Springbok Nude Girls

Springbok Nude Girls

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The Springbok Nude Girls (a.k.a the Nudies, or the Nude Girls) is a rock band from Cape Town, South Africa.

An alternative rock band, the Nude Girls introduced punk, ska, acid jazz and metal into their songs, introducing a new world of music to the youth of South Africa in the early 1990s.

They played their first big gig in September 1994 in Stellenbosch. Since then, the Nude girls have toured extensively all over the world and recorded an album in New York in April 1999. In 2000, the band received a South African Music Award for Best Rock Album (Surpass The Powers). The Nude Girls were voted the Best South Africa rock band in a poll conducted by South African radio station 5FM.

Break up (and reformation)

In 2001 the band announced an indefinite hiatus. However, in 2006, a blog entry on drummer Francois Kruger's site informally announced their reunion. Their reunion coincided with the return of trumpeter Adriaan Brand. Their first new album in four years, Peace Breaker, was released in March 2007. The Nude Girls have performed as the opening act for U2 in Cape Town during their South African tour in February 2011.

After the split

During the band's hiatus Arno Carstens formed a new band, Nu Porn, and also launched a successful solo career. In 2006, he won a SAMA award for his solo album The Hello Goodbye Boys, which was...
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