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 Sol Gems are a three-piece psychedelic sungaze band based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rising from the ashes of various prominent South African bands, the formation of Sol Gems was forged through the exploration of eccentric sounds, immersive grooves, floating melodies and a total sonic soul. 

A hands-on approach to creating music, merchandise, and production – sonically and visually - is at the forefront of the Sol Gems vision. Authentic live shows coming from an honest, driven place, often leave fans chanting for more. Sol Gems’ quest to combine sounds from the past and the future is evident in all their released material.

Amidst the global resurgence of psychedelic music, or rather neo-psychedelia, Sol Gems can be seen to be making waves: from only playing their first show in December 2014, releasing a critically acclaimed debut A-side/B-side a month later, to opening for Californian 60s-revival rock group Allah Las in February 2015 there’s a clear direction Sol Gems are carving - one to the top.

Their trajectory has not erred since the initial excitement around them supporting indie-pop band Foster the People (USA) and garage rock giants The Black Lips (USA) in 2016. These high-profile shows have comes alongside many festival appearances including the likes of Rocking the Daisies and Oppikoppi.

“Over the Shoulder” - the first single off Lapis 

Lazuli, the band’s debut extended release - 

charted at number one on 5FM’s Indie Chart. 

Lapis Lazuli has been critically acclaimed by muItiple music blogs, both locally and internationally.

My Artists Sessions

Tuesday, February 7

17:00 SAST