discography

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TSLCD005: Travels with Charlie

Released: June 23rd 2017

  1. Shoot the messenger
  2. Six Inch Valley (a.k.a. Cancer)
  3. (I’ve got) All the time in the world
  4. Underneath it all
  5. Sins of the city
  6. Adrift
  7. A silver lining
  8. She ain’t here
  9. Jacqualine
  10. What a life
  11. I’ll wait for you
  • All songs by Eksteen Jacobsz (SONY/ATV Music Publishing)
  • Vocals and backing vocals by Eksteen Jacobsz
  • Electric and acoustic guitars by Eksteen Jacobsz
  • Bass guitar by Eksteen Jacobsz
  • The drums by Wayne Kennith Pictor
  • Keys, synths, organs, harmonica and additional percussion by Eksteen Jacobsz
  • Additional backing vocals on Underneath it all by Andra Cilliers
  • Produced by Eksteen Jacobsz
  • Mixed by Matthew Dougherty
  • Mastered by Rogan Kelsey
  • Recorded in various bedrooms, a basement and a loft between April 2013 and October 2016
  • Drums recorded at Openroom Studios, Johannesburg, June 2015
  • Photography and sleeve design by Eksteen Jacobsz
  • Cover model – Monika Burwise

Breaking Away - The Sick-Leaves

The Sick Leaves

TSLCD004: Breaking Away

Released: January 23rd 2012

  1. The Other Way
  2. I Know Your Name
  3. Fanning The Flames
  4. Breaking Away
  5. Catfights in Bushes
  6. No Doubt About It
  7. Not Unlike You
  8. They Died With Their Boots On
  9. Noose Of Gold

 

  • Tracks 1-3 & 6-8 recorded at M5 and Openroom Studios at SABC, Auckland Park, SA January – March 2011.
  • Tracks 4, 5 & 9 recorded at Sting Studios, Johannesburg, SA September 2011.
  • Guitar overdubs for tracks 1-3 & 6-8 recorded at .45
  • Produced, mixed & mastered at .45 by Matthew Fink
  • Music and Lyrics composed by Eksteen Jacobsz.
  • All guitars, vocals and bass performed by Eksteen Jacobsz.
  • Drums performed by Wayne Kennith Pictor.
  • Cover artwork by James N. Brown.
  • Album layout by Sean Brand
  • Published by Sony/ATV.

…“immediately noticeable is that Eksteen has turned up the energy levels since The Last Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, because Breaking Away reverbareates with a far more straight-up, brisk Brit-alt-rock production sound and vibe (it’s a genre that Eksteen, undoubtedly, appreciates and understands).” “Conclusively, The Sick-Leaves’ strongest album”.

Sergio Pereira. Music Review www.musicreview.co.za

Breaking Away - The Sick-Leaves

 

TSLCD003: Last Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Released: March 8th 2010

  1. All You Want
  2. What are you waiting for?
  3. Coz you like it
  4. Run Away
  5. Move faster than this
  6. Heartland
  7. K2
  8. Tell It Like It Is
  9. The Geisha Puppets
  10. Come & Go
  11. From Where You Came

 

  • Recorded at M3 and M5 at SABC, Auckland Park, SA, Nov – Dec 2009.
  • Produced and Mixed by Darryl Torr at Open Room.
  • Mastered by Rogan Kelsey at Lapdust.
  • Music and Lyrics composed by Eksteen Jacobsz.
  • All guitars, vocals and bass performed by Eksteen Jacobsz.
  • Drums performed by Wayne Kennith Pictor.
  • Cover artwork by Sean Brand.
  • Published by Sony/ATV.

“The Sick-Leaves’ The Last Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is a refined, artistic collection of songs. If you’re seeking an album, which concentrates more on music as an art than a generic commercial vehicle, look no further than this effort. Highly recommended.”

Sergio Pereira. Music Review

Last Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - The Sick-Leaves

 

TSLCD002: Stone the Crow

Released: July 30th 2008

Nominated for a 2009 South African Music Award in the category of Best Alternative Album: English.

  1. I’ll Follow You
  2. Valley Of The Dolls
  3. Kaizen
  4. Phantom Pain
  5. Foggy
  6. The Familiar Departed
  7. The Black Disciples
  8. Coppice Fire
  9. Lock ‘n Load
  10. Scotoma (Seein’ Ain’t Believin’)
  11. Hustle Honey
  12. Uncovered
  13. Torpedoed Lifeboat

 

  • Recorded at JSL Studios, Johannesburg, SA, Sept 2007 – Feb 2008.
  • Produced by Matthew Fink.
  • Mixed and Mastered at 45.
  • Music and Lyrics composed by Eksteen Jacobsz.
  • All guitars, vocals and bass performed by Eksteen Jacobsz.
  • Drums performed by Warrick Poultney.
  • Cover artwork by Frikkie Eksteen.
  • Published by Sony/ATV.

“Sounding like Guided By Voices fronted by Neil Young, The Sick-Leaves is an invigorating, Americana-tinged breath of fresh air. Glowing with energy and capable of delivering on all its promises, Stone The Crow is one of the more exhilarating releases of the year so far.”

Bruce Dennill, CitiVibe The Citizen – 13/10/2008


Stone the Crow - The Sick-Leaves

 

TSLCD001: Tunnel Vision

Released: April 24th 2006

Nominated for a 2007 South African Music Award in the category of Best Alternative Album: English.
Nominated in 2007 for best album by Blunt Magazine.

  1. Coffee Break
  2. Kiss & Tell
  3. Tunnel Vision
  4. All These Foolish Things (I’ve said)
  5. Across the Line
  6. Short Skirts
  7. Such a Waster
  8. The Usual Favours
  9. To Below & Above
  10. Tell You All
  11. Par Avion
  12. Overkill
  13. Do
  14. Articles From The Archive
  • Recorded at Kaydee Studios, Johannesburg, SA, Nov 2005 – Jan 2006.
  • Produced by Matthew Fink.
  • Mixed and Mastered at 45.
  • Music and Lyrics composed by Eksteen Jacobsz.
  • All guitars, vocals and bass performed by Eksteen Jacobsz.
  • Drums performed by Warrick Poultney.
  • Cover artwork by Frikkie Eksteen.
  • Published by Sony/ATV.

“Tunnel Vision, a shimmering, melodious triumph…the best SA rock album of the year by a country mile.”
Matthew Freemantle – SL Magazine

COVERS

 

The Sick-Leaves have recorded and released covers of the following songs:

Missing

Original artist: Everything but the Girl
Released: September 2008.

Crying

Original artist: Roy Orbison
Released: 1st April 2011.