Opposite The Other are Samuel Burger, Robbie Spooner and Daniel Burger.
They formed just over 18 months ago and have already experienced notable success both locally and
internationally on radio, the live stage, streaming platforms and respected media.
Their first single, ‘Ride Away’, charted at Number 8 on the Spotify Global Viral Charts and
currently has over 1 470 000 streams on Spotify alone. The track ranked No. 7 in the United
States, No. 4 in New Zealand and within the Top 15 within other countries including
Australia, France and the UK.
The band’s second release, ‘Stutter Love’ ranked No. 5 in 5FM’s Top 100 Songs of 2016 and
also charted in Texx and The City’s Top 20 songs of 2016. The song ranked No. 1 on the 5FM
SA Top 30 as well as the 5FM Top 10 Pop Chart, both for two weeks in a row. The song
currently has over 600 000 streams on Spotify and over 95 000 views on Youtube.
The band’s 3rd and 4th songs were collaborations with South African Pop Icon Jimmy
Nevis through popular TV Show ‘Coke Studio’ and French Producer TW3LV respectively. The
track with Jimmy Nevis, ‘Control Alt Delete’ received expansive national radio play as well
as charting highly on KFM, 5FM, Goodhope FM and 94.7. The song, ‘With The Wind’ with
TW3LV once again also hit the Spotify Global Viral Charts ranking highly throughout Europe
& Australia and currently has over 900 000 streams on Spotify alone.
Their latest single ‘My Body Moves’ released May 2017 prior to their up-coming EP has been
playlisted on stations across South Africa with features on KFM and 94.7 as well as ranking
No. 5 on the 5FM SA Top 30 chart within its first week.
The band have played across South Africa playing festivals and headline shows.
Their debut festival slot was the MainStage at Rocking The Daisies 2016. The show
attracted much attention scoring them a place in Texx and the City’s Top 20 Acts of
Rocking The Daisies 2016. The band joined The Lumineers (USA) on the South African leg
of their World Tour playing for a total of over 24 000 people across SA and most recently
joined Bastille (UK) on their South African Tour.
The band have also sold-out Kirstenbosch Gardens with the band Beatenberg, played
MainStage slots at festivals such as Lush, Parklife, Up The Creek, toured with artists such as
Jeremy Loops and done many shows with artists such as Matthew Mole, Gangs of Ballet,
Majozi, Al Bairre, Arno Carstens and many more. They also joined Matthew Mole on his Europe Tour in early 2018.
With reach to international audiences through Spotify and Youtube and with their local
fanbase growing through numerous live shows, radio play and a growing online
community, Opposite The Other are set for an important and impactful next 12 months
despite them being so young and fresh into the industry and global music scene.