Metro Villa release their first music video for single “Shallow Graves”
The band’s latest single enters the Mix FM Top40 while the video clocks over 16,000 views on YouTube. 
Watch the music video HERE

[Pictured: Metro Villa]
Photo Credit – Laura McCullagh
One week after releasing the music video for their new single “Shallow Graves”, Capetonian alternative rock band, Metro Villa, have cemented their status as one of the most exciting upcoming bands in SA.
After being featured on Apple Music’s flagship playlists The New Rock and New in Rock, “Shallow Graves” climbed to #34 on the MixFM Top40 on its second week on the chart. It’s also the first time the band has charted on the station, after lead singer Cameron Jenkins was interviewed by presenter and music aficionado, Kerry-anne Allerston on her show #TheHangOut.
The music video for “Shallow Graves”, has also been received incredibly positively, racking over 12,000 views in its first week of release. Directed by Adam Hansen alongside Alex Ortscheit, the video was filmed at The Old Woodmill in Stellenbosch, with gear supplied by Zootee Studios and the dreamy lenses courtesy of cinematographer Daniel Walsh.
“We’re super stoked about the reception so far,” says guitarist Daniel Nuttall. “For a rock band in SA, it’s kind of like a shot in the dark when you release a video, but we tried some different tactics that paid off for us and it’s given us a massive confidence boost!”

Watch the music video HERE

Metro Villa / Pic by J Lopez Photography
Written in 2022 when Cameron was going through a chaotic time in his life, “Shallow Graves” was almost forgotten until drummer, Jonathan Raath, remembered that he had taken a video of Cameron’s impromptu performance. After bassist Damon Bendel and guitarist Daniel Nuttall heard the track at a subsequent band practice, they collectively decided that it had to be released.
“This is a very personal song and it was very therapeutic to write,” Cameron explains when asked to share his interpretation of the track. “It’s really just about the façade of the people around us eventually crumbling down.”

Listen to “Shallow Graves” HERE

After winning Texx and the City’s Band Or Bust Vol. 1 at The House Of Machines in 2023, Metro Villa went on to open for rock legends Fokofpolisiekar at Woordfees in Stellenbosch, and indie darlings Desmond & the Tutus at District in Cape Town, while honing their live set across different stages around the country and they’re looking forward to doing more touring in 2024.


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