Go The Rodeo is a progressive electro rock band from the western outskirts of Johannesburg. Their current lineup consists of Robert Mitchley (bass guitar), Corne van Niekerk (vocals, guitar) and Craig Atkinson (drums).
Their sound is a blend of indie rock, pop, and blues influences, with electronic elements inspired by the likes of The Kills, Queens of the Stone Age, Twenty One Pilots, The Neighbourhood, The XX, Alt-J, Chet Faker, Enter Shikari, Bring me the Horizon, and Tame Impala.
Corné and Robert formed the duo after having done various music projects together. In the beginning of 2017 they emerged with a fresh sound, and were joined by Craig Atkinson, drummer for the electronic/post-hardcore band, Bombs and Issues. They released their debut single “Sea Dog” in May of 2017, and went on to release multiple other singles in quick succession, including “Glass Walls” featuring guest vocals from US post-hardcore band “Our Last Night”, and “Never C Ur Face Again” featuring guest guitar from Warwick Rautenbach (Hellcats)
Their debut album “Lekker Chilled” is due to be released 26 July 2019
“Go the Rodeo are quickly establishing themselves as a musical force that takes no prisoners.” – Texx and the City