South Africa’s prog- electro titans Diamond Thug are back with their hip new single ‘Backpush’.
Released on July 24th via independent label Kudukudu, which was started by bassist Danilo Queiros to showcase the best in South African music, the track follows on from the group’s lauded singles ‘The Woods’ and ‘Empty Streets’.
The song nods to the pop-punk influence taken from the group’s formative years and is an exemplary amalgamation of the group’s sonic venture.
Commenting 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.”
Diamond Thug released their debut LP ‘Apastron’ in the early part of 2018 which featured on Apple Music’s New Artist Spotlight.
WRITTEN BY ALISTER ROSS