Album Release: "Nothing Matters by Diamond Youth
Release Date: 19 May 2015
Label: Topshelf Records
Shortly after announcing that they will accompany Superheaven and Rozwell Kid on a full North American tour this spring including Skate and Surf Festival and Bled Fest, Baltimore's Diamond Youth announced this week that the band will release their debut LP "Nothing Matters" on 19th May 2015.
BrooklynVegan is not only sponsoring the tour, but also has the premiere of the first new track from the upcoming album, "Thought I Had It Right", saying "new single "Thought I Had It Right" sounds like Queens of the Stone Age going power pop, and it suits them." Recorded at Hurley studios at the company's headquarters in Costa Mesa, California by engineer Dave Warsop, Nothing Matters is the studio's first full LP to be released and is now available for pre-order via Topshelf Records.
Formed in 2012, the quartet calls Baltimore home, although the members of Diamond Youth are currently spread out across the country. Sharing a common background in art, design, skateboarding and music, the band has previously released three EPs, including the critically acclaimed 2013 EP Orange and 2014 EP Shake, on Topshelf Records. Drawing influence from bands such as Pixies, Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Nerves, Diamond Youth writes infectious, catchy songs that are full of sunny guitar lines, warm reverb and gorgeous harmonies.
Press reaction to date
- "...a stellar example of what this young band have to offer the sometimes stagnant alternative rock genre" - Alternative Press
- "...a rollicking affirmation that hardcore dudes can be rather good at making straight-up rock music..." - Rock Sound