The Moths (2012-2018)

Surf Rock Band

Surf band from the city. Waves, babes and cowabunga!


The Moths are something of a rare beast in the Johannesburg underground scene, able to play with anyone while supplying any crowd with an irrepressible desire to get down and dirty to the surfiest beats. 

Since 2011, the instrumental three-piece has slowly been carving a name out for themselves with energetic and dynamic performances, be it a floor- show at some dude’s house, jamming in the middle of Soweto or those odd times when they actually get invited to festivals. 

The Moths enjoy finding their own sound, and the three surf enthusiasts employ a lot of their punk, psych, garage and lo-fi backgrounds into the band. It’s fast and it’s hard, impossible not to groove to and will make you feel like you are in a Tarantino movie. 


Major South African festivals including Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies, Smoking Dragon, Lush, Mieliepop, Park Acoustics and Endless Daze.

Support act for international visitors including Allah Las, Black Lips, Dune Rats, DZ Deathrays, Golden Animals, Kilkil and Night Beats.


International radioplay & local blog coverage.


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