Diamond Dust

Diamond Dust

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
BandRock

Diamond Dust's 1st album was dubbed "Modern Retro Rock" and received killer reviews across N. America! DD has been on tour for over a year &1/2 in support of this record. Album 2 is in the works with a bit of a twist, so put your dancing shoes on and get ready for a psychedelic ride!

Biography

If classic rock had a love child with a singer-songwriter, you would expect the result to be strange, disturbing even. Somehow, when you listen to Diamond Dusts debut album, the lines get blurred and what seem to be two completely opposite genres collide and melt into something that is actually quite extraordinary.

Opposites do attract and this is exactly how this story is told; A sweet-voiced singer-songwriter simply named Jo, meets a free-spirited rock n roll guitar player, nick-named, Riffer and through the push and pull action they come up with something very magical. The difference in musical opinions has finally settled somewhere near the middle to create Diamond Dust, the bands first self-titled album.

So Diamond Dust isnt your typical rock band, nor is it a cookie cutter country, folk or even pop band. The dilemma led the band to consider its very existence from inception. Where can you go if you dont really fit in anywhere completely, but sorta fit everywhere at the same time? One producer calls it Led Zeppelin meets Sarah McLachlan, others compare them to Edie Brickell, Sheryl Crow or even Jewel but with some humf. So the solution? Go everywhere, because you sorta fit in there!

At first glance, Diamond Dust might appear and feel a little retro. Their absolute love for the 60s and 70s music is blatantly apparent, and in their opinion, they dont make music like that anymore and its a crying shame. So in the spirit of "real music", all throughout the process of recording their debut album, they used only actual physical instruments with vintage gear to record them. They also categorically refused to have any sort of loops or modern trickery done to their songs. They even went as far as renting a vintage tape machine and buying the required tape rolls to run the entire record through tape to give it an added warmth and vintage feel.

Diamond Dust's self-titled debut album has made a triumphant entry on the underground music scene being called "A very impressive debut" that "reminds on of peak period Led Zeppelin". The Independent Florida Alligator calls it "reminiscent of classic rock (...) with grooving bass and catchy riffs". New Slang calls it "gritty rock that seems to ooze out the very soul of that famously defining era of revolution, love and peace". The Plainsman Press writes to be: "stunned by this unique voice" and that "With the great combination of vocals and guitar (Diamond Dust) seem to have found the perfect match".

Diamond Dust is currently touring extensively across North America and began recording a second album in the Summer of 2012, with plans to release it in 2013.

Discography

[2011] Diamond Dust - Diamond Dust/01 - Summertime.mp3
[2011] Diamond Dust - Diamond Dust/02 - Down the Coast.mp3
[2011] Diamond Dust - Diamond Dust/03 - Push It.mp3
[2011] Diamond Dust - Diamond Dust/04 - Southwest.mp3
[2011] Diamond Dust - Diamond Dust/05 - Clair de Lune.mp3
[2011] Diamond Dust - Diamond Dust/06 - Get Along.mp3
[2011] Diamond Dust - Diamond Dust/07 - Rock and Roll.mp3
[2011] Diamond Dust - Diamond Dust/08 - Better to Find Out.mp3
[2011] Diamond Dust - Diamond Dust/09 - Trying to Bring me Down.mp3
[2011] Diamond Dust - Diamond Dust/10 - Dream with Me.mp3

Set List

Songs from their current hit CD as well as a few new songs.