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Melbourne alt-pop quintet On Diamond reveal psychedelic new single ‘Candle’


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 RRRPBS 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.

Comprising an all-star line-up featuring members of Jaala, Grand Salvo and Jazz Party, On Diamond presents an interactive group dynamic both in the studio and on stage. Led by Lisa Salvo with bandmates Scott McConnachie (guitar), Hannah Cameron (guitar/vox), Maria Moles (drums), and Jules Pascoe (bass), On Diamond’s unique and now-quintessential sound includes hints of rock, noise, alt-pop, folk and improvised music, bonded by freedom of expression and experimentalism. ‘Candle’ serves as another example of On Diamond’s fortitude, and their resolve to produce music that is both personal and meaningful to them, and liberating in the many different sounds they work within. As a result, they continue to make their mark on Australian music — more bold and daring than ever.


‘Candle’ is out now via Eastmint Records
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