Opening act for ‘Sugarman’ Rodriguez at Carnival City recently, these local guys did not have to try hard to attract the audiences attention. Newton’s 2nd Law consists of John Mani on vocals, Eddie Neethling on guitar, Wihan De Lange on drums, Jaco Joubert playing violin and Peet Bornman on bass.
N2L released their debut album in September last year building on the success of their debut single ‘Fact of Life’.
The 10 track album recorded by acclaimed SA producer Neal Snyman, showcases the band’s unique fusion of soul, rock & dub. A strong writing partnership between guitarist Eddie Neethling and vocalist John Mani, resulted in the bulk of the album’s tracks – including the hit ‘Fact of Life’- with the remaining members (Wihan De Lange, Jaco Joubert & Peet Bornman) contributing on ‘Imaginary World.’
Describing their music as a force for hope & peace, Newton’s 2nd Law aims to offer something new to the South African musical landscape. A hybrid of styles that incorporates rock, folk, soul and dub – the band’s diverse influences apparent in not only the fresh sonic textures that trademark the recordings, but in the motivation behind their songs and lyrics.