Jon Shaban Shares New Single and Video – “Analogue Strikes Back” (ft. Shaun Oliver)

Cape Town Folk-Punk Jon Shaban has dropped a new single and video – a love letter to record store shopping, something all music fans love! “Analogue Strikes Back” (ft. Shaun Oliver) is out now and if you are not familiar with Jon’s great songwriting and storytelling, fans of artists such as Frank Turner, Laura Jane Grace, Pixies, and The Menzingers will find a lot to love here. Watch the great video for “Analogue Strikes Back” now!


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Jon Shaban is a singer songwriter based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Shortly after quitting his job and committing to music full time in 2015, Jon has released 3 full-length albums and has toured relentlessly both nationally and internationally with his solo material and his band, The Shabs.


Fortune has favoured the brave as Jon has never looked back and has performed his music all over South Africa, Mozambique, England, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Life on the road can teach any man about personal achievements, failure, love and an appreciation for the small and big things that happen and Jon has fully embraced the challenge and the experience that comes with it.


Along with being a stand-alone single, this track also serves to promote Jon’s other love and interest, M-PIRE Music – a new local Indie Record Store started by Jon through Lockdown, as a spin-off of his business, Sit the Folk Down, which is a Record label and creative hub based in Woodstock, Cape Town.


Jon explains M-Pire as being “the last piece of the puzzle for Sit the Folk Down.”

“We’ve always had the vision of creating a space to breed and cultivate creativity where people can come and hang out, browse local music and connect with musicians or other creatives. With Musica closing, we all saw an opportunity to execute our vision. Just because Musica closed its doors, doesn’t mean people don’t want to buy music. We’re trying to bring the soul back to buying music and provide a rad space where people can come and have an awesome retail experience. At the same time, we’re trying to provide a space for local bands and artists to put their music and merch into a physical store where people can either come to find what they want, or discover new artists at M-Pire.”


Video was filmed and edited by Schalk Hanekom


Special thanks to the following people for lending their acting skills!

Ash Koehn

The Band (Jon Shaban on guitar, Shaun Oliver on bass and Devin Harmer on drums)

Stanley Sibande, Tendekai Nhete, Alex Muller, Jono Tait, Andrew Middelkoop, Miggs Auer, Gregan Aherin, Darren Hanes, Brett Lancaster, Jaime Lancaster, Tyler Lancaster, Gerard Hofhuis, Megan Lange, Daniel Paulse, Muziwethu Mahlambi and Kevin Ramage.


Special thanks also to Bothners Musical Instruments for their continued support!


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