Bittereinder is an Afrikaans rap/electro band from Pretoria, South Africa. Jaco van der Merwe, Peach van Pletzen, and Louis Minnaar founded the three-man band in 2009, and have since performed at major South African festivals such as Oppikoppi, across southern Africa, and the Netherlands.
They are known for their high-energy performances.
They have been characterised as more positive than Die Antwoord. Van der Merwe’s lyrics are “a little more hopeful”, he has said, because he tries to find things to be proud of in the Afrikaans identity, although it is difficult because there is “much to be ashamed of”.