Fearlessly traversing a multitude of genres while probing the deeper parts of the human psyche, quintet ON DIAMOND take a peculiar look at alternative pop. With an interactive group dynamic and comprising an all-star line-up feat. members of Jaala, Grand Salvo and Jazz Party (Lisa Salvo - vox/songwriter, Scott McConnachie - guitar, Hannah Cameron - guitar/vox, Maria Moles - drums, Jules Pascoe - bass), ON DIAMOND’s unique and now-quintessential sound includes hints of rock, noise, folk and improvised music, bonded by freedom of expression and experimentalism.
ON DIAMOND’s output has seen the band attract critical acclaim. Delving into the subconscious, ON DIAMOND uses nuance to create music that is at times confronting, tender, or a combination of both. Their 2019 self-titled debut album was lauded as one of the year’s finest, resulting in the band receiving 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 the one year anniversary of their eponymous album with a four track collaboration between On Diamond and HellosQuare Recordings which saw three band members (Salvo, Pascoe and Moles, as well as HellosQuare's founder, experimental artist Shoeb Ahmad) each remix songs from the record. Months later, the band now embark on a new chapter with single ‘Candle’, an ominous reflection which once again sees Salvo mining her own experiences to examine the dangers that present themselves when it comes to ugly, covered up truths.
‘Candle’ serves as another example of ON DIAMOND’s fortitude, and their resolve to produce music that is both personal and meaningful to them, and liberating in the many different sounds they work within. As a result, they continue to make their mark on Australian music — more bold and daring than ever.
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.