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Wits students making waves on the pop scene: Recent EP and single releases

- Christopher

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jean-Louise Parker, who performs under the moniker Academie with Alex Parker, launched the EP Volumes in Johannesburg recently. Listen to their haunting debut single “Sulphur” . New York-based duo Tiger and Man, featuring Wits graduate Andrew Orkin, released their self-titled debut EP in March. Interview Magazine described the track “I’ve Got Nothing” as a “fuzzed, electro-pop anthem”, and the single “Wondering” is getting much attention from the alternative music media. Local indie band Zebra & Giraffe, featuring ex-Wits Music student Mike Wright, performed at the prestigious Kirstenbosch Summer Series in Cape Town soon after the release of their EP Slow Motion. One of the tracks on the EP, the ballad “You Are”, features a guest appearance by vocalist Ruby Gill, another ex-Wits Music student Ruby has recently released her own single, the upbeat alt folk “Winter”. And Sean J who graduated last year, debuted with the R&B single “Falling”. You can download these artists’ music on iTunes, and like their Facebook pages to find out about upcoming appearances and releases.