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Legendary South African Heavy Rock Band Nine Releases Re-Recorded Version of Classic Track Not Your Fault

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By Underground Press

Published Friday, 03 May 2024 07:52

South African legendary heavy rock band Nine, known for their unique blend of alternative funk-infused heavy rock, is thrilled to announce the re-release of their classic track 'Not Your Fault' via Mongrel Records. This newly re-recorded version showcases the band's enduring musical prowess and brings fresh life to a fan-favorite song and will be included on their Re-Activate EP set for release later this year.

Formed in 1992 in Athlone near Cape Town, Nine consists of Farrell Adams (vocals), James Reynard (guitar), Grenville Williams (bass guitar), and Jerome Reynard (drums). The band’s distinct fusion of Cape, African, and international sounds reflects their roots in the dying days of Apartheid South Africa, where they aimed to break down barriers between different cultural and musical paradigms.

'Not Your Fault' is a powerful track inspired by a killer guitar riff created by James Reynard. This disco-inspired riff instantly energizes listeners, prompting them to dance and move like it was a House of Pain song. Farrell Adams explains that the song’s message focuses on helping people let go of unnecessary guilt and baggage that they might carry through life.

The writing process for 'Not Your Fault' was a highly collaborative effort, as is characteristic of Nine's creative style. The band’s unique approach allowed the song to evolve and mature through live performances. Now, with their technical and musical skills at their peak, Nine re-recorded the track at Blackhole Studios with Chris Tait, fulfilling a vision shared with producer Andy Lund (RIP) and the band. The song is dedicated to the memory of Andy Lund—musician, songwriter, producer, photographer, friend, and remarkable soul who left Earth too soon. Andy played a pivotal role in producing the record and was key to making the entire process possible.

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Rock, Heavy Rock, Nine, Cultural Fusion, Re-Activate EP, Alternative Funk

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About Nine

Nine, formed in 1992, is an alternative funk band from Athlone, South Africa. The four-member band fused Cape, African, and international sounds, challenging Apartheid-era barriers, and gained acclaim in the 1990s with their unique music.


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