Named after Sonic Youth’s 1995 track from their Washing Machine album left me pondering whether or not The Diamond Sea would be heavily influenced by the aforementioned legends within their new album Second Move. Surprisingly despite there being tinges of influence this is more akin to Belle and Sebastian merged with David Bowie walking in dreamland on light fluffy clouds.
That's not to say the music is fluffy dear leader, far from it. All tracks exude an air of alternative indie borderline hippy-ish nostalgia that seems to have transcended generations from the 60s to the 90s and finally found a place amongst us in the post-noughties. Whilst I have to say this is not the type of music I would normally go out and buy I found myself enraptured, comforted and delighted to have been given the opportunity to expand my horizons by listening to The Diamond Sea. Should you also want the experience the same have no fear the album is out on Monday. If you can’t wait that long go check out their MySpace page impatient one