Album: Die Antwoord, $O$ (Polydor)

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During the build-up to World Cup 2010, the deeply boring Parlotones were promoted as the public face of South African rock.

One can understand why the authorities decided to brush Cape Town electro-rap-ragga-rave berserkers Die Antwoord under the carpet. Rapper Ninja, singer Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek are fluent in two languages: Afrikaans and Filth. The closest comparison for the "Zef" (white-trash) trio would be a pottymouthed Aqua, or perhaps a Boer Peaches. Shrill, pugnacious and completely off the scale.