- Reviews from Maritime Vinyl
- Some bands have guitar as their strongest instruments, some drums. Bloody Diamonds takes a different approach with (believe it or not) the bass as its driving force. Even stranger than thatâ€¦ It works! This slightly distorted lead bass sound by Jake combined with Saraâ€™s vocals give them a sound that can only be called their own. I've never heard anyone else sing like Sara, being able to hit all the challenging notes and still being able to scream like an 80â€™s hair metal star when she feels fit. [Read More...]
- Interview with Guff Magazine
- This week GUFF writer Anthony Leclair had the pleasure of interviewing Halifaxâ€™s Bloody Diamonds. Chatting with the recent two-piece band about their new 7â€ť vinyl album Monsters, upcoming tour and plan for future band mates, the convo went something like this... [Read More...]
- Independent Music News Feature
- Recorded in 2011 in what Seaward describes as a â€śprofessional basementâ€ť, the bandâ€™s freshman album has taken them on a great adventure to date. Andrew Wiseman, a friend of the band, first recorded the quartet in Halifax, N.S. using multi-track. Bloody Diamonds was later â€śsuper stokedâ€ť to be nominated for â€śLoud Recording of the Yearâ€ť during Nova Scotia Music Week in Liverpool, NS.
The raw, country sense of the tracks on Theyâ€™ve Got Secrets really caught my ear. A variety of sounds shows the bandâ€™s influences, and their home-style sense of country and pure Canadiana rock really comes out in the album. Track 5, â€śWhite Liesâ€ť, especially caught my attention during Bloody Diamondsâ€™ live set. [Read More...]
- The Coast "Video Of The Day" - Monopoly
- Spooky rockers Bloody Diamonds have released a new video in advance of their mega fall tour taking them from the falafel-laden streets of Windsor, ON to the salty shores of St. John's, NF (please bring back some of that beer with the horse on it). Have a peek and follow them Deadhead style on the tour, why don't you? [Read More...]
- East Coast Kitchen Party Feature
- What started as a musical pet project quickly grew into a full-fledged band and after a successful 21 date eastern Canadian tour as well as their debut release on vinyl and CD by Strange Blood Records, Halifax rock-quartet Eliza and the Strange renamed to Bloody Diamonds.
That also resulted in the release of a new music video for their song 'Baby Don't Be Nice' which demonstrates considerable depth in talent with Sara Elizabethâ€™s edgy vocals.
Jake Seaward on bass, Kenny Myers on drums, and Ian Bennet on guitar, make up the remainder of the group. Their music has been described as â€śspook rockâ€ť and certainly has unique qualities that set them apart from the crowd. [Read More...]
- Album Review from Rock n Reel Reviews
- ...a mix of dark horror/bluesy rock and distorted bass that has has more than peeked my interest and upon repeat listens has won me over to the point of almost championing this band out to like minded fellowsâ€¦ [Read More...]
- Toronto - March 27th 2012 - Live Review
- The show opened with Lady of the Night and quickly traipsed into She Ainâ€™t Pretty. No, this song is NOT a cover of the Northern Pikes song. This is a strong rocker with intense vocals. Take a gander of the video to see how this song wraps around the topic. The energy of Seaward and White on stage is wonderful to watch. The backing rhythms are strong and the lead guitar was strong. Eliza can play the organ very well and it fills out the sound. But, it is the vocals that draw this band apart from other similar bands. Her voice is very strong and the lyrics are dark and foreboding. My biggest regret was that I had to leave with two songs to go. But I was fortunate to have heard two of my favourites from the album, White Lies and Twisted. The version of Twisted was powerful and driving. I could not get the song out of my head for almost twenty-four hours. [Read More...]
- Album Review from The Brandeis Hoot
- The fact that this is the debut album says something to me about the band. Eliza and The Strange are full-throttle all the way through all 30 minutes of this recording. With these 10 songs under their belts, I have high hopes for their future. [Read More...]