Darkly delicious, Polar Dust, are always a pleasure to watch on stage.… See what they had to say ahead of their performance at Emalyth Art Expo: Nine Lives.

As you are playing the Emalyth Arts Expo: Nine Lives let me ask; what is ‘art’ to you? What does it mean and why do we need it?

Art is an expression of one’s self more often that not the truest expression of the people creating it. Be it music, drawing, painting, photography. Art should effect people, light a fire, encourage thought and influence and inspire people.


Talk us our through the concept behind the music video for Dose Of My Dark Side. Also why did the band choose to release a music video and how has it been received so far?

The concept behind this video was inspired by an american gothic feel and bringing an evolved side to Gothic Rock. This music video is part 3 of a trilogy. A moving picture that tells a story, is always more gripping and memorable. The video has explored the human psyche of Stockholm syndrome where the main character at this point of the story has developed this state of mind, falling in love with her captor yet changing her mind in the end when a glimpse of freedom presents itself.13730819_1017731141681001_7082110339079165561_o


As with all of Polar Dust’s music we explore the different levels of human psyche in our lyrics. Our thoughts observed as we go through the difficulties of solving life’s challenges and riddles.


People generally are more visually stimulated than through audio only. The 3 Polar Dust songs for the trilogy concept were chosen by the director/cinematographer Jacque Oldfield (“The Dykumentary” and “The Cutter”)


In terms of touring locally and abroad; are Polar Dust aiming to play in new venues and new audiences in 2017?

We are definitely looking at putting a Cape Town tour together for this year, and of course we would love to tour abroad, nothing wrong with dreaming big. Having said that there are such great venues here for example Wolmer, Rumours, Sundownerrs etc. that have always been great to us so we always enjoy playing them. As for new venues, we always enjoy playing somewhere new and we would like to play to as many new people as possible, we have always said that even if we only make a few new fans in the crowd, we consider it a show well played.


What can we expect at the Emalyth Arts Expo: Nine Lives show from the band?13723972_1017731255014323_783530120102515311_o

We always take pride in our stage show and look, so you can expect a high energy despite the heat! [laughs] tight and darkly delicious show from us. Playing with all the other amazing bands and being a more niche genre than the others, we will be going all out to blow everyone away.


Lastly, what new releases/singles can we expect from Polar Dust? 

We are currently working on new music, Polar Dust is evolving as band and we can’t wait to share the new stuff with everyone. Stay tuned!


Quickfire questions:

Restaurant OR Beach?

Restaurant (Beach by night?)


Hot climate OR Cold climate?

COLD – Polar, geddit?


Who has the most expensive taste?

When it comes to gear, its dead even. Rhett might spend just a little too much on makeup. Johan uses really expensive shampoo.

Sara doesn’t believe in labels or brands, “It’s not the tool that makes the artist”


Who is the most competitive?

Definitely Sara!


Who is the first person to passout?

We take turns! (hahahaha)13691057_1017731115014337_587960251912684199_o

Sara has noticed how Rhett sometimes just vanishes from parties…


Who takes the most amount of time to set up their gear?

It’s a tossup between Sara and Leon…

Most of the time Sara, need to help that drummer out with his in ears


Who is most likely to forget their music notes/lyrics?

None of us really, but it happens occasionally. We have all been guilty one at a time









Stand a chance to win yourself FREE ENTRY to see Polar Dust and many more at  EMALYTH ART EXPO: NINE LIVES

All you have to do is:

Watch the following videos and tell us (comment on video) the bands featured

Each correct answer is worth a point

The most correct answers after 3 rounds WINS!









Festival details:

Emalyth Arts Expo: Nine Lives is back in 2017 with our annual festival of rock n roll, heavy metal and visual arts!. Returning to Wolmer Bush Loungefrom the 27th to the 29th of January, the ninth edition of the Arts Expo will thrill your senses with a wide array of bands, stalls, visual artists and plenty of cool activities!

R300 at the gate

Boargazm / Zombies ate my girlfriend / Vulvodynia / Mezzanine Floor /DevilSpeak / Riddlebreak / Deadline / After Robot / PitVirus / Jonathan Peyper / Adorned in Ash / Disarmageddon / Raptorbaby / No Comply /NERVE ZERO / FAQT / Resurrection of Fetal Remains / Polar Dust / SYSTEM OF A DOWN TRIBUTE BAND / Lesuth / The Color Blew / Cluster Flux / FREExMONEY / Riot Control / Undertone.

Onyksi / Mark Shaun Hopkins / Franki Jean / Yvonne Watson / Barbara Van Wyk / Roushan Van Niekerk / Chelsea Skarupke / Tracey Mathews /Hannes Strydom Art / Liam Milner O’Flaherty / Jes Hunter Photography and Makeup / Vampirmaniac Art / Dominique Osner / Bunnycorpse Tattoos/ Johann Freyer / Anastasya Eliseeva / The Art of Jengo by Louis du Pisani / Martin Kurst / Samara Reyneke / Nicolette Duvenage + more

Solsken Clothing / Kulcha Kollektive / Macabre and Geekery / Reigning Red / BBQ Boss / The Fairy Factoree / WabiSabi / Pretty Pandora /INdelicate Get it On! – band shirts and apparel / The Travelling Chef / No Reason Clothing / Bad Bunny Toy Store / Powered by Fandom / Haywire Design / Little Shop of Strange / Magically Mystified / Pierced /

incl. “Fight a Knight” stand.


No outside booze allowed in the entertainment area.
Children are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent.
Buy tokens for use at bar and wolmer kitchen – cash and credit cards welcome
Doors to Entertainment Area will open to the general public at 4pm on the 27th of January.
The number of nice shady camp sites available is limited, so if you plan to set up a nice little tented-off area under some pretty trees- come early!
Please note that there are no showers. If you’re camping, we suggest copious amounts of wet-wipes!
Warm clothes, cameras, your mates, money for food, merch and cool things, sunblock, sunglasses, painkillers, toilet paper and wet wipes, towel, picnic blankets, umbrella, rain coat, water, rubbish bags, camping chairs, hats
?Knee high fires will be permitted. Please keep them contained and ensure you have a fire extinguisher on hand.
No bad attitudes, no stupid behavior, no intolerance, no weapons, no pets.

20 Dale Avenue, Karen Park, Akasia
Google maps:

Right of Admission Reserved
Entry at Own Risk
ID on Request at the Bar

Queries? Contact:
Sashquita Northey – Emalyth



Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/922760741154862/



Interviewed by: Lav Nandlall (More from Lav)

Shots fired by: Jacques Schutte (More From Schutte)

Date: 25 January 2017

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