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Dec 9, 2020

Shane Durrant is the frontman of Desmond and the Tutus, the Pretorian DIY indie-rock band that spearheaded an entire scene in South Africa.

Known for their unique style of indie-rock and outlandish onstage antics, just as well as they are for their left-field name, the Tutus burst onto a scene that was more concerned with mainstream rock, ultimately finding a home on MK89 and an audience amongst a growing underground twenty-something community.

Rooted in strong kwela melodies and a DIY indie-punk attitude, they spearheaded an entire new wave of underground bands - from Oppikoppi to Osaka, Japan - and Shane explains their unconventional path to owning the moniker of “three time award-losing” band. 


Outro Song: Hard Work Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Featured Tracks:

Teenager - Desmond and the Tutus Apple Music Spotify 

Lazy Bones - Desmond and the Tutus Apple Music Spotify YouTube

Peter - Desmond and the Tutus Apple Music Spotify YouTube

What Am I Gonna Do With You - Desmond and the Tutus Apple Music Spotify YouTube


MASSIVE shout out to Desmond and the Tutus for the generous use of their music and support in bringing this podcast to life.

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