Bittereinder formed in 2009, immediately began work on their first album ‘n Ware Verhaal (A True Story), and released it through Rhythm Records in October 2010. The album won a SAMA (South African Music Award) for Best Alternative Afrikaans Album of 2011, and was nominated for 2 Tempo Awards and 3 MK Awards. The 4 singles and videos from the first album all hit number 1 spots on the MK Top 10 and various radio stations across South Africa. Bittereinder released their 2nd album DIE DINKDANSMASJIEN in November 2012, and again the first 3 singles reached number 1 positions on radio and video charts across South Africa. DIE DINKDANSMASJIEN was also nominated for a SAMA, an MK Award and a Tempo Award. Between the 2 albums Bittereinder have collaborated with Jack Parow, Chris Chameleon, Tumi Molekane (Tumi & the Volume), Inge Beckmann (Lark/Beast), Hunter Kennedy (Fokofpolisiekar/Die Heuwels Fantasties), Toast Coetzer (Buckfever Underground), Dutch rapper Tim Beumers, Richard Brokensha (ISO) and legendary Capetonian rapper HemelBesem amongst many others. Bittereinder has established a solid live reputation over the past 4 years of performances at festivals in South Africa, the Netherlands, Mozambique and Namibia, and were nominated for 2013 & 2014’s MK Award for “Best Live Act”.