Debut album Locnville Sun In My Pocket’
For twin brothers Andrew and Brian Chaplin, Locnville is a place where their multiple musical influences and mixed backgrounds come together. Born in New York and raised in South Africa, they were exposed to a wide diversity of cultures and people from a very early age. Having spent the better part of their lives immersed in the music creation, the recorded their first song ‘Amnesia’ at the age of 7; By the age of 11 they recorded their first full set of rock songs written by themselves and inspired by rock acts such as AC/DC, Kiss, Staind, Nirvana and Limp Bizkit. While in their teenage years Andrew and Brian moved back to the US where they became fans of Hip Hop creating connections with the local scene and performing their own music. Back in South Africa they became exposed to electronic music, which was exploding locally. All these different experiences and musical influences added up to what Locnville is today. The title track and first single from the newly incarnated Locnville, the contagious and hypnotic ‘Sun In My Pocket’ shot to the top of the radio charts in South Africa, becoming an instant hit and kick starting their career locally to rave reviews from fans and top celebrities alike. ‘Sun In My Pocket’ was named ‘Song Of The Year’ and ‘Jam Of The Summer’ in South Africa. Locnville became the fastest trending buzzword for local media, soon to be South Africa’s new proud export. “We wanted to make the kind of music we enjoyed listening to, that’s what inspired Locnville and the album. We combined elements of the music we like and altered it to make it our own” – Brian comments. Andrew shares – “Sun In My Pocket is actually a pretty funny story, I wrote the chorus without my brother and he didn’t like it at first. The inspiration for the song didn’t really come from anything specific, more the world as a whole. We’re basically saying that you control your world by metaphorically having the sun in your pocket and the moon in your hands. I think a lot of people get that on some level, and that’s why they enjoy listening to it!” Their second single ‘6 Second Poison’ hit the airwaves right after the album was released, surpassing the record set by Sun In My Pocket’ and reaching an even broader audience by becoming a club hit. Says Andrew: “ It was inspired by a moment after a show we did a few years back with a previous project. We were speaking to this girl when our producer at the time took us aside and basically told us not to mess around with her because she was ‘poison’. We thought that would be great for a track, so we wrote the song”. Debut album ‘Sun In My Pocket’ was entirely written and produced by Andrew and Brian recorded LMX Studios in Cape Town and mastered in the UK by Wez Clarke. Originally released in South Africa in February of 2010 the album went on to surpass Platinum status within the first month of release.