In 2016 the South African band, Diamond Thug, recorded their debut EP with the help of Dave Minehan (The Replacements) and released it to waves of support, Indie Shuffle calling it ‘…a joy to listen to’. Since their formation, Diamond Thug have continually evolved, always striving to create a unique sound that’s stay true to their perspective. This year we see the band releasing their latest of two single's, entitled 'Cosmic Dreamer' leading up to their debut album which is set to be released early next year.
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Cosmic Dreamer is a spacey tune brought to life by the swooning musical production of frontwoman Chantel Van T, Danilo Queiros, Adrian Culhane and Ted Buxton. As you get carried through space and time, the waveform synth and carefully progressing guitar and drum lines gains momentum for the ultimate finish. Diamond Thugs' evocative style fiddles with your feelings with every single note. Cosmic Dreamer is the superlative addition to an already remarkable discography.
Their music glides through dream-pop, skittish, off-kilter electronica & psychedelic-rock, creating cosmic-influenced ethereal soundscapes, which swirl below Chantel’s haunting, yet beautiful melodies. The pursuit of an authentic & honest sound has earned the band various honours in international competitions such as Culture Collide’s pick to perform at SXSW 2017, as well as Converse’s Music Global Takeover and the attention of Grammy Award winner Darryl Torr, who had this to say about the band: "When listening to Diamond Thug, you are taken on a journey. It’s the effortless vocals, supported by a solid band, that tips you over the edge & pulls you through into their world. It’s rare to find a voice that can execute such interesting melodies so effortlessly as well as a band that leaves space for the vocals to shine, yet are able to maintain musical integrity."
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