ashtray electric sharing stage with top international acts


Photographer – Adriaan Louw

…the energy of Adam and the Ants, the sleaziness of Slade

and the sex appeal of T- Rex.” – Chris Roper

Ashtray Electric’s music is dreamy, moody and packed with riffs that resonate – and roll in a different direction. Simply by doing their own thing, Ashtray Electric, with their subtle and magical mix of musical influences, has over the past year continued to leave their unique imprint on the local music scene.

The band is also increasingly being invited to share the stage with top international acts– most recently DJ PhDJ (Australia), Johnny Foreigner (UK) and Balthazar (Belgium).

Recently nominated in the Skinny Jeans Tunes category of the 2010 MK Awards for the music video of “Quite Overstared”, Ashtray Electric has also recently released a music video for the song “When Sex Becomes A Sport” – a lingering and poignant piece of visual art produced by African Attachment. Expect some surprise cameo appearances and more than a few plot twists.


26 January – Ashtray Electric with DJ PhDJ (Australia)

Australia’s highest profile indie party DJ, PhDJ is the self-proclaimed spokesman for a generation of left-of-centre party-goers and music lovers. His adaptable style is evidenced by the variety of acts he’s performed with, which include La Roux, Le Tigre, Chk Chk Chk, Good Charlotte AND Lily Allen

Where: Back2Basics, JHB

When: 26 January

Time: 8pm

Entry: R40

17 February – Ashtray Electric with Johnny Foreigner (UK)

Topindie rock act Johnny Foreigner are from the UK and one of the most-anticipated emerging acts of 2010. Come see them rock Stellenbosch along with Ashtray Electric, Pretty Blue Guns, The Lottery Tickets, The Revelators, Bruce Willis, El Gordo and Sassquatch.

Where: Klein Libertas, Stellenbosch

When: 17 February

Time: 8pm

26 March – Ashtray Electric with Balthazar (Belgium)

Balthazar are an alternative pop band, with rock, electro and hip-hop influences. An Oppikoppi 2009 festival hit, they will be returning the groove to SA in March.

Where: Mercury Live, Cape Town

When: 26 March

Time: 10pm

For more information, please visit

Watch the music video of When Sex Becomes A Sport here:

For photos, interviews and media information, please contact:

Riana Wiechers
C: 072 341 6439 H: 021 801 0663


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