“Sapphire” is not a song that readily reveals its South African origin. It doesn’t have a strong “world” rhythm. Still, it has a vibe that isn’t typical of songs from one of the big-three Indie continents (Europe, Australia, North America).
The intro is masterful, as cooperative guitars and percussion define the vehicle on which the vocals will ride. When the voice climbs on, the listener is attentive. Diamond Thug describes their genre as Space-Age Folk-Rock.
Diamond Thug is from Cape Town. The members are Chantel Van T (vocals, keys), Danilo Queiros (bass, production), Adrian Culhane (guitar, synth, backing vocals, production), and Ted Buxton (drums). “Sapphire” is a track from the album “Apastron."