We Kill Cowboys is a Cape Town based, four-piece, psychedelic cowpunk band, the brainchild of tattoo artist and singer-songwriter, Alex Muller.
The initial project was born out of the 3-month lockdown of 2020 when Alex had the time to rediscover her musical roots and put together a collection of songs for her first solo EP, entitled Let it Burn. The EP was recorded by long-time friend and fellow musician (and legend in the Cape Town underground scene) Jon Shaban at Atomic studio CT (formerly STFD Studio). A record deal with STFD and Just Music swiftly followed and, with lockdown restrictions easing, thoughts soon turned to turning the EP into a live prospect.
While the EP had reflected the more melancholic isolation of lockdown by way of sparse arrangements built around acoustic guitar and Alex’s plaintive voice, a gut feeling was compelling her to seek a bigger, more electric sound.
Today sees the release of the video for their new single I Don’t Want Your Drugs. The track is taken from their forthcoming EP DIRTY BUSINESS set for release later this year and was once again recorded and produced by Jon Shaban at Atomic studio CT.