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Customer Reviews

Excellent New Style - Well Rounded

I heard the song "Blind Boys" on the IndieFeed Podcast and I must say, I was highly impressed. The vocals of the band are different, sometimes harsh, sometimes resilient. Overall, the album produces a good beat, almost all the tunes are catchy and easy to relate to. In my opinion the songs "Blind Boys," "Lovers Die Young," and "Like Giraffes" are good enough to buy this album alone. Hopefully this band will produce another album, I'll be highly anticipating it.

Blind Boys

This is a rhythm-section heavy novelty song with vocals that verge on the grating yet is bratty, harsh and punk all at the same time. Not quite dance punk and yet danceable with a punk twist and what fun! This is one song that will grow on you the more you listen and, hopefully, this band will be around awhile to hone their remarkable skills. Band members include: Scott Anderson on guitars and vocals, Paul Cosgrove on bass, and Dave Morton on drums.

Critical Praise for There Should Be More Dancing

"Is it too early to start claiming Top 10 or Top 5 Debut Of The Year? I hope not, because I see There Should Be More Dancing being listed in both of those categories. Free Diamonds' debut is coming to America and I don't think us Yanks will be the same again. This is an album that could be called dance-punk, but I would really hate to limit it with this label because it is so much more. If Bloc Party was 05's voice of dance-rock from the UK, then this is the year for Free Diamonds. There Should Be More Dancing is a solid, fun, energetic debut that should land the band as much critical acclaim as it should land fans spazzing in their Converses on the dance floor. Free Diamonds should be the next band on your radar, especially if you are into such bands as Q and Not U, We Are Scientists, Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys, Clap your Hands Say Yeah, Wolf Parade, Neon Blonde or are into very energetic and fun music." - Blogcritics "With helium-dizzy, Rapider Than Horsepower vocals and song structures that dare me to say 'blends Pavement and the Strokes with tighter results,' Free Diamonds have issued a promising debut in There Should Be More Dancing. The band takes the wily abandon of spazz bounce, adds spazz vocals, but then replaces the typical frenzy with catchy pop hooks and movement to create really impressive three-minute packages. To put it another way, spazz usually lets recklessness take lead vocal duties. Free Diamonds lets recklessness shake the tambourine and run into the other band members. Lovers Die Young is the song Arctic Monkeys want to write but never will because they're not smart enough, sincere enough or strong enough. What Free Diamonds do best is take back that Strokes sound we all thought had been stolen by guys that look like models and belong in the scene. Free Diamonds are nerdy-lookin' dudes with nerdy-soundin' voices who play the music only the 'cool kids' have been allowed to play for a couple of years. And for that reason, I think they're better than okay." - Tiny Mix Tapes "Free Diamonds hail from the same school of sassy post-punk that's previously birthed the likes of Q and not U and The Blood Brothers. These guys focus on an angular danceability that's disturbingly chirpy, though still packing a bite. With the flamboyant vocals yelping around choppy guitars and a certain jazzy know-how, Free Diamonds are pretty hard to ignore. Ever wonder what The Blood Bros covering The Blues Bros would sound like? Check out M Is For Missing and wonder no longer. This hyperactive mish-mash of influences really shouldn't be allowed, but Free Diamonds somehow get away with it. It's like an unspoken agreement between the band and the listener: we won't say anything if you don't. That, or everyone's way too busy dancing." - Kill The Noise "There Should Be More Dancing. In five words, Free Diamonds managed to reel me in and melt my heart like someone handed me an ice cream cone and a pink balloon. Free Diamonds is like someone having a seizure while listening to Blood Brothers. Spastic and jagged best describe the vocals. From a pre-pubescent wail to a makes-you-want-to-run-and-hide whisper, combined with lyrics that are far from sane, Free Diamonds makes music to be explored. Instrumentals are laced with jazz and dance beats as well as stomp-your-feet punk beats. Give this record a chance; it's weird, but it¹s special in the sense that it's new. If you like There Should Be More Dancing then I like you too and we should go dancing." - Punkbands "On There Should Be More Dancing from Free Diamonds, you are treated to the works with distorted guitars behind caterwauling rantings of a post-hardcore, dance punk interesting combo that makes for catalytic listening. Album pick would be Lovers Die Young. It's a fun, tongue-in-cheek thrash out of bass lines, drums and cheeky lyrics, and I'm falling onto the bandwagon of the ever-critical indie press. The band is being hailed in as the next Bloc Party or Arctic Monkeys. I think judging by the quality of sound my ears are receiving that Free Diamonds is up to the challenge." - Bombshell


Formed: Newcastle, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

The Free Diamonds are a trio from Newcastle, England, that blend the British neo-new wave danceable rock of contemporaries like Franz Ferdinand, the Arctic Monkeys, and Q and Not U with an unexpected hint of influence from Primus' wacky Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa-influenced alterna-prog. The Free Diamonds consist of guitarist Scott Anderson, bassist Paul Cosgrove, and drummer Dave Morton. Signed to the American indie...
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