Watershed are back for more

2014-07-04 00:00

AFTER wowing fans at the Royal Show last month, Watershed will be returning to the Midlands this weekend to perform at the Green Bar (The Shed) in Greytown.

“I think we last played the Green Bar about four or five years ago,” frontman, Craig Hinds, said. “We’re looking forward to going back … our gig will be kicking off a nationwide tour.”

As for when the band might be back in KwaZulu-Natal, Hinds said that they would return to celebrate the launch of their new album when that drops in October.

The band, which recently released the single, Don’t Give Up, said the guys are looking forward to getting into the studio to record their fifth studio album, their first since 2008.

Hinds said: “We know our fans are amped for a new album and we’re fired up to give them that. We believe each and every album needs to be very special. The most important thing for us has always been to make sure that every song is right. We believe that if it works acoustically then it can go anywhere from there.”

Speaking about the single, Don’t Give Up, the singer said he loves the message contained in the song.

“It’s important to us in the current times in South Africa and elsewhere,” Hinds said. “It’s about hanging in there, about people who are working hard to keep their heads above water. The song says we need to take things as they come and eventually we will make it through the mess.”

Based in Johannesburg, the South African Music Award-winning band, which formed in 1999 and released its debut album In the meantime in April 2000, is always gigging, both at home and overseas.

Hinds and drummer, Howie Combrink, have also made time to do solo projects. Hinds released a solo album last year and has written several songs for Idols contestants Elvis Blue and Dave van Vuuren; and Combrink recently released a solo album of his own.

Ultimately, however, what Hinds, Combrink, guitarist, Gideon Botes, and James Sunney (bass) love most is performing as Watershed.

So, if you love their music, don’t miss their gig in Greytown at 7.30 pm tomorrow. Tickets for tables of 10 are R150. Take a picnic dinner.

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