Diamond Thug

When:
January 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2018-01-19T19:00:00+02:00
2018-01-19T22:00:00+02:00
Where:
cafe Roux Cape Town
Cost:
R100

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Since their formation, Diamond Thug have continually evolved, always striving to create a unique sound that’s stay true to their perspective. 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.”

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’. After significant support from their home country and now at Spotify, where they have now had several million plays, and with the wind in their sails, Diamond Thug introduced their music internationally last year when they went on a month long European tour. On the 26th May saw the release of their first single, ‘Eclipsed’ from their debut album which is set to release in February 2018.

Few quotes from various international blogs:

“Their music can move you, excite you and perhaps even – dare I say it – inspire you.” – The Huffington Post

“Diamond Thug’s come-hither voice dances through salty beach air” – Billboard

“As flawless vocals glide over soaring guitar riffs and electronic melodies, the track has clearly been created for lazy summer evenings and dancing under festival sunsets.” – Wonderland

“This isn’t a diamond in the rough; it’s a proper gem.”  – DIY

“Incorporating bouncing synthesisers, afro-rhythmic drum beats and immaculate guitar playing” – Indie Shuffle

**PLEASE NOTE DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM