South African underdogs with Australian connection ‘Manuvah to Land’ forward their music revolution with “Got This Feeling” EP
Inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, Warner Beach in Kwa-Zulu Natal (South Africa) Rock/Reggae act, ‘Manuvah to Land’, are back with new music to keep our spirits high. The boys from the sleepy surf-loving town on the South Coast, have just announced their 2nd release; the 6 track EP: ”Got This Feeling”.
After supporting Jeremy Loops, BOO, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Finley Quay and Donovan Frankerieter when they toured in Durban, this is the follow-up EP after their well-received debut album ”Easy Living” from 2010.
”When it comes to music, we have the freedom to express ourselves freely. We build our songs from many genres including alternative, rap, acoustic, reggae and use these melodies to try to find the sweet spot. Our goal is to always create something authentic.’’- Durran Trevisan (lead guitarist)
Formed in 2007, this 4 piece band with a groovy island vibe style – the ultimate underdog group in the Kwa-Zulu Natal music scene – who’s laid-back music with a peaceful message lives on. Manuvah to Land have appeared multiple times at Splashy Fen, White Mountain Festival, all over KZN and their song ”Thousand Eyes” was the featured music on the Durban Tourism 2013 campaign.
With lead singer Jason Graham relocating to Adelaide, Australia with his family, the band are currently on hiatus. However, the boys have decided to push out new unreleased music featuring the full lineup. This includes Jason Graham on lead vocals & guitar, lead guitarist Durran Trevisan, drummer/percussionist Grant van der Linde and bassist James Harris. Local South Coast surf legend Michael Roscoe was the bassist on the 1st ”Easy Living” album.
Lead single ”Got This Feeling”, is an introspective song written by lead vocalist Jason Graham about going with your gut and figuring things out you should have been taught on the fly. Jason was inspired to write this song while thinking about life and having the attitude of just getting on with things and doing what you gotta do to survive. He wanted to inspire others to have that positive feeling each day, whatever that feeling is.
The ‘Easy Living’ elements from the first album are still celebrated for its true and unique sound. We hope these follow up tracks on ”Got This Feeling” are enjoyed in the same way. The EP showcases our diverse range of music influences and highlights the progression of our craft.” – Durran Trevisan (lead guitarist)
Manuvah to Land ‘Got Music’ (Official Video) HERE