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SORRY MOM is a lot like ZEBRA itself, to the point and what you see is what you get. SORRY MOM is about all the things that ZEBRA has done to annoy, disappoint … and every now and then surprise their mothers (and how they can’t say sorry enough)! 

 

SORRY MOM is Afro Folk Punk with a tongue-in-cheek sound, that draws inspiration from bands and artists such as Freshly Ground, Fokofpolisiekar, Kendrick Lamar and Hamilton the Musical. This single and album really explains ZEBRA as a band, and how at the end of the day, they owe it to their mothers to say sorry (since everyone lets down their mom’s at least once in their life).

SORRY MOM LIVE

On Thursday 1 April 2021, South African Indie Afropunks ZEBRA launched their album SORRY MOM. The Herd celebrated with a series of live shows, starting at Rumours Lounge, accompanied by Steve Umculo and Satanic Dagga Orgy.

 

The show was recorded, and ZEBRA had the subsequent honour or representing South Africa at the INTERNACIONAL PUNKYTUD FESTIVAL in Mexico on 10 & 11 April 2021, accompanied by artists from around the globe (inclusive of global Punk Icons like GBH and Sub Humans).

 

Photo & Video by Fanus Beetge

SORRY MOM VIDEO

SORRY MOM LYRICS

I like drinking way too much
I’m sorry mom, ek’s jammer ma, ngiyaxolisa ma
I like woman way too much
I’m sorry mom, ek’s jammer ma, I’m sorry mom

I’m so sorry mamma
I’m sorry mom, ek’s jammer ma, ngiyaxolisa ma
I’m so sorry mamma
I’m sorry mom, ek’s jammer ma, ngiyaxolisa ma

I like smoking way too much
I’m sorry mom, ek’s jammer ma, ngiyaxolisa ma
I like partying way too much
I’m sorry mom, ek’s jammer ma, I’m sorry mom

I’m so sorry mamma
I’m sorry mom, ek’s jammer ma, ngiyaxolisa ma
I’m so sorry mamma
I’m sorry mom, ek’s jammer ma, ngiyaxolisa ma

There I go again
Drinking with all my friends till 4am
And I know that I promised
I’m sorry mom, I’m gonna do it again

I’m so sorry mamma
I’m sorry mom, ek’s jammer ma, ngiyaxolisa ma
I’m so sorry mamma
I’m sorry mom, ek’s jammer ma,
I’m sorry mom

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The songs on SORRY MOM vary from living your best life, to a week in the life of a band member. For the first time ever, ZEBRA recorded a slow song that was never planned, but represents the helplessness of lockdown:

 

Siphe Mashigo "The Captain" (Vocals) ZEBRA has always been about having good times and relatability. With this album nothing has changed, except the fact that the babelas (hangover) hits harder, and that we are one step closer to finding our voice in a way that people would listen to. This album also focused a lot more on the musical side, playing new rhythms and cords which pushed boundaries that unlocked something new in each musician. So, once again … SORRY MOM, but Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the show!"

Wildre “Wim” van Deventer (Vocals & Acoustic Guitar) “From wrong chords being played, to false notes being sung, I enjoyed every second of recording this album with my four brothers, because no one took themselves too seriously!”

Ivan van Heerden (Bass) “For me, this album was a chance to express ourselves a little bit more and to learn more about what works, and what doesn’t when it comes to recording music.”

"Funkin" Duncan Potgieter (Drums) “Recording this album has been a massive highlight through these turbulent times. I hope it brings some positive energy into as many people’s lives as possible.”

Justin Swartz “Nacho Steez” (Vocals & Keyboard) Since I joined ZEBRA, I’ve been living my best life, knowing every vibe with the boys is different, fun, and crazy at the same time. This album is a reflection of how diverse we are. It’s lekke jas vibes, mei bru!”

ABOUT ZEBRA

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Siphe Mashigo (Vocals) Wildre van Deventer (Vocals & Acoustic Guitar) Ivan van Heerden (Bass) Duncan Potgieter (Drums) Nacho Steez (Vocals & Keyboard)

Photo: Fanus Beetge

ZEBRA is self-described as the "wayward love-child of Comedic Rock and Indie Music"! Affectionately known as the "herd", ZEBRA weaves a fantastic story with their original songs and catchy lyrics, all the while making everyone in the house dance!

ZEBRA has been getting a lot of attention on both the club and festival circuits with notable performances at Bushrock, Park Acoustics, Oppikoppi, Splashy, DeepRoots and RAM Halloween (with many more to follow). They opened for the likes of Jack Parow, PHFat, Rubber Duc, Fokofpolisiekar, Bittereinder and Van Pletzen and completed their first tour of KZN in December of 2018. Their first single New York was released on SoundCloud shortly thereafter.

In March 2020 ZEBRA released their debut EP, and was amongst the first artists to live stream their release performance due to lockdown. Mere months later in September 2020 they were back with a new member on Vocals & Keyboard (Justin Swartz aka "Nacho Steez") and a new single Taxi Love. Taxi Love was released on the back of a hugely successful Social Stunt, whereby their non-stop streaming marathon to gather more Instagram Followers grabbed the attention of 5fm presenter Nick Hamman, who called ZEBRA and put them live on the spot on the afternoon drive show ... the response to Taxi Love was overwhelming (with requests for the track streaming in for days, leading the Zebra to record and release Taxi Love as a single).

 

Since then, ZEBRA has been hard at work preparing their full-length album SORRY MOM now set to conquer the world! 

ALSO AVAILABLE

Zebra - New York (Single)
Zebra - Debut (EP)
Zebra - Taxi Love (Single)
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