Most of you already know about The Sick Leaves, our rocking brand ambassadors, but it’s time for a little update on what they’ve been up to recently.
In April, Duncan posted about their newly launched and simply amazing website – www.thesickleaves.com . Now we bring you some more news about what the band has been up to this year – front-man, Eksteen Jacobsz, has been busy as a bee.
The Sick Leaves are gearing up for the digital release of their long awaited fourth album Breaking Away on 23 January 2012.
Throughout the past year, Eksteen wrote all the songs for Breaking Away and recorded the vocals, guitars and bass.
The result of this hard work is a smashing new album with eight mind blowing tracks that promise to be like an island holiday for your ears.
Even though the music should be enough to convince anyone to buy this album, the artwork used for the album cover definitely adds something too. It features a photograph of space shuttle Endeavour blasting off from Kennedy Space centre. Just by looking at it one can feel the power and energy of the music that it represents for this fourth release, and clearly fits the theme of 'Breaking Away', just like launching off into space.
Eksteen said the following about the journey of recording this album: “Breaking Away is for me a culmination of the past 7 years’ experience. I've gained through recording music, playing it live and living. For me it is the most enjoyable Sick Leaves album to listen to and also the most representative of the sound I am after. It also closes a chapter in my musical career,,as I feel that on the next album I will go for a totally different direction and feel than the previous four.“
I’ve downloaded the single and am blown away by the sound.
I think this single is a great way to advertise the new album, give you a little taste of what’s coming, and give it a real kick-start to its sure-to-come success.
Have a look, download ‘Catfights and bushes’ for free, and let me know what you think.
I cannot wait for the digital release in January! Stay tuned for the news.
You guys rock!