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Through a series of serendipitous events in the early 90’s in the small wine making town of Stellenbosch, Arno Carstens, Theo Crous, Adriaan Brand, Arno Blumer and Francious Kruger became The Springbok Nude Girls: www.nudegirls.co.za
Little did they know that they would go on to become one of the most loved rock bands South Africa has ever seen, known for their high energy stage shows and unique musical sound which combines Rock, Punk, Reggae, Metal, Funk and Jazz.
They played their first gig in September 1994 in a small bar in Stellenbosch and released their first album, “Neanderthal 1” the following year.
Since then, this platinum selling, award winning band have gone on to record albums that contain some of our countries most beloved anthems. They have headlined every major South African music festival, and performed at international festivals, including the Isle of Wight Festival and Pukkelpop.
In 2015, Thinking Owl Films, in association with Sony Music Entertainment Africa, released an exciting documentary film which tells the story of the band’s early beginnings, touching on the crippling censorship of that time, and then the liberation of 1994 and how, for these kids, there was finally freedom in music. This documentary is available on Showmax.
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DISCOGRAPHY – Springbok Nude Girls 1994 – present
Neanderthal 1 (1995) (initially on Bluegum records, Epic Records)
It Became A Weapon (1996) (Epic)
firstname.lastname@example.org (1997) (Epic)
I Love You EP (1997)
Omnisofa (1998) (Epic)
OPTI MUM (1998) (Epic)
Surpass the Powers (1999) (Epic)
Un-E.Z. (1999) (Epic)
Relaxzor ( 2000) (Epic)
The Fat Lady Sings – Best of the Springbok Nude Girls 1995-2001 (2001) (Epic)
Goddank Vir Klank 1994 – 2004 (2004) (Sony Music)
Nude Girls (Exclusive UK release) (2006) (Golden Fairy Records/SonyBMG)
Peace Breaker (2007) (Sony/BMG)
Live at The Astoria DVD (2007) (Sony/BMG)
Apes with Shades (2011) (Sony Music)