Local band sparkles in December

2019-11-12 06:00
Diamond Thug will perform new songs at the Parklife Gourmet Food and Music Festival. PHOTO: Alex Paterimos

Diamond Thug will perform new songs at the Parklife Gourmet Food and Music Festival. PHOTO: Alex Paterimos

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Starting out in a basement in Kommetjie, Diamond Thug has continued to create their unique brand of “intelligent and creative electronic music” since its formation in 2012. And this December they will take to the Parklife stage to immerse fans in The Woods and beyond.

The band members Danilo Querios, Teddy Buxton, Adrian Culhane and Chanel Van T hail from South Africa’s two major cities, Johannesburg and Cape Town. They began making music in Chanel’s basement, played their first gigs in 2013 and, later that year, took off on their first tour.

Now, six years later, they have been touring the world and that has made for some great inspiration.

According to Chanel, her time in the French Alps was able to elicit the right emotions to create their new single, The Woods. “The words speak of a sense of isolation while being in the wilderness,” she says, adding the single was recorded a few months ago after their European tour.

Telling the love story in The Woods is not all they’ve had on their plate recently – they’re cooking up something new to impress audiences.

“We are getting giddy and excited about a few demo tracks. It’s sort of like the toddler phase of these songs. We’ll be prepping some of these new songs of ours to play for the first time (at Parklife).”

Chanel says they’re looking forward to being seaside on Sunday 1 December at the Parklife Gourmet Food and Music Festival and to sharing the stage with such a unique line-up.

“All the artists performing are talented and successful in each of their individual niches and we are excited to watch each of them – it’s great to see everyone on the same stage.”

She adds: “I think I’m personally most excited to watch Sons of The East as I was lucky enough to watch them in Madrid a few months ago.

“I did not know their music then and they had an incredible stage presence. I look forward to seeing them play to a South African crowd.”

The food and music festival will take place at Muizenberg Park in Cape Town with performers Jeremy Loops, Matthew Mole, Sons of the East (Australia), Sean Koch and Diamond Thug taking to the stage to entertain audiences.

Tickets are R295 for adults, R195 for under 18s and children aged six and under can enter free.V For more information, visit https://parklife.co.za

WIN TICKETS TO PARKLIFE V To stand a chance to win a set of double tickets to the festival, email your name, surname and area with the subject line: Parklife to win@peoplespost.co.za

Starting out in a basement in Kommetjie, Diamond Thug has continued to create their unique brand of “intelligent and creative electronic music” since its formation in 2012.

The band members Danilo Querios, Teddy Buxton, Adrian Culhane and Chanel Van T hail from South Africa’s two major cities, Johannesburg and Cape Town. They began making music in Chanel’s basement, played their first gigs in 2013 and, later that year, took off on their first tour. Now, six years later, they have been touring the world and that has made for some great inspiration. According to Chanel, her time in the French Alps was able to elicit the right emotions to create their new single, The Woods.

“The words speak of a sense of isolation while being in the wilderness,” she says, adding the single was recorded a few months ago after their European tour.

Telling the love story in The Woods is not all they’ve had on their plate recently – they’re cooking up something new to impress audiences.

“We are getting giddy and excited about a few demo tracks. It’s sort of like the toddler phase of these songs. We’ll be prepping some of these new songs of ours to play for the first time (at Parklife).”

Chanel says they’re looking forward to being seaside on Sunday 1 December at the Parklife Gourmet Food and Music Festival and to sharing the stage with such a unique line-up. “All the artists performing are talented and successful in each of their individual niches and we are excited to watch each of them – it’s great to see everyone on the same stage.”

She adds: “I think I’m personally most excited to watch Sons of The East as I was lucky enough to watch them in Madrid a few months ago. “I did not know their music then and they had an incredible stage presence. I look forward to seeing them play to a South African crowd.” The food and music festival will take place at Muizenberg Park in Cape Town with performers Jeremy Loops, Matthew Mole, Sons of the East (Australia), Sean Koch and Diamond Thug taking to the stage to entertain audiences.

Tickets are R295 for adults, R195 for under 18s and children aged six and under can enter free.

WIN TICKETS TO PARKLIFE V To win a set of double tickets to the festival, email your name, surname and area with the subject line: Parklife to win@peoplespost.co.za

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