It wasn't long before CrashCarBurn's first single “Serenade” was topping national radio stations like 5fm (voted song of the year 2007 on the high 5 at 5) as well as campus stations across the country. Polished videos and spontaneous live shows saw the band selected to play alongside international acts Korn, 30 Seconds to Mars, Good Charlotte and Muse at “My Coke fest 2008”. Following up with hit singles like “Heroes” and the anthemic sing-along favourite “Get Away”’, CrashCarBurn quickly solidified their place in the SA music scene.
Since forming in London in 2006 where they recorded their debut album “This City Needs a Hero”, with Grammy nominated team Colin Richardson and Matt Hyde, CrashCarBurn have been dominating the local airwaves of their home country South Africa. Armed with an arsenal of powerful rock anthems CrashCarBurn was set to impressed audiences from the word go.
CrashCarBurn is a power pop / rock band from South Africa. The band was formed in London in 2006 before returning to South Africa in early 2007.The group’s debut album, ‘This City Needs a Hero’ released in 2007 was recorded and produced in part at London’s Miloco Studios by the Grammy nominated team of Colin Richardson and Matt Hyde.
CrashCarBurn performed at the MTV Africa Music Awards Media Launch Party and were nominated in the 21st YOU Spectacular awards in the ‘Best Male Newcomer’ category, held at Emperors Palace. The band expanded internationally in 2008 winning the MTVU Freshmen competition for their "Serenade" music video as well as having significant play on MTV Africa.
The band performed alongside international bands Angels and Airwaves, Paramore, Story of the Year, Reel Big Fish, Pennywise and Katy Perry amongst others
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