Cape Town all-girl metal band Junkyard Lipstick have introduced their new bass player today after the departure in 2015 of Jacky Roodt. This femme fatale stemming from roots in thrash, punk and death metal, have welcomed one Katinka Janse van Rensburg to the ranks and released their new single ‘Trafficked and Tortured’ to crown the moment.
“‘Trafficked & Tortured’ is our most serious song in terms of lyrical content and the music projects sadness, panic and anger. The song is about a young lady’s account of being kidnapped by a human trafficking syndicate, almost like the movie Taken, but in our song she’s tortured as well. This may seem extreme, but this type of thing happens to females all over the world and most of the time, it doesn’t have a happy ending. Being an all-female band, we’d like our content to reflect that which evokes emotion in us as women. This song empathizes with victims of violent crime against women around the world.” ~ Lucinda Viljoen (drums, Junkyard Lipstick)
We also managed to catch up with the new bass-slinger, Katinka, to hear about how it felt to be stepping into the band.
“I used to mosh to Junkyard Lipstick; now I’ve become part of what we can assure will cause some serious pits. It is a great privilege to officially be part of Junkyard Lipstick! I am looking forward to our journey together as a band and seeing you guys in the pit” ~ Katinka Janse van Rensburg
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