Diamond Thug_Choo Choo Single

The dark electronic gem of ‘Choo Choo’, Diamond Thug’s latest track

Leading up to Diamond Thug’s release of their debut LP in April, the band’s single Choo Choo presents a dark electronic tone comparing a lover’s quarrel to a medieval battle.

The name Choo Choo is a playful twist derived from the chorus’ harrowing lyrics: “Chewed you up, you’re tired.” Perhaps offering a glimpse into the dichotomy of minds in a toxic relationship.

Diamond Thug_Choo Choo Single

As the song unfolds, a labyrinth of arpeggios, guitar melodies and varying synthesizers come and go until finally culminating in a powerful, psychedelic ending. A crescendo of sound mirrors the crescendo of tension, with the band offering little resolve and instead leaving the listener with a taste of the experience.

In 2016, Cape Town-based band Diamond Thug — made up of Chantel Van T (vocals, keys) Danilo Queiros (bass, production), Adrian Culhane (guitar, synth, backing vocals, production) and Ted Buxton (drums) — recorded their debut EP with the help of Dave Minehan (The Replacements) and released it to waves of support.After significant support on a double platinum selling collaboration, Diamond Thug have introduced their music internationally with singles Eclipsed, Cosmic Dreamer and Sweet Return, which have garnered fast increasing support.

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Diamond Thug_Choo Choo Single

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