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The Rescu launches their debut album


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Photo: Deborah Rossouw

The Rescu: Debut Album Launch  
Hanover Street, Grand West Casino, Goodwood
31 August
Tickets: R40–R50

“The Rescu is one power rock act that SA needs to watch out for, they are coming in full force! ” – Marco Gomes (Prime Circle)

The Rescu
is a 3-piece rock band based in Cape Town, South Africa. Bandmembers include Mike Vaughan – lead vocals and bass, Brendyn “Rusti” Rossouw – drums and vocals and Gray Lowndes – guitars. They will be launching their self titled debut album at Hanover Street, Grand West Casino 0n 31 August:

Time: Doors open at 20h30 – Show starts 21h15.

Tickets: R40.00 Available at Webtickets.co.za or R50.00 at Door.

The Rescu has been crafting and performing the songs that make up their debut, self-titled album for the last 18 months.  Regular trips to an empty house in a small town, not far from the mother city helped to produce the 10 tracks that make up the album.  These song-writing getaways, coupled with countless rehearsal sessions back home was a fruitful pre-production stage for The Rescu to find their sound and capture it.  

The band drew their inspiration for the songs from various elements and life experiences.  Their genuine and heartfelt love for South Africa and its people inspired many of the tracks. The band name expresses their desire for something relevant, something needed, something out of the ordinary; something that happens to be in the right place at the right time.

To date, The Rescu have performed with some of the biggest names on the SA music circuit, sharing the stage with Just Jinjer, Foto na Dans, The Dirty Skirts and Prime Circle.  These performances, as well as the many smaller shows played by the band have given them the street cred they require to hold their own at any level of live performance.

The album was recorded at the Heritage Sound studio in the heart of Cape Town city’s “heritage square” on Buitengracht Street. It was engineered by the band’s own drummer, Brendyn “Rusti” Rossouw. The mix engineering was handled mostly by Rian Loubser, a young, edgy sound-shaping artist. A touch of international class was added by Nashville mix engineer, Jeff Balding on “beautiful life”. The album mastering was done by Rogan of Lapdust Studios in JHB.

The Rescu will be launching their album on the 31st of August at Grand West Casino’s “Hanover Street.”  The music video for the first single, “I did it for you”, will also be screened on the night.

The band’s peers in the industry have shown a great deal of support and encouragement.  Here, a collection of quotes to that effect:

The Rescu is a well refined band with HUGE sound and great songs. Definitely a powerhouse band on the rise and to look out for” – Ard Matthews (Just Jinjer)

“Guys your new album is truly something special... can’t wait for you to share it with the world!” – Ben Peters (Goodluck)

The album will be released by 2 Feet, a division of Sheer Sound and will be available in music stores nationwide by the end of August.

Click here to watch the video of their first radio single “I did it for You.”