Thrash Hits verdict: Somewhere along the line, it got okay for metal to get thick. Bands spent more time writing songs about smashing beers and various back doors in. That’s all a bit uncouth. Sometimes you need to take a break from all that. Sometimes you need to listen to a band that’s spent more time reading Yeats and Eliot than they have reading the instructions to put together a beer-bong. That band is Gyre. We got one of the band’s guitarists, Ian McCartney, to tell us what’s what.
South African rapper GYRE released Queernomics towards the end of 2017.
Queernomics is divided into five chapters: I am Human, Queer Sex, Love, Black. In each chapter, GYRE and his few guests explore the politics of being a black gay man in South Africa, not without flair and bravado.
He talks about white gays, the white gaze, racism, religion, and many other ills a young black gay man has to deal with in South Africa all with a convincing conviction in his delivery. The rapper's English and IsiZulu raps are equally potent. Read more on Last.fm