Eclectic Johannesburg based band, The Brother Moves On, has finally released their second EP- Estimated Time of Arrival.
ETA – the acronym for ‘Expected Time of Arrival’ – an exploration in sound, visual and performance art that sets out to visually and aurally articulate the TBMO preoccupation with the notion of time as it plays out in an African context. The ETA TOUR commences at the The Drill Hall in Johannesburg, combining live performance with the staging of a one-night exhibition of artworks produced by the collective of artists and film-makers that work within TBMO. Beyond the gallery space, the ‘Estimated Time of Arrival’ EP will be released on the 27th of October. ETA moves on to Cape Town, Durban and Mozambique during October and November. A new TBMO will be launched at the exhibition to provide tour information, a stream of multimedia content from the band’s journey and to host artwork sales which will including original paintings, limited edition posters and sound installation pieces. The ETA TOUR coincides with the release of the ETA EP (Produced by Paulo Chibanga TATV and 340ml). Includes remixes by DJ Mshega, Neo Hlusku, and Tiago Correia-Paulo(340ml and TATV).
Good times tells the story of a ruralminer’s first visit to the tavern and the subsequent robbery that follows. It’s a lament on how our own sons are the cause of the nightly violence which we all endure told from the perspective of a miner’s complaint about the loneliness of the Golden city. The recording of this song could not have come at a more difficult time in relation to this countries mining sector, Marikana anyone, whose good times are rumoured to be over.
This song was written after Nkushburnslow, Zwash and Siya had been mugged on their way home from a rehearsal in Witpooitjie with the original cast of the Brother Moves On(Gugu Bodibe , Cosmic and Legae Blak). The threesome had just gotten off a train at Birchleigh station(Kempton Park) and we’re turning the last blind corner before five guys came rushing at them. Two of the guys were carrying knives and the other three all had guns. The guys were taken to a nearby bush where 4 other victims had been tied up and gagged. The bridge of the song is what the muggers kept saying to the guys, that this was their form of employment, their means of getting food on the table. On surviving this ordeal the guys wrote the song which did not see the light of day until recently when the current crew (Raytheon Moorvan, Ayanda Zalekile, Simphiwe Tshabalala) revitalized the need for this ode in sound to Sankomota – the original soothe sayers of a difficult socio-economic time.