Deezer Live Sessions presents Southern Wild

Deezer has announced the release of the second video taken from Southern Wild’s Deezer Live Sessions. The first of its kind to be recorded in South Africa.

Earlier in 2017, Southern Wild was selected to participate as one of four South African artists in Deezer Next, a global initiative designed to discover and promote new talent from South Africa and beyond. The band’s debut album “Lead Role in a Classic Horror” was released exclusively on Deezer and, in the short time since release, has reached over 300 000 streams on Deezer in countries such as Germany, Brazil, France and South Africa.


Deezer Live sessions offer fans the opportunity to see a rare acoustic performance by bands, including Southern Wild which is known for its energetic performances. The Deezer Live Sessions will present new arrangements never before seen or heard and so, for this reason, the band was filmed in a small, intimate location with a unique setup. 

All three videos were shot at The House of Machines in Cape Town and directed by renowned SA filmmaker Riordan Allen, the brainchild behind Bob Loves Dylan, and form part of a series of one-shot takeaway shows that feature emerging local and international artists.


A 3-track live EP is being released along with the second video “In A Classic Horror” which will be available exclusively on Deezer and which is the first Deezer Live Session EP to be released in South Africa. Featured tracks on the EP include “Darkness at My Heels”, “In A Classic Horror” and “Time Eraser”.

"We came up with In a Classic Horror a few days before we arrived at Popsicle Studios to record the record. We actually ended up leaving it for last and finished writing the song together in studio. A very special song to us, lyrically and musically. It’s our newest old song and the song writing approach on this track is definitely a sign of things to come." - Southern Wild

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Southern Wild is a four-piece soulful rock band and consists of David van Vuuren (vocals, guitar), MJ Breytenbach (guitar), Alex Smillie (bass) and Dylan Hunt (drums).

The idea of Southern wild was born through a dream in early 2015. Since then, the band has played some of the most prestigious SA festivals including Oppikoppi, Up The Creek and River Republic. Heavily focused on feel & progression, this band gives absolutely everything each time it hits the stage.

Stream the EP here: Deezer

Producer: Jess Schipper

Director: Rio Allen

Editor and colourist: Carol Groenewald

DOP: Ross Hillier

Camera Operators: George Kirkinis, Nick Burton-Moore, Rory Allen & Keenan Ferguson

Recording engineers: Alec Mackay, Neil Leachman

Mixing and Mastering: Neil Leachman

Production Company: The Video Cartel

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