Come the Desert

A 11 track leftfield/idm album (51m 28s) — released May 23rd 2011 on Exceptional Records
Take two excellent vocalists, add an Iranian electric guitarist with a penchant for effects pedals, add one drummer with an electronic kit and a mac, throw in a seasoned bass player, a laptop wizard and the occasional violin, mix in some beautifully written songs with catchy choruses and you have music that's pretty hard to describe but brilliant to listen to. Black Diamond Bay are a Leeds based 6 piece who, as the line up suggests, bring together a wide array of influences. Is it folkie ? indie ?? electro??? indie folkatronica???? Who knows and does the label really matter? Like all good music this is unclassifiable. What counts is the power of the music and Black Diamond Bay stand out as a band with the live intensity and magnetism to endure for more than the regulatory '15 seconds of fame'. Describing themselves as musical magpies, who make off with pieces of genres and ideas that sparkle melding them into something that is only theirs they have the classic combination of great songs, and consummate musicianship. Black Diamond Bay already have a colourful history that includes a childhood Eurovision experience, broadcast script writing, being the number one act on a popular Lithuanian website for 2009 and playing the main stage to great acclaim at Kendal Calling, with support coming from BBC Radio Leeds, Kiss, 6 Music and XFM even before they actually released a record The first single 'Worship The Sun' was picked up by Mixmag featuring in their March podcast it also got 8/10 in iDJ Magazine where the reviewer struggled manfully to explain why the band sounded so good but could only conclude that they just did. More play and support came from BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Tom Robinson and Eddy Temple Morris. And there's more, these guys are not just studio boffins Black Diamond Bay play a storming live show . A string of festival appearances over the summer including Deer Shed, Kendal Calling, Bingley Live, Moor Music Festival The Big Chill and the Vampires Ball at Bram Stokers International Film Festival have, without exception, left the audience wanting more.

Poised and delicate - TRAFFIC MAGAZINE

Amazing - WHO'S JACK


Epic - MTV

Spine Tingling - METRO

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