Keep an eye out for Montrocity

Jana Greyling

Montrocity, an up and coming Cape Town based alternative rock band, is ready to rock and record.

This four-man group is eager to put in some time in the recording studio and play more shows around Cape Town.

You’ve probably seen them at venues like The Mercury Live, Quay 4 and Gandalf’s.

After some changes and additions to the band, it now consists of Nic Frankenfeld (vocals), Kieran Cattell (lead guitar), Benson Joubert (bass guitar) and Josua Joubert (drums).

The band members describe their music as “punk influenced pop rock” but to keep it simple, they merely label it as alternative.

“We like to make music that we would like to listen to. If you like Foo Fighters or Nirvana, give us a listen, but you’ll find that our music is kind of its own thing,” said Josua.

Montrocity came into being at the end of 2015 when Nic and Josua were just “jamming” to get their minds off their impending final exams.

The band changed their name numerous times before deciding to call themselves “Montrocity”.

The word is a mixture of “Montrose”, the name of the street in which they practice, and “Mother City”, one of their previous band names. Wanting to keep their connection with Cape Town and still have an original name for their band, they combined the two and created the word “Montrocity”.

One of Montrocity’s short-term goals include making official recordings in order to get a bigger online presence. In the long-term, they hope to perform at Rocking the Daisies.

Montrocity will be performing at ROAR in Observatory on Saturday 21 October.

Their music is available on Soundcloud and they can also be found on Facebook (“Montrocity”) and Instagram (@montrocityband).

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