Internationally renowned local musician, Spoek Mathambo’s second full length album Father Creeper has been licensed exclusively to Sony Music Africa from Sub Pop Records for release Pan-Africa. He is the first South African artist to be signed by the acclaimed US independent label. The album will be available digitally on 12 March, 2012 and for physical purchase from South African music retailers from 19 March, 2012.
The SA release of Father Creeper comes a month ahead of four South African performance dates in April 2012 (details to be announced shortly). These will follow hot on the heels of major North American dates including showcases at SXSW, a Canadian Music Week festival performance and shows in NYC. Mathambo’s latest music video ‘Control’ won the directors best video at Cannes in 2011 and is currently nominated in the Best Video category at the 2012 MK Awards.
The Johannesburg artist rose to prominence with a series of collaborative projects with producers from all over the globe and placed his smart, dirty vocals on top of house and electro bangers that activated dance floors around the world. Things went darker and deeper with his 2010 debut album Mshini Wam and took Spoek’s love affair with
South African culture and his coined sound “township tech” as a starting point.
In 2011, Mathambo became more hands on with his audio-production and composition work whilst on tour in the US, and subsequently his album was recorded and produced in USA as well as Johannesburg, Cape Town and Malmö, Sweden. The album was finally mixed with top-notch French producer, Marvy Da Pimp.
First SA single from Father Creeper is the ‘Let Them Talk’ ft Yolanda and it will impact SA radio from Monday 20 Feb, 2012