Bay band All We've Known to share stage with UK, Swiss musos
Blending metalcore, hardcore, rock and electronica, Bay band All We’ve Known are set to kick off their 2019 gig guide at Walmer’s Pool City where they will share the stage with UK band Temples on Mars on January 26.
The high energy band will share a stage with another international band, Dreamshade, from Switzerland, at the Music Kitchen on February 14.
All We’ve Known was founded in 2014 and comprises five members, vocalist Vaughn Botha, guitarists Shaun Manley and Dill Jones, bassist Joe Quinn and drummer Russel Sneyd.
The Pool City performance, the band’s first for the year, comes shortly after the quintet rocked the stage at the Krank’d Up Festival in Johannesburg, one of the country’s biggest metal festivals.
The band deems their performance one of their highlights in the past year.
“We had a very good response at Krank’d Up and we really didn’t expect that many people to watch us.“Our other memorable performance was when we headlined the Halloween show at Pool City last year,” guitarist Dill Jones said.
This will be the first time the full band shares a stage with Dreamshade.
“Both Dreamshade and Temples on Mars are quite cool bands, and we like them, but I could say the Dreamshade is one of our favourite bands and we’re quite excited to play with them,” Jones said.
While some fans may list All We’ve Known as their favourite band, the band have favourites of their own – some of which influence their music – including Parkway Drive, I See Stars, Bury Tomorrow, Architects and The Aminity Afflictions.
Also on the band’s radar for the year is their debut album Dissidence, set to be released in the first half of 2019.
“We are in the final stages of recording our album, which we have been writing for about a year,” Jones said.
The album comes three years after the quintet’s six track EP, Human Nature, released in April 2016.
Tickets for the Pool City show, starting at 8pm, cost R100 at www.plankton.mobi
The Music Kitchen show with Dreamshade starts at 9pm with doors opening at 8pm. Tickets cost R140 at www.plankton.mobi..