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Something big has been happening in rock music over the past few years in, of all places, Belville. aKing is the latest and most exciting band to emerge and the four piece rock outfit have recently released their second full length album, Against All Odds.

The band was formed when Hunter Kennedy and Jaco Venter from Fokofpolisiekar teamed up with friends Laudo Liebenberg and Hennie van Halen to create music influenced, they say, by the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Thin Lizzy. This reviewer heard traces of both The Hold Steady and The Crash Test Dummies. In their own words, aKing is “an audio diary of life and survival in the suburbs.”

The band’s follow-up is best enjoyed with at least a cursory glance back to the songs that made them who they are. To this end, we’ve selected three music videos from singles off their ingeniously titled first album “Dutch Courage”.

1. Safe as Houses

2. The Dance

3. I Believe

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