Georgetown – The Dog Show

Multi-instrumental Blue-Billy-Folk-Pop band, Georgetown, have released their debut album ‘The Dog Show’ digitally. The Pretoria band also release the album title single ‘The Dog Show’ to radio recently. We caught up with the bands to find out more about all this doggie-business.

First off, congrats on the release of your debut album. For those out there who haven’t yet heard your music, how would you describe the sound you bring?

It’s always been challenging for us to exactly describe our sound and genre of music. The music leans towards a multiple array of voices accompanied by the most authentic acoustic instruments, which generally leads the audience into a state of silent obedience or with a slightly raucous tap of the boot.

Where was the album recorded and what was the atmosphere like there?

We recorded at Mavin Production. We used two different studios and the producer’s house. The atmosphere was a rather painstakingly, focussed, child friendly, but mostly peaceful process.

The music generally leads the audience into a state of silent obedience or with a slightly raucous tap of the boot

Did you guys go into studio with all the songs written and complete, or did they change as you went along?

Halfies

A multi-talented bunch, you guys play a range of instruments, one of them being a washboard. How good are you at doing your actual washing?

Not bad at all. When it comes to washing clothes it’s more of a modern day machine situation. It is impersonal but highly convenient. Ironing is still a bit of a challenge, as the technologies haven’t developed at the same rate as the washing machine, which inherently requires some human intervention, practice, skill and dexterity.

Talking of instruments…tell us the story behind the suitcase

It used to belong to one of our band member’s great grandfather – George van Dyk – and came from Holland in the nineteen thirties. Our generation then cut a big hole in the middle and mounted a floor tom velum into it. It works great as a drum and makes up for more luggage space during our travels.

The suitcase works great as a drum and makes up for more luggage space during our travels

‘You never know’ is currently our favourite track off the album. So why do YOU think cowboys never cry’?

They actually do. Have you ever watched Broke Back Mountain?

Where can people get info about gigs etc?

www.georgetown.co.za
@georgetownbandsa
Facebook

And most importantly, where can fans get the album?

Hard copies www.georgetown.co.za
Soft copies are on all digital music platforms

We are really enjoying this album, falling into the category of the ‘slightly raucous tap of the boot’ admirer. Thanks for the chat and we wish you continued success with the album

 

Interview by The Original CC
Press photograph Callie de Wet