Between rock and a hard place

DARK SPARKLE: Hawke’s Bay hard rock band The Diamond Dead showcase their new EP Becoming at Smash Palace on Saturday. Picture supplied

No Revolution, Blood, and Slaughter are three out of five titles of hard-out rock act The Diamond Dead’s five most-played songs on Spotify. The three tracks feature on the Hawke’s Bay-based four-piece’s new EP Becoming, the band will showcase as part of the album release tour that brings them to Smash Palace on Saturday.

With Tyley Burkin (Queens of Beauty School) on vocals, Tom Mohi (Vicious Rumour, Roadeater) on bass, Kane Riley (Tempo 38) on guitar and Liv Strawbridge (Queens of Beauty School, Roadeater) on drums, the band formerly known as Diamond Doll tosses grunge, metal, punk, rock and gravel into the blender and presses play.

The song No Revolution stands out as a single, Burkin told nzmusician.

“From the other songs on the EP, it is based more in reality. From other songs out there, it’s a lot less positive or ‘feel good’ than what I think a lot of people would choose to release.

“The general lyrical theme was drawn from a few different literary influences, most obviously George Orwell’s 1984 (cliché, right?) and feelings of apathy and anxiety.”

“If listeners get amped up by the music and can relate to the lyrics of No Revolution then we’ve hit the mark.”

The Diamond Dead, Smash Palace, Saturday, 8pm. Tickets $10+bf from www.eventfinda.co.nz or at the door.

The Diamond Dead, Smash Palace, Saturday, 8pm. Tickets $10+bf from eventfinda or at the door.

No Revolution, Blood, and Slaughter are three out of five titles of hard-out rock act The Diamond Dead’s five most-played songs on Spotify. The three tracks feature on the Hawke’s Bay-based four-piece’s new EP Becoming, the band will showcase as part of the album release tour that brings them to Smash Palace on Saturday.

With Tyley Burkin (Queens of Beauty School) on vocals, Tom Mohi (Vicious Rumour, Roadeater) on bass, Kane Riley (Tempo 38) on guitar and Liv Strawbridge (Queens of Beauty School, Roadeater) on drums, the band formerly known as Diamond Doll tosses grunge, metal, punk, rock and gravel into the blender and presses play.

The song No Revolution stands out as a single, Burkin told nzmusician.

“From the other songs on the EP, it is based more in reality. From other songs out there, it’s a lot less positive or ‘feel good’ than what I think a lot of people would choose to release.

“The general lyrical theme was drawn from a few different literary influences, most obviously George Orwell’s 1984 (cliché, right?) and feelings of apathy and anxiety.”

“If listeners get amped up by the music and can relate to the lyrics of No Revolution then we’ve hit the mark.”

The Diamond Dead, Smash Palace, Saturday, 8pm. Tickets $10+bf from www.eventfinda.co.nz or at the door.

The Diamond Dead, Smash Palace, Saturday, 8pm. Tickets $10+bf from eventfinda or at the door.

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