I always love it when a band produces a sound that is extremely ground-breaking while at the same time every song is groovy as hell or has the ability to soothe the soul, making your head bob up and down to every beat and note. Diamond Doves' debut album Eat Your Heart Out encompasses the most unique rock & roll you'll ever hear, combining sexy glam, r&b, electro-folk and post-rock that will have you hooked right from the start. A fantastic album that is very wide-ranging, no track sounds the same but they each have a special quality that you can't ignore.
If you don't know who Diamond Doves are, they are a trio comprised of multi-instrumentalists Nick Kinsey, Wyndham Boylan-Garnett and Brigham Brough with all three on vocals. Other than the main trio the album includes folk-rock musician Elvis Perkins on harmonica, The Low Anthem's Mike Irwin on trumpet and a horn section including Steven Bernstein, Curtis Fowlkes and Marcus Rojas. The horns make a huge difference with making each song being able to stand on their own. All of these amazing talents coming together to make a spectacular album makes Eat Your Heart Out is a true musical treasure that shows how originality can come from the diversity of others.
Here's that part of the blog again, where I pick my favorite songs off of Diamond Doves' debut album. It's never easy, even though the songs off of Eat Your Heart Out do have the power to put your mind at ease. It's like picking my favorite cup of coffee or my favorite way to have macaroni & cheese. Enough with the trials and tribulations, here goes something:
The title track "Eat Your Heart Out" is an epic track full of somber piano notes and emphatic rhythms from the horn section that will put you in a state of pure bliss. "Drop The Nickel" flat out rocks, definitely the hardest song on the album that is filled with powerful guitar riffs. "Royal Flush" sounds like a stripped down disco song, the bass lines and Brigham's voice will take over your inner being and make you want to shake your hips. "You Infect My Body" is very orchestral but at the same time has a 60's pop feel that makes me think that if Mozart and The Box Tops somehow collaborated through the space-time continuum they would have made a similar song. Don't just take my word on just a handful of songs, every song on Diamond Doves' Eat Your Heart Out is simply spectacular.
Diamond Doves will be doing a mini tour to celebrate the release of their debut with Tallahassee and Last Good Tooth starting at The Bowery Electric in New York City on January 31st, The Columbus Theatre in Providence on February 1st and then at Great Scott in Boston on February 2nd. If you're in the neighborhood, go to the show and grab a copy of Diamond Doves' debut album Eat Your Heart Out. It gives rock & roll a whole new definition.
- Rob Duguay