WHEN he was 16, Robin Brink received a Beatles box set as a gift from his dad. He fell in love."I knew that my dad had a drum set lying around in the garage," recalls Brink, drummer for South African pop band Beatenberg. "They were dusty and falling apart and I just felt an instinct to play them. So, I set them up. I was hooked from the get-go."While at Cape Town’s Westerford High School, Brink met Matthew Field (vocals and guitar). When Field began studying music at the University of Cape Town, he met Ross Dorkin (bass)."The three of us just clicked," says Brink. "We played around Cape Town for some time in the small, underground acoustic circles. That was about 2008."When they were brainstorming for a name, Field remembered coming across a book of lectures by Swiss-German painter Paul Klee. In the book was a sketch of a mountain village — Beatenberg."It had a cool sound to it," Brink says. "And something distinct. We liked the ‘beat’, as in rhythm, and the ‘berg’, which we have a ...

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