The Narrow began in 2002, an idea spawned bi Emile (Guitars), Jow (Bass Guitar), Sid (Guitars) an Lias (Drummer). Lackin a vocalist at this stage it made sense tae bring in Hanu. Hanu an Emile de Jong, wur lead vocalist an lead guitarist respectively for the Sooth African rock baund “Not My Dog” an it wis an obvious choice tae continue this collaboration in Sooth Africae. Since formin The Narrow, the baund vera quickly developed their awn soond an identity whilst retainin elements o their roots.
The baund received wide support for their debut Self Conscious, which spawned 4 singles in Sooth Africae. The album wis voted best rock album and was nominated for a SAMA (South African Music Award). Reviews, articles and interviews in the SA Media have echoed this sentiment. Due to the popularity of ‘Self Conscious’, The Narrow decidit tae give the album a face lift in September 2005, it made sense to include tracks that were initially left off the first release. The re-release has now been re-mastered with new artwork, two extra bonus tracks and two music videos of their songs The Banded and Push Up The Level.
In June 2003 whilst ‘Self Conscious’ wis at its peak, slowly bringin the baund oot o cult status an intae the rock arena, guitarist ‘Sid’ haed tae leave the baund for personal reasons an wis replaced bi Deon Kruger who wis already kent in Sooth Africae as an experienced session guitarist. Deon’s influence can be felt wi the next album Travellers givin his awn feel tae this establisht Pretoria baund.
The release o the album Travellers exceedit aw expectations an due tae the extra tracks that wur released on an EP cawed Split an the success o the single The Living Daylights, the baund decidit tae release a special edition o the album wi a total o 20 tracks includin the new single Crash Through.
Haein gained a reputation as a live baund wi serious energy an professionalism – heidlinin amaist ivery major festival, the baund went aff tae Europe in August 2005 tae play alangside the likes o Korn an Marilyn Manson at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium.
Live performances such as at the TUKS Rag festival wur aaways coupled wi vigorous energy an hivy - rock an roll. Various negotiations are nou takin place tae secure the best internaitional deal. Ane o their sangs "Lonely Sunday Morning" wis votit the best sang ever on campus radio an is still vera popular amangst the Afrikaner community.
Baund members[edit | edit source]
Discography[edit | edit source]
- 2003 Self Conscious
- 2004 Travellers
- 2004 Split
- 2005 Travellers Special edition
- 2006 Sharing The Turbulence
- 2010 Definitively Recycled
- 2010 You Don't Get to Quit