Origin: Johannesburg, South Africa
Contact: Morgan Ross
Lonehill Estate is one of the top live performing bands in South Africa. With their mischievous rock sound poking fun at current affairs and the music industry, their shows are riddled with offensive anecdotes and eye-twitchingly good music. They burst onto radio in 2005 with hit singles "Girl on a Roof" and "Skyward" charting on high rotation. In 2007 they were deemed "Best South African Band" and represented South Africa in London at the Global Battle of the Bands. In 2008 Lonehill Estate released their second studio album, Hong Kong Dollar, which featured the hit "Memories," then performed alongside Muse, Korn, Good Charlotte and 30 Seconds to Mars at the MyCokeFest. In 2009 Lonehill Estate's ballad "Forty" was used in the comedy Finding Lenny starring
Barry Hilton. The four-piece had received much criticism for their music being too eclectic in the past, so from mid-2009 to mid-2010 the band focused on funnelling their influences into their new sound, represented by "Gangstar" and "Techno Band," which both reached No.1 on 5fm's local Pop chart. Now Lonehill's strategy is to release digital singles as opposed to a full album in order to create an infinite production line that pumps out cutting-edge music, with new singles in the pipeline that are sure to impress.