Fokofpolisiekar

Fokofpolisiekar (English: Fuckoffpolicecar) is an Afrikaans alternative rock band from Bellville, near Cape Town, South Africa. Due to the obscenity in the name, they are also commonly known simply as Polisiekar ("Police car") or FPK.

The band was formed in April 2003, initially as a joke to shock the mostly conservative Afrikaner community with its name and also the notion of an Afrikaans alternative band. All the members were well known in local underground music circles from their work in the bands New World Inside, 7th Breed and 22 Stars. They released their first EP, As Jy Met Vuur Speel Sal Jy Brand (If You Play With Fire You Will Get Burned) soon after forming, and one of its tracks, Hemel op die Platteland (Heaven in the Countryside) made history when it became the first Afrikaans song to be officially playlisted on national radio station 5FM. At that stage their EP was available only at their shows or sold in secret, one of these secret places was the renowned Do Re Me Music instrument shop and music school in Somerset West where De-Wet Nagel sold their first EP to spread the music among students and musos. Their first complete album, Lugsteuring, produced by John Paul De Stefani, was released in 2004, followed in 2005 with another EP, Monoloog In Stereo (Monologue in Stereo). In 2006 they released both an EP, Brand Suid-Afrika (Burn South Africa), and, a new album Swanesang (Swan Song), that included the hit single "Brand Suid-Afrika".

In late 2005, drummer Jaco Venter jumped out of a moving vehicle while the band was touring through South Africa. He suffered multiple injuries and was replaced by Justin Kruger, who was previously the drummer for ultra-conservative Christian band, Neshamah. He ended up working on their Brand Suid-Afrika album, as well as some tracks on the band's latest album, Swanesang...

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