BlindBlimp is an attempt at upping South Africa's nzima factor by giving attention to those musical things that tend to be ignored here until they are well over. It's also a tirade against those things that would - in a better world - have been written off years ago but seem determined to stick around.
Tune in for rants and raves about bands, reviews, upcoming acts and follow our stumbling footsteps as we attempt to find fresh acts to worship like good little band aids.
A bit different from Blind Blimp’s usual band profiles, Rye Rye is firstly, not a band but a person – Ryeisha Berrain, an American rapper and dancer to be exact – and secondly she brings the hip hop pop, not the rock. She has been punted and mentored by the awesome M.I.A for a number of years and featured in a number of club hits. But Rye Rye has now dropped her debut album. Self-described as “unique and hard-hitting”, Rye Rye’s sound is inspired by her Baltimore club rap and dance style.
Rolling Stone described Bang as “gloriously showoffy”. Commercial, yes, hardcore, yes, distinctly likeable, yes, party music, hell yeah! Sunshine will get anyone moving, smiling and singing “Dum, dum, dum, dum, dum, dum, dum” no matter how pretentious and serious they are about their music! Or, maybe it's just me...
Album: Go! Pop! Bang! 
Singles: Shake it To The Ground (DJ Blaqstarr and Rye Rye), Tic Toc (Busy Signal featuring Rye Rye and M.I.A.), Bang (featuring M.I.A.), Sunshine (featuring M.I.A.)