Traversing a multitude of genres, Melbourne/Narrm-based quintet ON DIAMOND take an anomalous look at alternative pop. With an all-star line-up (Lisa Salvo - vox/songwriter, Scott McConnachie - guitar, Hannah Cameron - guitar/vox, Maria Moles - drums, Jules Pascoe - bass), ON DIAMOND’s now-quintessential sound relies on an interactive group dynamic, and includes hints of rock, noise, folk and improvised music.
ON DIAMOND’s output has seen the band attract critical acclaim - their 2019 self-titled debut album (released on Eastmint Records) was lauded as one of the year’s finest, resulting in nominations for The Australian Music Prize and Music Victoria Awards’ Best Album, as well as being hailed as Album Of The Week on 4ZZZ, Triple R and PBS, and included in PBS’ Top Ten Albums of 2019.
In 2020, the band marked their eponymous album’s 1st anniversary by releasing a four track remix collab with HellosQuare Recordings. ‘Remixes’ features reimaginings of tracks by band members Salvo, Pascoe and Moles, as well as HellosQuare's founder, experimental artist Shoeb Ahmad.
ON DIAMOND’s latest single ‘Candle’ (also released in 2020) is an ominous reflection examining the present dangers and possible responses to covered up truths. The track offers a glimpse of simmering new sounds and themes for the band.
ON DIAMOND’s bold and nuanced music is sometimes confronting, sometimes tender, and often a combination of both. In producing music that is personal and meaningful to them, as well as liberating in its expression, ON DIAMOND continue to make their mark on the music industry.
On Diamond acknowledge that we live and create on land stolen from the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of this land. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging, and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.