South African dream pop quartet Diamond Thug ride off the momentum of a stream of support from BBC 6 Music and Spotify’s ‘All New Indie’ and ‘Indie Pop’ playlists with the release of new single Backpush on their own indie label, Kudukudu Records.
Backpush feels like a band very much settled in their sound. A pounding drum beat leads into frontwoman Chantel’s ambient, yet powerful vocals which wind through an atmospheric intensity in a sweeping and shimmering fashion.
Speaking on the track, the band said, “’Backpush’ is a song about feeling stuck in a self-destructive cycle of one's own mistakes and self-doubt. It's about staring at the sun in the depth of winter, coming to terms with one's imperfection and opting for a more playful attitude in accepting that we habitually fuck up and may continue to do so but that’s part of human nature. We make mistakes. This song is a big release of the pent up frustration of feeling stuck. Sonically it throws back to the 2000s pop-punk we grew up listening to.”
If the quality of Backpush is anything to go by, Diamond Thug are destined for big things in the UK as well as remaining one of South Africa’s most streamed independent artists.