South Africa’s Evert Snyman has launched and collaborated on various projects over the years, cementing himself as a versatile multi-instrumentalist and producer. “I Never Listen When You Speak” is the second single from his upcoming album “Pruning In The Dark,” out on the April 01, 2022 via Mongrel Records. Watch the video through the YouTube player below:
The new album is the first to feature his entire band, The Aviary as well as a wealth of special guests, all members of celebrated South African Stoner/Fuzz/Psych bands including Caution Boy, Ruff Majik, KMOD and The Tazers.
“I wrote the track with Tim Edwards the morning before we recorded it. For change I wrote the more conventional bits and Tim wrote the weirder bits. It was at the end of 2020, so no one wanted to go on holiday because of yet another Covid wave. Casey Bliss and Brendon Bez did a great job on the bass and guitar respectively. This track was all recorded at the same time except for the vocals which I overdubbed the next day.” explains Evert, he goes on the add, “The song is about how no one has an attention span today and they’re constantly glued to their phones. It’s also about being frustrated but not having a way out of the things that you are forced to do, regardless of if it’s your responsibility or not. Fun fact is that Brendon learned the song 20 minutes before we recorded it.”
Recorded and produced at Evert Snyman’s own Pariah Studios, forthcoming album “Pruning In The Dark” (which includes new single “Thinking Too Hard”) is also the first to feature his entire band, The Aviary including a host of guest musicians. These guests, of course, are also prominent members of various prestigious South African Stoner/Fuzz/Psych Rock bands (Shadowclub, Ruff Majik, Caution Boy). In lieu of COVID-19 confinements Snyman was hell bent to ensure that “Pruning In The Dark” was a completely collaborative effort (which presented a few pandemic safe face-to-face challenges). Resulting approach is a much heavier offering than 2021’s debut “Hot Mess,” which saw Snyman steering not only the albums engineering, mixing and mastering alone, but also the album’s instrumentation and performances.
“We had a lot of fun making Pruning In The Dark and that translates through every f*cking song from beginning to end! I’m incredibly proud of this album.” adds Snyman.
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Evert Snyman / Vocals and Guitar
Tim Edwards (The Tazers) / Drums
Casey Bliss (KMOD) / Bass
Brendon Bez (Ruff Majik) / Guitar