Vote, no matter who it's for - SA band Plush

2009-03-17 00:00

Cape Town-based rock band Plush are using their musical talents to urge people to vote.

The band's message - vote, no matter who it's for - is contained in a video message using their chart-topping single All for the Better as the soundtrack.

Plush, whose lead guitarist Chas Smit was killed by a car in Pietermaritzburg in September 2005, has recently re-released its third album, Rage On.

Their voting video apparently depicts ashes burning backwards to reveal the logos of various South African political parties. South Africans of different races, ages and genders are standing alongside the flags with placards encouraging citizens to vote.

According to the band's manager, Brandon Prevost, the video's message is a positive one: "It's about how after the 1994 elections the world said that South Africa was doomed. The flags burning backwards represents the fact that South Africa, as a nation, has grown out of the ashes of apartheid to the nation as we know it today."

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