On Diamond reveal new single ‘Poison Blood’ and announce launch shows + debut self-titled album release date

by the partae
On Diamond
“Mixing a wide range of influences and sounds, the group are one of the more versatile ones in Melbourne’s indie-pop scene, something they’re out to showcase with their forthcoming self-titled debut album” – Pilerats

“‘How’ is a disconcerting yet beautiful number, exploring past family trauma and the loss of a close bond, driven throughout by songwriter/singer Lisa Salvo’s wistful and plaintive vocal that never lets you go.” – Wild N Free

Melbourne’s genre-breaking five-piece On Diamond are making the Melbourne live scene their own. Their combination of pop with spontaneous expression set the dynamic outfit apart from the rest of the crowd. Fronted by songwriter/vocalist Lisa SalvoOn Diamondreveal their latest single ‘Poison Blood’, the third instalment taken from the project’s forthcoming debut self-titled album, scheduled for an April 12 release via local indie labelEastmint. ‘Poison Blood’ will be available on Friday 15 February, along with an album pre-order via Bandcamp. To celebrate On Diamond will play the converted Monday Night Mass at the NSC plus an intimate show at Collingwood’s favourite secret underground venue.

Produced by Lisa Salvo with assistance from Evelyn Ida Morris‘Poison Blood’ follows the raw and honest path which the band has forged with previous releases and explores breaking the cycle of pain by way of Salvo’s refined, yet powerful vocals, making it impossible to ignore the weight of the song’s lyrics. The much slower underlying tempo allows the song to wash over, leaving an empowering sentiment of ending a victim mentality that will resonate with On Diamond’s listeners.


Poison Blood explores the difficulties of stepping out of inherited victim roles, breaking negative cycles and letting go of pain that is both comfort and friend. At some point, I realised that my destiny wasn’t predetermined and I could create my own path forward in spite of past trauma. I say create because it took creativity, as well as discipline and resources like therapy, to change ingrained behaviours. The song works through acknowledgement and acceptance of trauma; it is an exhortation to take a strong step forward.”  – Lisa Salvo, On Diamond

On Diamond unites reputable Melbourne musicians from acts JaalaGrand SalvoJazz PartyHarry Angus, and Hannah Cameron. With each member contributing their rich musical background, it’s no wonder they’ve mastered such a well-blended sound. The diverse group of musicians are no strangers to the stage and have opened shows for the likes of HachikuHello SatellitesFull Flower Moon BandShoeb Ahmad and Mick Turner. Experience the well-oiled machine that is On Diamond at their upcoming single launch on Friday 15 March at a secret location in Collingwood.

On Diamond upcoming shows
Monday 4 March – Monday Night Mass
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
with The Garbage and The Flowers (NZ) + Caroline No
Free Entry

‘Poison Blood’ Single Launch
Friday 15 March – A secret location in Collingwood

(email: eastmintrecords@gmail.com to find out location)
with Cold Hands Warm Heart & more TBC
Tickets via: Trybooking

‘Poison Blood’
Produced by Lisa Salvo, with On Diamond
Production assistance from Evelyn Ida Morris
Mixed by Joe Talia at A Good Mixture in Tokyo
Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering

Lisa Salvo – vocals, songwriter
Scott McConnachie – guitar
Hannah Cameron – guitar/vocals
Maria Moles – drums
Jules Pascoe – bass

‘Poison Blood’ is out Friday 15 February via
Bandcamp // Spotify // iTunes // Apple Music

On Diamond’s self-titled album is available for pre-order now via Bandcamp and outFriday 12 April 2019 through Eastmint Records

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