After a nearly two-year long break, Johannesburg-based alternative rock outfit Climate Control have returned and taken the reigns with their second full-length album, Equals Not.
Kicking things off with the first single, “Brand New”, the band continue to show their sonic progression while maintaining their energetic song writing and penchant for melody. This time, Climate Control made the decision to take all aspects of their new release into their own hands. Equals Not was recorded and produced by frontman Nic Gonzalez, while all other facets, such as album artwork and videos, were also handled by bassist Wesley Smuts & guitarist Luca Zeeman respectively. This independent and self-sustaining approach has been a chaotic and trying time for the band, but has proven to be a period of growth and strengthening on a level that was never expected from the outset.
With new drummer Ricky Dunningham in the fold, after the departure of founding drummer Jacques du Toit last year, Climate Control are gearing up to bring a new energy to their live shows, and hope that Equals Not resonates with & impacts listeners as much as it has for themselves.