Sitting around and waiting for the stars to align is pointless; you need to create your own luck. This is what Johannesburg-based post-hardcore/rock band Climate Control has done. For nearly a decade, the group has crafted and honed its sound, paid the harsh dues and built a loyal fan base. Through hard work and unrepentant belief in what they do, the act has developed into one of the hottest bands on the South African music scene and a must-see live act.
“Climate Control is a band to keep an eye on. They really stepped up to the plate, proving their worth as a true contender on the South African music scene.” – GeekShizzle
Drawing comparisons to international juggernauts Underoath, Deftones and Bring Me the Horizon, Climate Control loves to live out of the box, merging the best of punk, alternative rock and post-hardcore into one mesmerising sonic showcase.This diversity and reputation for tight, thundering shows is what has lead the determined act to share the stage with a bevy of musicians, including Biffy Clyro, Affiance, Trivium, Killswitch Engage and Protest the Hero, as well as performances at major local festivals like RAMfest and Krank’d Up.
“There’s a rock-tinged post-hardcore storm happening in South Africa and that is being caused by Climate Control.” – Arena
The band’s latest single “Tidal Wave”, produced by Clinton Watts (Bury Tomorrow, Truth & Its Burden) and mastered by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men), has set off a whole new trajectory. The poignant and unforgettable track has introduced Climate Control to the world, while garnering critical acclaim and reaching the #4 position on the South African iTunes Rock Chart. Its music video has also become a darling amongst the rock community, even being featured on renowned YouTube blogger Jarrod Alonge’s channel.
“Showing a keen ear for melody and possessing the ability to get the pits circling, Climate Control is holding all the cards to their destiny.” – MusicReview
So what is the secret to the band’s longevity and escalating success? Climate Control vocalist/guitarist Nic Gonzalez reveals the truth: “We refuse to write the same song twice. If it sounds generic or boring, it needs to get scrapped. In addition, we stick to our guns and have faith that there will always be a place for progressive, melodic and emotional music, regardless of whatever the flavour of the week may be. The idea behind Climate Control is to make music that will rouse the emotions of our listeners. Without that connection, there is nothing else.”
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