the runnings are 'The Heart Of Japan', 'Seconds', 'Talk Talk' and '1992'. The launch of the album will follow in mid September, with huge album release parties planned for Johannesburg, Pretoria with Durban & Cape Town following in October. Look out for the album dates and tours all regularly updated on this website.
We have also written a brand new song which are absolutely thrilled with!! It's called 'Yesterday's Girl' - Look out for it's live debut this Spring.
Lu - 24/06/08