Transvaal Diamond Syndicate - ‘Swampdance’ (mp3)
Oh, bands with silly names. There sure are plenty of you out there.
To be fair, Transvaal Diamond Syndicate‘s name does make sense in the right context, and if you can’t be arsed caring about that, it at least sticks in your mind. Ostensibly a blues rock two-piece, they’ve been smart enough enough to beef up their recordings with added bass, percussion and a great horn section – the effort was definitely worth it. They’re right up there with contemparies The Fumes and Dan Sultan, and hopefully soon they’ll be playing to audiences just as devoted and sizeable. At any rate, their hard work ethic when it comes to touring should keep them fed from merch sales alone.
Their EP ‘Diamonds and Dust’ is out September 15, and they’re playing a shitload of gigs over the next few months, beginning with the Sunshine Coast Blues Festival on Saturday.