Having released their latest album in Windhoek this week, two times award winning rock band, Famaz Attak, are set to stun rock fans in Swakopmund next weekend at the Desert Tavern launching their third album, Rising Sun.
The album, a collective effort, has been written over the past two years and produced in South Africa. “A lot of thought went into this one, every song has a message, simple, pure rock, nothing over the top,” says one the group members,??? It opted for the title Rising Sun as one of the favourite songs, is about never giving up, believing in self, following one’s goals for the right reason and making sure being there with the next sun rise.
The album’s pre-production was done in Namibia while and the recording and mixing in Johannesburg in South Africa.
Though they tried to collaborate with other Namibian artists, it has not been easy for the band the band, comprising of Rene Traut (Rene.T), Andre Joubert , Alex Ray (Space Monkey) and Mathias Schuckmann (Drummerboy), to work with other artists avoiding the troubles of begging fellow for such collaboration.
The band is unhappy that the rock category is no longer part of the Namibia Annual Music Awards(NAMAs) because these awards has been one of the reasons Famaz Attak is known nationwide today. Hence a platform has been taken away from the Rock genre. Rather a category accommodating Rock should have been created instead the few entries that the category have been attracting nevertheless. There are those Rock groups that have been taking part in this category regularly and it is unjust to penalise them by scrapping the category from the NAMAs. Ultimately it is the music lovers who may suffer due to less Rock albums likely be produced now that the this competition is no more.
Since emerging onto the Namibian music scene in March 2010, Famaz Attak have become a household name, having played at shows and events all around the country proving to be one of the best with their crazy rock n’ roll antics. They won the Best Rock/Alternative award in 2012 and 2013 in the NAMAs and also made it to the finals at the NTN’s 2012 and 2013 Last Band Standing. The show will take place on December 19 at 19h00 and entrance is N$50. Their album is also available on ITunes or any other online shop registered in Namibia.