The Steezies. Picture: Zoe Cornell
The Steezies. Picture: Zoe Cornell

The Steezies have released their debut music video, Mina, off their Snorting Lines of Turmeric EP. The story goes thatone fateful day two girls were playing in a park when their imaginations collided and they stumbled into a foreign realm. Leading them through this journey of imagination were their spirit animals: The Steezies. A band conjured in the fire of eccentric creativity and playful anarchy.”

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Celebrating individuality

Mina is a soundtrack to an attack of all that is ‘normal’. It’s a song that celebrates individuality and condemns homogeneity. The video is an all out exploration of this in visual form. The Steezies are here to be playful, and their playground is an affront to the banal and the commonplace. The creation of ‘Mina’ was facilitated by GKC, a content creation agency in Cape Town.

The band

The Steezies are a product of South Africa’s multicultural musical paradigm. Their songs have been forged in the melting pot of a country that doesn’t have a single consolidated culture, but exists as a chimera of various histories and traditions. This is why a Steezies show will boast isiZulu hip hop; South African style guitar alongside funk melodies; and European trumpet lines within Afro song structures.

The Steezies consists of George Kirkinis (vocals, guitar), Katie Beard (percussion, vocals), Mark Davis (bass), Bilal Ezzideen (drums), Lauren Davis (percussion), Jono Prest (trumpet), Luke Neville (trombone) and Evan Froud (sax).

The Steezies. Picture: Leah Rolando
The Steezies. Picture: Leah Rolando

Rated Top 5

The Steezies have been rated as one of the top 5 up and coming bands by Between 10 and 5, they were rated as one of the top 10 sets at Rocking the Daisies 2017 by Texx and the City. Their show at Splashy Fen 2018 made it to the front cover of the Sunday Tribune, they were termed South Africa’s next big headline act by SA Music Scene, and they have also played romping sets at Up The Creek and River Republic. Their track iAnxous Nauseous also made it onto the The Apple Music Indie A-List.

See their biography: HERE

Snorting Lines of Turmeric is the result of a collision course between raw untrained musical enthusiasm, and the wisdom and know-how of an experienced producer with a deft understanding of multiple musical genres. When The Steezies arrived with a collection of songs crossing multiple languages, references, sonic landscapes, and attention spans, producer Raiven Hunter harnessed each of these into a seamless artifice.

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Who: The Steezies
Debut EP: Snorting Lines of Turmeric
Buy/stream Snorting Lines of Turmeric: SpotifyApple Music/iTunes, Deezer, Google Play
Social media: Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud
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