Charley says ARTIST! Locnville

South Africa seems to be doing pretty well for itself on the pop scene these days. There’s Jody, one of my favourite Idol winners the show has produced internationally, there’s the insanely catchy yet ridiculously freaky Die Antwoord and now there’s these two guys.

Locnville are twin brothers Andrew and Brian Chaplin. They’re part South African, part American and yes, they’re related to Charlie Chaplin himself. Apparently their great-grandfather was the brother of the actor’s father.

Regardless, in the last few months Locnville have properly made a name for themselves, becoming the biggest new act in South Africa. Their video ‘Sun In My Pocket‘ has also been a regular on the Belgian music channels for a couple of weeks now and radio DJ’s like Studio Brussel’s Sam De Bruyn seem to have a soft spot for these musical twins. With a global Sony deal signed, Locnville are ready to take on the world.

Their music combines electro and dance with slight hiphop influences. Add the guys’ low voices and in the end you’ve got some delicious pieces of pop. Debut ‘Sun In My Pocket‘ is a laidback summer anthem. Think David Guetta and Kid Cudi’s ‘Memories‘, but fronted by two hot South African twin brothers. Meanwhile, second single ‘6 Second Poison‘ explores a more uptempo side of the boys.

You can check out three more songs of the Locnville album on MySpace. Andrew and Brian manage to bring even more hot beats without simply rehashing their success formula.

Keep an eye on these guys. Locnville are the next big thing waiting to happen.

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5 Responses to “Charley says ARTIST! Locnville”

  1. Mike Says:

    I’m pretty unfamiliar with SA pop but these boys are fun. And much less annoying than Jedward!

    Nice blog X

  2. zondalee Says:

    i agree 100% jedward is the real meaning to the word grusme twosme!!! i cnt handle their music!!! I HATE IT!!! but locnville is the real meaning to the word sensational hotties!!!!!!!!! i love loocnville!!!

  3. ZONDALEE Says:

    I LOVE LOCNVILLE

  4. ZONDALEE Says:

    LOCNVILLE =FRIKKKKKKKKKKKKKING HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Cara Says:

    i lov ’em alottttttt. when they sing i get goos pumps cause of their DEEP voices…. ohhhhh

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