Amidst the general upheaval that 2020 brought about, Johannesburg-based South African alternative/modern rock outfit Climate Control took a step back to realign and plan. It seemed as good a time as any to focus on piecing together the material they had been working on for the last year, and take on the challenge to make the most of working apart and taking a break from live shows.
The band has released the third of their series of four singles, self-recorded and produced during lockdown; the urgent and bouncy In Flux.
‘In Flux’ is an introspective look at one’s own flaws and destructive tendencies; how the urge to set metaphorical bridges alight can feel good and cathartic, albeit damaging and harmful in many ways.
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Over the years, Climate Control have never allowed genre labels to define their sound. As their song writing and style evolved, so did their love of merging elements from various styles to create something distinctive and rooted in melody, while never losing the passion and desperation of their earlier, heavier ingredients.
With energetic live performances and a flair for dramatic aural ventures, the band merges the vigour of alternative rock, hooky and addictive pop sensibilities and the force of post-hardcore into one mesmerising sonic showcase.
Over recent years they have shared the stage with international artists such as Our Last Night, Hands Like Houses, Crown the Empire, as well as performing at major local festivals like RAMfest and Krank’d Up.
The band’s previous singles Tidal Wave, Ghosts, and Little Mess charted within the top 4 in the South African iTunes Rock Chart upon release, with the former having been featured on renowned YouTube blogger Jarrod Alonge’s channel, and had their single “Little Mess” playlisted on 947 & KFM.
Their new material follows their 2018 self-produced and released sophomore full-length album, Equals Not.
In Flux is available now on all digital platforms
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