Track of the Week: Bugs “Diamond” (2021)

It’s been a monster six months for Bugs. They’ve shared sold out stages with the likes of Mallrat and Waax, and even made their triple J Hottest 100 debut with their Like A Version cover of Mallrat’s “Charlie”.

Now, the trio is back with a new single, and we’re stoked to be naming “Diamond” this week’s Track of the Week!

As well as being a particularly infectious slice of power pop, the Brisbane band’s latest is also a pretty sharp jab at capitalism, status, and greed.

‘Diamond’ is about modern society’s obsession with status; acquisition of assets prioritised over humanity and empathy,” explains frontman Connor Brooker.

“It pokes fun at the lifestyle choices of people who pursue such vain fulfilment. I’ve always thought someone whose self esteem runs in parity with the need to purchase things must be lacking in fundamental quality. I can’t imagine feeding capitalism based on insecurity grows a personality of much substance.”

Give “Diamond” a listen below!

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