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Black Diamond Bay - Worship The Sun.
The debut single. OUT NOW
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Black Diamond Bay are a Leeds based 7 piece playing what has been described as a seething, strutting motorik funk charge by one eloquent journalist. Allying the drums and synths of electro with punishing bass and guitar riffs to compliment classical violins and sweet female harmonies, their music crosses many genres and yet despite defying easy definition, remains coherent, bold and accessible.
The debut release Worship The Sun is a call to arms to wrest spirituality from the clutches of religion - a fitting statement for a band who take their name from Bob Dylans eponymous song about empathy. Lyrically they consider the relationship between science and religion, and how different things might have been had we discovered photosynthesis whilst still praying to the mighty orb in the sky. Musically they echo this ethos, combining the organic with the artificial. Worship the Sun skews an electro beat to a Bluegrass rhythm, eschewing the drum and bass feel more commonly used on fast electronica. Ben and Colin provide gritty guitar and bass riffs and with the girls harmonies floating over the seething fusion this track captures the essence of the band.
Cold came about when Tom, struggling with an archaic music programme which had no bars and beats to aid production, jammed with housemate Rob McVey using Spanish guitars and violins. When Jesse first heard the beautifully melancholy track the lyrics and melody quickly fell into place for a classic macabre end of relationship as death song.
Black Diamond Bay are there to unfold, it begins with Worship The Sun and the debut album I dreamt we were bank robbers that follows later in 2010.