Four albums, hundreds of shows and thousands of fans later, Taxi Violence are turning TEN! To celebrate, they are giving away “Beaten By The Gun”, a single off their upcoming album Tenfold, for FREE. Go here to download.
The album will be released on 6 September and according to the band, it’s their best album to-date.
So where did it all start for Taxi Violence?
Once upon a time there were two high school rival bands: 508, to which Rian Zietsman, Louis Nel and Taxi Violence’s ex-bassist, Loedi van Reenen, belonged. George van der Spuy was the drummer for the other band, Drain.
In September 2004, they put their differences aside – no one could figure out which band spat on which band. George finally accepted Rian’s invitation to jam with them in a storage room at Wynberg Military Base in Cape Town. Taxi Violence was born. Jason Ling joined Taxi Violence in 2008 as their new bassist.
Ten years later, the band carves out a place for their sticky brand of rock ‘n roll, known as ‘music for the waist down’. They are celebrated for their fierce independence, epitome-of-rock-‘n-roll sound, fiery live shows and integrity.
Now they ‘re back with Tenfold…
Tenfold is the bands fifth studio album and will be launched on all digital platforms, but for those who prefer the look and feel of a physical CD, feel free to visit the band’s website and place your order. A limited edition Tenfold vinyl will also be released, so email email@example.com to place your order.
And the best part…
Taxi Violence will be celebrating their ten-year anniversary and the launch of the new album with a nationwide tour.
6 September: The Assembly, Cape Town
10 September: The Mystic Boer, Bloemfontein
11 September: The Tap, Potchefstroom (ex -Arcade Empire)
12 September: Arcade Empire, Pretoria
13 September: Rumours Lounge, Johannesburg
17 September: Aandklas, Stellenbosch
26 September: TribeOne Dinokeng Festival
3 October: Rocking the Daisies, Darling
10 October: Ollies Pub and Grill
11 October: Live The Venue, Durban