"a slick dark trip..."
Formed in Cape Town in 1996, Fetish was one of the forerunners of the post-apartheid rock explosion in South Africa, and became one of the most influential and best-loved alternative bands in the country. The band was formed by two childhood friends, Dominic Forrest and Jeremy Daniel, who had grown up together in Swaziland during the 1980’s before meeting again in Cape Town. After gigging around Cape Town for a year, the band financed and produced its debut album “Fetish”, which gained an immediate cult following around the country and Europe..
“dark, twisted beauty..."
the late-90’s saw Fetish touring the country and supporting international acts such as lenny kravitz, skunk anansie, smashing pumpkins. the band gained a loyal fan base with intense live performances and uncompromising music. however, due to personal and professional difficulties, cracks began to appear in the band and by the end of 2001 forrest and breeze had both moved to london..
fetish officially called it quits in 2004,leaving a stack of unfinished demos. a few years later, forrest and producer chris tuck collaborated to turn the unfinished demos into the full fetish album “remains”. the band returned in 2012 with the effervescent dark pop nugget "little heart" which saw the group reform for a highly successful south african tour.
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