Diamond Thug

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From a basement in Kommetjie, a small surf town on the southern tip of Africa, to stages across the world, Diamond Thug has quickly become one of South Africa’s most prominent Independent acts.

Like the birth of the universe, the band converged through chance events seemingly destined by fate amongst life’s chaos. Their music floats in a space between traditionally defined genres. Described by Indie Shuffle as ‘Space-Age Folk-Rock’, the band merge elements of Alternative, Electronica and Folk, often grounded in subtle South African grooves.

Since their formation, Diamond Thug has continually evolved, always striving to create a unique sound that stays 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 #SXSW2017, as well as Converse’s Music Global Takeover.

They released their 12-track debut album ‘Apastron’ in April 2018. The record was featured as Apple Music’s New Artist Spotlight, an accolade much revered in the South African music industry. They have also received significant playlisting on Spotify gathering over 3 million streams on the album. In May 2018 the band released ‘Gaiafy’, an EP dealing with themes of mental health and other issues important to them. The EP found international support on Apple Music and Spotify, with features on Indie Shuffle.

The band is passionate about South African music, in 2017, bassist, Danilo Queiros started an independent record label: Kudukudu Records to promote other great South African acts to the world.

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Baby
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Apastron (Bonus Track)
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Pale Blue
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The Descent
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Quietly Become
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Moon Call
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Illusions
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The Window
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Sapphire
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Cosmic Dreamer
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Choo Choo
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Sakura
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Sweet Return
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Everlasting Light
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Midnight Moan
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Gaiafy
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Face The Sky
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Tell Me
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Aphotic Waters
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Time Wasted
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Empty Streets
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Choo Choo (Remix)
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Sakura (Remix)
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The Woods
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Kommetjie
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Miami
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Mind's Eye
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Long Way
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Beauty Through the Devil's Door
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Illusions
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Sapphire
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Choo Choo
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Diamond Thug - Sweet Return
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Cosmic Dreamer (Kahroux remix)
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Cosmic Dreamer
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Kommetjie
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Beauty Through The Devil's Door
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Mind's Eye
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Miami
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Long Way
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Waiting On The Sun
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What I Think I Know
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Walk My Way
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Man Who Makes The Law
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Slow Down (Acoustic)
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Lipstick Stains (Acoustic)
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Videos

Diamond Thug - Live at Gallery44
Diamond Thug - Purple Skies
Diamond Thug - Backpush (Official Music Video)
Diamond Thug - Baby (Donnie & Joe Emerson cover)
Diamond Thug - Backpush (Lyric Visualiser)
Diamond Thug - Empty Streets (Lockdown Video)
Diamond Thug - The Woods (Official Music Video)
Diamond Thug - Aphotic Waters (Official Music Video)
Diamond Thug - Tell Me (Official Music Video)
Diamond Thug - Sakura (Official Music Video)
Diamond Thug - Sapphire (Official Music Video )
Diamond Thug at Rocking the Daisies 2018
Diamond Thug - Illusions (Live at Milestone Studios)
The 'Apastron' EPK
TOUR DIARY: Arcade Empire
TOUR DIARY: Soweto
TOUR DIARY Lush Festival 2018
Diamond Thug - The Window
Diamond Thug - The Descent
Diamond Thug - Sapphire
Diamond Thug - Sakura
Diamond Thug - Quietly Become
Diamond Thug - Pale Blue
Diamond Thug - Moon Call
Diamond Thug - Illusions
Diamond Thug - Eclipsed
Diamond Thug - Cosmic Dreamer
Diamond Thug - Apastron (Bonus Track)
Diamond Thug - Choo Choo
Cigarettes After Sex - Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby (DIAMOND THUG COVER)
Diamond Thug - Cosmic Dreamer (Official Music Video)
#SXSW2017 Tour Diary
Sparks - Coldplay (Diamond Thug Cover)
Diamond Thug - Slow Down (Live at Digital Forest Studios)
Diamond Thug - Kommetjie (Seaside Visualizer)
Diamond Thug - Mind's Eye (Live at Digital Forest Studios)
The Cure - Friday I'm in Love (DIAMOND THUG COVER)
Diamond Thug - Long Way (Official Music Video)
ZACape Town, South Africa
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