Liverpool Alt Rock band, Diamond Days, are releasing their sophomore EP The Death of Us this November and already anticipation is building. Having caused a storm on social media with their debut single, Start It From The End, the band have gone on to gain radio & TV air time across the likes of Scuzz, XFM and Kerrang! and have built themselves a solid and loyal fan base.
Previously the band have been likened too Panic! At The Disco and You Me At Six and it is easy to see why. The EP has a very punchy pop rock sound with those traditional pop punk love and romance lyrics, with a little bit of heartache thrown in for good measure. Kings and Queens is one of the standout catchy singalong tracks, there is an element of Twin Atlantic to it with its thumping beat throughout and heartfelt lyrical content. It’s a track that is easy to imagine as working well in the live environment.
Though only containing 5 tracks, one of which is a short instrumental introduction, the EP manages to really capture the sound of Diamond Days and leaves you wanting more. The short instrumental opening is much softer the rest of the EP but provides a nice ice breaker and blends incredibly well into the title track The Death Of Us, which doesn’t hold back on the guitar riffs. Throughout there is an undeniable feeling of passion and hard work. The humor in the track name of ‘Not Every Song With A Long Name Was Written By Fall Out Boy’ was also very much appreciated.
We Are Young, the EPs conclusion, stands out as a highlight. The guitars are quieter and the emotions more raw, it’s a level of honesty that many music fans will welcome. Lyrically it is the song on the EP that is likely to connect to many people. Those feelings of being young and struggling but that being okay and the reminder that you are not alone in that; it is something that will be real for many.
There is a lot of promise here with Diamond Days and a lot more to come in the future.