Band of Skulls, The Dead Weather and Queens of The Stone Age are some of Bloody Diamonds‚Äô musical influences. Therefore, I‚Äôm sure you can only imagine how gritty and raw this Halifax, NS based band‚Äôs rock ‚Äėn‚Äô roll sounds.
They first hit the music scene with They‚Äôve Got Secrets in March 2012 which was then followed by months of touring. Bloody Diamonds have managed to gain a loyal following in the East Coast and their nomination for Loud Recording of the Year at Nova Scotia Music Week, along with their latest 7‚ÄĚ vinyl release Monsters this past March (which produced two singles ‚ÄúMonsters‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúBaby Don‚Äôt Be Nice‚ÄĚ); probably added fuel to the growing fire.
I recently had the chance to speak to Bloody Diamonds about their November tour, the bands constant line up changes and Halifax Pop Explosion. Also, find out how they prepare for those long weeks on the road and much more! [Read More...]
Bloody Diamonds is based on a core of guitarist Jake Seaward and vocalist Sara Elizabeth, with a sound that is a result of ‚Äúcombining Sara‚Äôs dark, eerie melodies with Jake‚Äôs crunchy blues riffs‚ÄĚ. That is crystal clear on Monsters‚Äô title track, a rumination on self-doubt that alternates between Elizabeth‚Äôs aggressive lilt and slow-burning, trunk rattling riffs. The B-Side, Bright Lights Darling, is more of a straight-ahead garage rocker, but also a great song. These two gems had me checking out the band‚Äôs first record They‚Äôve Got Secrets, and I have to say, I like what I hear there so far as well. If you like what you hear, you can catch the band touring the shit out of Eastern Canada during the latter part of November. [Read More...]
What started out as a garage band in Halifax has become a raging music interest for many listeners across the country. With spine-chilling vocals, harmonizing with hard and edgy guitar riffs, Bloody Diamonds achieve a heavy rock and roll sound which will make the audience‚Äôs ears bleed with lust. [Read More...]
‚ÄúStarting out, some of our shows on the road have been so tough to play because people didn‚Äôt come out, but because we‚Äôve kept going and came back to those same spots we now have a fan base,‚ÄĚ replies Elizabeth. ‚ÄĚThe problem is that you can‚Äôt give in after that first gig because you‚Äôll never play again,‚ÄĚ says Jake. ‚ÄĚOur first show in Montreal was terrible, from a fan perspective, but our last show was packed which makes it awesome.‚ÄĚ
In this day and age with the ever changing music scene, bands need to become more creative and more hands on with the plans. Managing themselves has allowed Bloody Diamonds complete control over where they play and how often. The last tour, which took them from NFLD to Ontario was driven in a newly acquired van and spread out over 31 dates. [Read More...]
Walking past Clancy‚Äôs Pub in Stephenville Tuesday, one would hear the thumping drumbeat and strong vocals of Bloody Diamonds.
Clancy‚Äôs was Bloody Diamonds‚Äô first stop on a tour across Newfoundland, the third time visiting the town since the band formed. This tour will be the first that was not connected to other tours in mainland provinces.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve been here a few times before,‚ÄĚ said Jake Seaward, guitarist for the band, ‚Äúand it‚Äôs always been really awesome.‚ÄĚ [Read More...]