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Evert Snyman & The Aviary released new album »Pruning In The Dark«, out now via Mongrel Records

South African heavy rockers Evert Snyman & The Aviary have just released their new album »Pruning In The Dark« yesterday, April 1st, 2022 via Mongrel Records.

01. Pruning In The Dark
02. Thinking Too Hard
03. I Never Listen When You Speak
04. Enough Of This Ride
05. Fluff
06. Paradigm
07. St Elseway
08. Sir Richard Salt
09. Gaslight
10. Minor Hiccup
11. Numerous Strides
12. More Over
13. I’m On A Cloud
14. Pop Abortion

Courtesy of Plug Music Agency:

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Evert Snyman has launched and collaborated on various projects over the years, cementing himself as a versatile multi-instrumentalist. Snyman is best recognised as the guitarist and vocalist of alternative rock band Pollinator but has been involved in various bands over the years such as synth rockers Swandy, doom-metaller’s Mad God and experimental alternative noise-rock project Bombaby. Snyman temporarily joined South African stoner rock outfit Ruff Majik co-producing the bands acclaimed 2020 album »The Devils Cattle«.

Recorded and produced at Evert Snyman’s own Pariah Studios, new album »Pruning In The Dark« is the first to feature his entire band, “The Aviary” as well as a host of prestigious guest musicians. These guests, of course, also members of applauded South African stoner/fuzz/psych rock bands. Given the limiting confinement of the COVID-19 pandemic Snyman was hell bent to ensure that »Pruning In The Dark« was a collaborative effort. The resulting approach is a much heavier offering than 2021’s »Hot Mess«, which saw Snyman steering not only the albums engineering, mixing and mastering alone, but also the album’s instrumentation and performances.

“Many of the songs came from jams that we would arrange and then record with whoever was available on the day. I liked this approach because it stopped me from overthinking the instrumentation and allowed me to focus more on the Lyrics and Vocals. We had a lot of fun making this album and I think that translates in every song from beginning to end.” – Evert Snyman

Buy / Stream »Pruning In The Dark«:

The Aviary are:
Tim Edwards (The Tazers) – Drums and Vocals
Andi Cappo (Caution Boy) – Bass
Stiaan Du Preez (Them Dirty Shrikes) – Guitar

Jacques Moolman (Shadow Club) – Guitar
Kenny Hughes – Guitar
Casey Bliss (Karaoke Machine Of Death) – Bass
Brendon Bez (Ruff Majik) – Guitar
Chris Van Renen (Acid Magus, Ruff Majik) – Guitar and Keys
Johni Holiday (Ruff Majik) – Guitar

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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