BLK JKS

Musicians

Currently on tour in Europe and the United States, the BLK JKS are South Africa's rising stars. With a new EP produced by Secret Machines' Brandon Curtis at Electric Lady studios, the international press are clamouring for a piece of the JKS. Formed a few years ago by guitarists Linda Buthelezi and Mpumi Mcata from Spruitview, it wasn't long before bassist Molefi Makananise and drummer Thsepang Ramoba from Soweto came on board to create the powerhouse four-piece band. They recently signed to international label Secretly Canadian and acquired a New York-based manager � it seems the world is their playground. Their new EP, dubbed Mystery sees the band venturing into more experimental territory, which is best described as free jazz meets art rock. Curtis has managed to capture some of the mayhem that is the BLK JKS live, which is something the band has struggled with in the past.� Lloyd Gedye

Lunch spot: Akhalawayas Mayfair, Johannesburg