• Fujifilm Instax photos - Laaste Dae-toer

    On our 2 week tour in April 2019, we experienced so many great views, quirky venues and warm people. And we captured every day in photos.

  • June gig in Fish Hoek

    We’ve got a show lined up for 22nd June in Fish Hoek. Find the details here.

  • 2019 tour t-shirt

    Limited edition t-shirt for Laaste Dae-toer. Cost: R220. Men's or Women's cut.
    Limited edition t-shirt for Laaste Dae-toer. Cost: R220. Men's or Women's cut.

  • The last days are nearly here

    Laaste Dae-toer artwork
    Laaste Dae-toer artwork

  • Laaste Dae-toer

    There is South Africa and there is us and you. And the simple plan for the Laaste Dae-toer (not to be confused with our Laaste Kans Fir Afrikaans Tour which happened many moons and a couple of presidents ago) is to bring us to you, somewhere in South Africa.

  • Album launched - Last Days of Beautiful

    Released March 3rd, 2019.
    Released March 3rd, 2019.

  • 2019 Tour announced

    The dates and venues are set for our 2019 tour to Joburg - Laaste Dae-toer. We’re bring our live music and new album to the country. See the list of towns we’re playing at here.

  • 2014 News

    Much has happened. Our Oct-Nov 2013 tour was a smash hit! We even made money! We sold all of the t-shirts!

  • 2013 News

    Sometimes you listen to Chris Letcher’s ‘Spectroscope’ for five hours non-stop. And that’s a good thing. There’s plenty to report. For example, Timothy Gabb has made us a really lekker video for the track Red-Winged Starlings off Verkeerdevlei. You can see it here: Red-Winged Starlings video (mind the pigeons… it’s all vibe!)

  • 2012 News

    It’s kind of pointless apologising if you’re just talking to yourself but anyway: sorry for not updating here for so long. I could blame my service provider, I could blame the poor 3G at my last few abodes, I could blame the Olympic Games, potholes or the Simon’s Town baboon troop. But it was just me.

  • News

    Four launch gigs have been confirmed in the Western Cape for September and early October - visit gigs for all the details, venues, booking numbers and so on. We hope to sort some Gauteng gigs for later in October or November, but then again, people have been hoping for peace in the Middle East for a very, very long time. So hold onto your seat belts. There are also new reviews and an interview at Press. The new album, Limbs Gone Batty (I almost typed Natty, which would’ve been natty indeed), is now available for digital download at Rhythm Records (Update: website no longer valid). In other news, Caster Semenya rocks the party. And my car battery is flat. Again. Kan iemand dalk ‘n God bel? En vir hom se ons het hom nodig?

  • News

    Ons is jammer. Or more accurately: I am sorry. For it’s all my fault. This no-updates on the websites business. Truth is, busiment has been afoot. Books had to be put out in the marketplace - to be properly bedded down for 2010, is what our publisher said. Now it’s bedded down. It was a big weekend for Bafana, and for the oke from the British Lions whose eyes were gouged out by Schalk Burger - and why the hell did we go watch the horror flick Drag Me To Hell last night? See, some things have no explanation. A quick update then, in the year that was the tenth in the eventful existence of The Buckfever Underground.

  • April fools

    Not an April Fool’s joke, but the truth: we are coming up to Gauteng for the first time in two years. See gigs for details about shows in Pretoria, Joburg and at Not Quite Easter Oppikoppi. For sure. Facts. Feite.

  • Albums

    We have received a list of stockists of our new album from our distributors - here they are, roughly in a province near you, well within a mall.

  • Gigs

    Right, we have a very special gig coming up tomorrow night, the 6th (Armchair Theatre, 8pm sharp, R30 cover) when we are honoured to share the stage with the great Madosini. Madosini is a legend, her Xhosa traditional singing and musicianship unrivalled.

  • News

    Die opwinding is vir eers verby. Our Western Cape launches went well, ending with a great gig at the Armchair last week, when Jon could also join us for the first time in ages. It rocked like Toto.

  • News

    We’ve had lekker gigs in Stellenbosch, Matjiesfontein and Durbanville and we’re now looking forward to the final Capeside SAVES launch at the Armchair on the 2nd. It’s gonna be a lekker one, so come.

  • News

    Our new album, which took a breezy 3 days to record back in 2005, but a painful 2 years to get out of our asses and onto the marketplace, is now available from gigs at R100 or online for a little bit more (the Post Office keeps on insisting that they have to charge for the wonderful service they provide). It is called The Buckfever Underground SAVES, and we intend to do just that, at least to Slovenia, and at least by the end of September. Album launch dates in the Western Cape are in September, check gigs, and also October.

  • News

    Our album art and the CD itself is currently being printed, so watch this space about album launch dates (I know you’ve heard this one before) towards the end of August and in the second half of September.

  • News

    There are a couple of gigs booked for the next 6 weeks, so go have a peek on the gigs page.There are also pictures of the show taken by Ruan Kemp and links to some gig reviews. We have FINALLY received our final master of ‘SAVES’ from our great masterer in Joburg and that means the album release date is coming closer. To paraphrase The Silver Jews:

  • News

    Yes, we know. We know all about it. You can’t tell us any more than the plenty we already know. While you were away and we were away, we played a very nice gig at the Armchair which made us believe again. Soon, you’ll be able to click here to see some photos which our friend Sam Reinders took. If you click here UPDATE: link broken, you will find a video clip which Aryan Kaganof shot on his cellphone.

  • News

    Plenty of good news:

  • News

    Promises abound, yet our album’s completion is still held up. Reasons:

  • News

    Well, well. Here we are. Winter. Real jobs. Denial.

  • News

    Been a while. Our April tour went well. At this stage we can only promise that our new album will be out some time before Christmas. We are sorry about this, but it’s a funny universe anyway.

  • News

    Thanks to Misha and Carel at Oppikoppi, who managed to find us a spot on the Oppikoppi Easter line-up in the nick of time. Soet slaap sonder sonde, sien julle daar op die 14de, na sononder, iewers onder ‘n grasdak. Die eerste rondte is op ons.

  • News

    OK, we admit defeat. The album won’t be out for the proposed album launch tour, which will go ahead anyway. Call it the preamble tour.

  • News

    Our excuses include broken laptop (it smoked, we have a witness), holiday, Christmas, unChristmas, last minute parties because a good friend (below) got on a plane and flew to another country, 2005 dying, 2006 starting, driving in hot cars for thousands of kilometres, exploring new places, having to re-install all our software because of aforementioned smoking laptop etc.

  • News

    Stephen won that business journalism award. We’re so excited we don’t know what to do with ourselves. Yes, we’re still mixing the album. Yes, we know hardly anyone even reads this, so we know that updates are met mutely by servers a few blocks away. No, we’re not too alarmed by it all.

  • News

    Sorry if it seems like we’ve been sitting around doing nothing, but it’s not entirely true. Gil’s been distracted with booking big acts like Rodriguez and K’s Choice (all big sold out gigs in recent weeks) and having two of our favourite performers, Chris Letcher and Matthew van der Want, play and record live at the Armchair. It’s been so totally laerskool. Stephen has been off winning awards for small business journalism. At least, he’s been going to some fancy do’s where he could’ve won something. Righard has been playing solo gigs and with some of his cohorts. Just last night he and Morten cooked up such weird shit in the Armchair. All that guitar playing and then it’s actually hardly guitar playing. You have to see it. Current album names we are bandying about are:

  • News

    At the moment we are listening to different mixes of the album to see what works best. Then it’s time for mastering. We’re not rushing anywhere. We still don’t have a decent name for it, so please help us out. Names that have been thrown around include ‘No Pain, No Pain’ and ‘African National Panasonic’ en ook Righard se nuutste voorstel, ‘Knak’. We’ve cut one track, so there will be 11 on the final CD, just under 50 minutes long in total.

  • News

    Ons goeie vriend Johan Nel het met sy one-man-band, Stinkhout, in die Armchair kom speel om sy tweede EP (titel: ‘2’) te launch. Dis nou nadat sy eerste (‘Om Mee Te Begin…’) ons totally offsides gevang het verlede jaar. Dis die mooiste, undiscovered musiek die kant van die Kei. Johan bly op St Francisbaai, lyk so en julle kan sy CDs bestel deur hom te email op olawieg@yahoo.com.

  • News

    We spent three days (9th-11th) in Sibebe Studios in Derry Street, Vredehoek with Tara Fataar at the console. We recorded 12 tracks, mostly long bastards, but a couple of pop ditties inbetween. There’s some kiddie-punk, 80s synth, well-disguised hip hop, John Lennon, kletzmer-music, groove, noise, thud, violin and even some backing vocals. It’s pretty scary. But don’t worry, there’s not a happy song in there. Here are some photos.

  • News

    We’ve been recording a number of our gigs on Gil’s MD player and decided that our gig at The Hidden Cellar (Stellenbosch) on the 25th of June sounded so nice that we’d like to see it live a bit wider than the 15 people who attended the show. Btw, if you’re one of those 15, please email us. It’s a 7-track CD with more than an hour of music. Check back soon for full tracklisting and lyrics. You can buy it already or check the lyrics.

  • News

    Righard Kapp has joined the band, so now there’s five of us, most of the time. He plays mean guitar.