“A stunning collection of artistically nuanced songs.. On Diamond’s ability to match themes with music becomes more pertinent with each listen.”
★★★★ — Nick Crameri, Sungenre
“This band manages to do something rare these days which is to create/craft a unique sound.. If you want some pointers then it can be described as Murray Street era Sonic Youth in terms of avant rock guitar elements combined with Sandy Denny like vocalese, and in respect of contemporary Aussie music the nearest comparison would be Tropical Fuck Storm, or that band’s predecessors The Drones.”
— Bob Osborne, Aural Delights (UK)
Fearlessly traversing a multitude of genres while probing the deeper parts of the human psyche, Melbourne’s On Diamond return with intriguing new single ‘Candle’. The band broke barriers with their eponymous 2019 debut, featuring the head-turning singles ‘How’, ‘Poison Blood’, and ‘Light’; their genre-defying sound garnering instant success. Now, the beloved quintet are back and excited to reveal their next alt-pop oddity in the introspective mantra that is ‘Candle’.
Out today via Eastmint Records, ‘Candle’ is the first we’ve heard from the band since their critically acclaimed self-titled album earned nominations for The Australian Music Prize and Music Victoria Awards’ Best Album and landed Album Of The Week on RRR, PBS and 4ZZZ. Without skipping a beat, the band’s new single continues with the same impressive momentum, opening with an eerie atmospheric loftiness before breaking into a punchy crescendo of clanging cymbals, psychedelic, reverb-drenched guitar riffs and densely layered ethereal vocals.