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THOTS Burning Rubber

THOTS Burning Rubber

by Roger Young / 11.09.2009

The reason the Durex Ultimate Battle Of The Bands Competition stands head and shoulders above the rest of competitions of this ilk is the fact that its system of choosing bands is not just based on how good the band is musically, but also how the band deals with promotion, management, backstage courtesies and all the other myriad things that make a succesful outfit.

There are awesome prizes to be won, all in different categories (Condoms! Money! Recording Time! Festival Dates! A Trailer!). The genre represented in this competition tends toward the heavier side of rock and it’s telling that most bands that perform in this genre are generally as rehearsed and professional as the jazz cats.

All that aside, the real reason we’re writing about this competition is that Tree Houses On The Sea are competing. They play Burn this Saturday night. Now we would hate to act in an impartial manner, but we have long held the opinion that this genre crossing hip hop, rock, jazz, skank band are one of the best things happening in new music right now. So even if you don’t wanna vote for them, and prefer one of the other bands on the many line-ups around the country for the next few months, you should at least head down and see them.

Here’s a link to the FB group for the competiton: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?src=fftb#/group.php?gid=2576246953&ref=ts

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  1. WordWallah says:

    Pays to have friends in high places… entitled to your opinion of course, but you could at least have mentioned who the other bands are.

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  2. token says:

    iam a fan of the band myself, have been for quiet a while. But WordWallah has a valid point

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  3. Roger Young says:

    WordWallah has a point but with 10 bands each in 3 towns plus a whole lot of smaller events, there are probably about 40 bands competing. So there’s a link, go find out, don’t be lazy.

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  4. Sersh The 7th Member says:

    The bands competing against Tree Houses On The Sea are listed on the Durex Battle of the bands Flyer..They are Just the bands performing on saturday night.You guys can check out The facebook page of Thots for more details 🙂 or better make burn tomorow night for what is gonna be an awsome event!!

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  5. lukiskyywalker says:

    those clowns hadnt even been in a library before this foto shoot. i hate thots. and rah doesnt know how to type.

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  6. tara says:

    A large part of THOT’s material is based on a book by Markus Zusak entitled the Book Thief. You just have to listen carefully.

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  7. tara says:

    Anyway Lukiskywalker. You sound like you love them and you just dont wanna admit it.
    Hey and for the JHB cats – look out for THOTS in the next round.

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  8. Richard Larson says:

    To be honest THOTS has taken Durban music to the next level. Name one band that is so versatile? I met up with the dudes and MY WORD these dudes are such awsome human beings. They have worked hard to be in the battle. TO all the haters… hate on but watch THOTS hit the international billboards.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    I know the front man, he is full of himself and he needs to realise the sun doesn’t shine out of his ass. such a pity-what a dick! as for the rest of the band, well done guys, u guys r super rad and have accomplised so much these past few months, keep rocking!

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