blk jks (Secretly Canadian)

For too long South African rock has resembled America’s post-grunge cast-offs (think Seether, Just Jinjer and Springbok Nude Girls).

No more. After Robots heralds the timely new talent of Joburg quartet Blk Jks . By refracting psych-rock through a prism of African music traditions, they’ve created something utterly new and chill-down-the-spine exciting, putting Afro-pop pretenders, such as Vampire Weekend, in the shade.