Diamond Days are a four piece pop-punk band hailing from the North West, and they’ve been absolutely tearing up the local music scene for the last year with their super energetic live shows and catchy as hell songs. You may remember I ventured to their headline 02 Academy gig a couple of months ago to take some pictures of them (if not, you can read about it here), and since then they’ve been incredibly busy finishing and releasing their debut EP ‘We’ve Come a Long Way’, which dropped on the 17th November and is quite frankly one of the best debut offerings I’ve had the pleasure of listening to in a very long time.
The EP opens with the explosive ‘Let Go‘, a track so full of energy and with a chorus so damn catchy that you will without a doubt find your self singing it constantly. And I really do mean constantly (read: in the shower, in the car, walking the dog, very loudly in a quiet office etc etc), and it so brilliantly sets the standard for the rest of the record. ‘Home (A Million Miles Away)‘ follows hot on the heels of ‘Let Go‘, and right from the outset it has me wanting to throw myself into a sweaty mosh pit and let go of all inhibitions. It wouldn’t be out of place on a You Me At Six record, which I’m sure you will agree is quite the statement, but if you give it a listen you’ll see what I mean – vocalist Alex certainly has more than a hint of Josh Franceschi about him.
With guest vocals from Yashin’s Harry Radford, on ‘I Rewind‘ the record reaches almost anthem like proportions, and really cements (in my opinion) the fact that these boys would not be out of place playing some major tours/festivals in 2015. Winding down with ‘You’re Not Alone‘ featuring rousing group vocals that kinda make me want to get on the nearest table and shout along with them, this EP has firmly fixed itself in my favourites for the year and I won’t be pausing it any time soon.
If you want to check out the band you can find their Twitter here, Facebook here, and Soundcloud here. Their EP ‘We’ve Come a Long Way‘ is also available to download now from iTunes – dcon’t forget to tell me what you think, and tweet the boys your support!