South African rock mainstays WONDERboom release sentimental new single Prodigal Son

South African rock mainstays WONDERboom release sentimental new single Prodigal Son

 

25 years on and WONDERboom remain one of South Africa’s longest running bands. Although rock is the root the band have never been limited to one sound. Delving into multiple genres as diverse as funk, punk, pop and afro-dance WONDERboom remain one of the country’s finest, and most engaging live entities.

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the band have personally selected their favourite WONDERboom tracks, creating  a compilation of songs aptly titled WONDERboom 25. Spanning from their tender formative years to now, this re-mastered collection includes the brand new single, Prodigal Son, a track which is very close to their hearts as guitarist Martin Schofield explains,“Feels like a song for the times, a little sad, a little prophetic with a dose of sweet optimism. Musically and lyrically honest, searching for some kind of acceptance, peace of mind. I’m really proud of this track”

Vocalist Cito adds, “Some dreams are worth dying for. For me, ‘Prodigal Son’ is pretty much a homecoming song and, after what seems a like lifetime of chasing your dreams and finally catching them, everyone has forgotten you.”

WONDERboom 25 will be released on the 19th of November via Just Music. In addition to the album release, the band will shortly be releasing a documentary, capturing their illustrious story named, WONDERboom: 25 For Life, directed by Ivyann Moreira-Schofield.

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WONDERboom have released 9 albums, headlined many major South African festivals and have been nominated for 5 ‘Best Rock Album’ awards in the South African Music Awards. They also won the South African leg of the 2004 Global Battle of the Bands & came SECOND WORLDWIDE at the finals in the London Astoria!

There can be few South African music fans that aren’t familiar with their hits, like Never Ever, Jafta Rebel, Something Wrong, Green Fever, Africa, Shadows, Charlie, It’s Great to be Alive, Best Side, On The Radio, Karaoke Bar and, more recently on SA stations, Ooh La La, Southern Light, Voodoo Doll and, latest single, Rabbit Hole.

In early December 2017, the band traveled to Chengdu, China to represent South Africa at the Silk Road Indie Music Festival in a music performance competition and WON GOLD!!! They competed against 14 other countries (including UK, China, Japan and Germany) and clenched top prize.

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