Formed in 2016 by Jim Murphy, Blue Fish Diamond released their debut album From Dark to Light in 2018, which Hot Press Magazine described as “essential listening for those who like their music powerful and heartfelt”. Their music has been played on radio stations across Ireland and they're also a staple of the Irish live scene having played Electric Picnic, Whelans, The Workmans Club and The Grand Social to name a few.. With influences ranging from Tom Petty, R.E.M and Neil Young, Blue Fish Diamond bring a new delicately harmonic and refreshing take to a staple genre. Produced by Gavin Glass in Orphan Recording studios, the new single Free holds a mirror to the thoughts of many of us in voicing hopes for a return to normal life.
The infectiously catchy melody of the new single will have you hopping around from the get go. Fine musicianship of the band members can also be noted right away. The dose of each instrument is well-prescribed and well-measured, executed with passion and skill. The drums are the driving force of the track, everything being embraced by Jim Murphy's confident vocal, consoling us that whatever is going on will eventually pass and we'll get back the freedom we're so desperately longing for.
"Counting down the days my friend
While the world keeps spinning on its edge
Bring us sweet life once again"
Artwork: Mark Keogh