The Parlotone’s Glen Hodgson’s new project launches their debut album in the Mother City.
After over 15 years in one of SA’s biggest bands, Glen Hodgson decided to start a new adventure and joined exceptional drummer Jason Oosthuizen (Black Cat Bones and ex-Van Coke Kartel) to create an alternative rock outfit Lost&Found. When you hear their impressive CV, it’s hard not to get your hopes up and even though this may be new territory for the duo, it doesn’t show.
As keyboardist and backing vocals for Parlotones, this is the first time Glen has taken centre stage as lead vocalists, while Jason brings a great energy to the two-piece band.
Debut album launch
They released their debut single “Lost and Found” last month as a free download on their website and quickly garnered support from listeners. The single is upbeat and has a sense of “new beginnings” to it; you can’t help but tap your feet as you hear it.
Album launch event in Cape Town
And now it’s time to get the full experience with the launch of their debut self-titled album. The album was recorded in Bloubergstrand with producers Fred den Hartog from Die Heuwels Fantasties and Dane Taylor, and features a string of local talent like Jedd Kossew (Francois van Coke & Van Coke Kartel), Theo Crous, Hunter Kennedy (Die Heuwels Fantasties and Fokofpolisiekar), Pierre Greeff (Die Heuwels Fantasties) and many more.
Catch their album launch at The Shack on Wednesday (24 February) for a short acoustic set and at Sgt Peppers with Ryno Velvet, De Wallen and Boxer the Ring on Saturday (27 February).
Date: 24 February – Short Acoustic Set
Venue: The Shack
Address: 45 De Villiers Street, Cape Town
Doors open: 6pm
Performance time: 9/9:30pm
Date: 27 February
Line-up: Lost&Found, Ryno Velvet, De Wallen, Boxer the Ring
Venue: SGT Pepper Long Street
Address: 194 Long Street
Doors open: 7pm
Performance time: 8pm
Words: Charis Le Riche
Images: Gillian Kotzee & Peter Newham