Ruff Majik unleash a music video for the new single »Jolly Rodger« taken from their latest album »The Devils Cattle«
South African powerhouse Ruff Majik unleash a music video for their new single »Jolly Rodger«, a fuzzed out piano driven 12 bar furnace that boasts Ruff Majik’s ever growing versatility and musicianship. »Jolly Rodger« is taken from the band’s highly successful, and critically acclaimed breakthrough album »The Devils Cattle«.
»The Devils Cattle« was written between Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bourlon, Berlin and Oyster Bay in 2019, whilst Johni Holiday and co. were hopping between locations during a very busy year.
The year 2019 saw many changes to the band, including new touring line-ups, the departure and return of founding bassist Jimmy Glass, a deal with a new record label, as well as the addition of new members. All of this served as inspiration for the lyrical and thematic content of the album, which deals with substance abuse, fear of isolation and failed relationships.
The album was penned by Holiday, and recorded in separate sessions between September 2019 and February 2020 at Backline Studios in Johannesburg, along with multi instrumentalist, producer and new member Evert Snyman, as well as a rotating cast of guest musicians.
»The Devils Cattle« is a love letter to rock ‘n’ roll – every nasty inch of it.
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well