SongVault Artist Profile
Gauteng, South Africa
Modern Rock / Alternative
Exit Stranger started out when Andre(Guitar) and James(Vocals) began to jam on acoustic guitars back in 2004 after getting to know each other through dating sisters. With both of them having a firm background in rock music, James' vocals and lyrics just seemed to compliment Andre's songwriting perfectly. The band only really started to gain momentum in 2008, after Andre recruited his younger brother, Werner, to take up the bass and join the band. Later Henk, who was a school buddy of James joined the band as drummer, after quiting Chokinghazard! for whom he also did drumming duties.
Exit Stranger's sound is an interesting mix of rock, alternative and metal. Each song is melodic with vocals resembling Alice In Chains or Soundgarden, while the music keeps on drawing you in with beautiful verses and driving choruses like Muse, Staind or HIM. The lyrics speak of the state of society, relationships and the effect it has when these things aren't taken care of.
The band has just finished recording their debut album and is available from most online stores. Follow this link to buy from amazonmp3.com : http://www.amazon.com/Liminal-Space/dp/B002FL6CT0/ref=sr_f3_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1247124760&sr=103-1 .Gigs Exit Stranger has done includes Zeplins and Rock Shack Centurion Birthday Festival, Schivas Rock, Cafe Barcelona and Camel Fest to name a few.