South African rock band Spoegwolf has topped the charts while becoming one of their country’s most celebrated Afrikaans acts.
∙ Before Spoegwolf (“Spit Wolf”) was founded in 2012, its members played together as teenagers in a different group, Ysterkoei (“Iron Cow”).
∙ The band’s debut album, 2012’s Swaartekrag, produced two of their signature songs, “Lenie Blou” and “Somersetwes.”
∙ In 2016, their sophomore LP, Somer, was named Best Alternative Album at the annual Ghoema Music Awards, which honor outstanding achievements in Afrikaans music.
∙ Aside from their work with the band, brothers Danie and Moskou du Toit—the latter is an accomplished chef—run their own restaurant in the town of Stellenbosch.
∙ After releasing the LP Koma in 2019, they became the first-ever Afrikaans act to top the Apple Music Albums chart in South Africa.
∙ Spoegwolf teamed up with fellow South African rocker Francois van Coke on “Dagdrome in Suburbia,” the title track of his 2019 full-length.