Kind Words About Docks

Heya,

Thought I’d share some of the nice things people have been saying about my new single, ‘Docks‘, in the hopes that you will believe them and maybe just give me money.

ANYWAYS –

❤️’You’ve just unleashed this completely everlasting warmth and moving piece of sound. This is special.‘ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Claire Mooney, Triple J

❤️’…[Docks is a] melodically complex… charming, clever pop song…’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Dom Alessio, Triple J

❤️‘…stellar…purposeful…If it’s any indication of the quality entailed in a broader release, it’s safe to say that album will likely be something special to behold indeed.’ – review, themusic.com.au

❤️Jacob Diamond has brought more of his sublime warmth to the table with his new single ‘Docks‘… [it] is just as mesmerising as his earlier works. Diamond floats across undulating instrumentation, and while the vocals have a vulnerable tinge, there is a raw power lurking in his confident control. Throughout the track it’s hard not to spy Diamond’s musical theatre and jazz persuasions, but these influences only add to the charm as he ruminates on the uncertainties of life.’ – review, Tiana Speter, The Soundcheck

Docks is currently sitting at no. 5 on the Pop charts of JJJ Unearthed and no. 31 in the overall charts.

Aw thanks, world. Your support is errythang to lil old me and I cant wait to travel around Australia and play for ya (see here for those deets btw!).

Docks on the Road

I’m finally gonna legitimise my frequent label as a ‘troubadour’ and travel solo around the country singing songs! Phew now I don’t feel so much like a poser. I’m playing these shows in support of my new single, ‘Docks‘. Stoked to be popping Brisbane and Adelaide cherries, as well as returning to Melbourne and obvs playing home-state shows in Freo and Perth.

JD POSTER Tour (2)

23 June – Odd Fellow, Fremantle w/ Regular Boys and Stella Donnelly

30 June – The Milk Factory, Brisbane w/ OJ Mengel and Jordan Wearne

1 July – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne w/ Hannah Cameron

2 July – Bar 303, Melbourne w/ Gena Rose Bruce, Liv Cartledge and Time Robb (AMAZING LINE UP :O)

5 July – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide w/ Ryan Martin John and Tom West

8 July – Satchmo Cafe, Perth w/ Mathas

^^^Especially stoked for the show at Satchmo Cafe! My fave (well, everyone’s fave) little cafe in North Perth is staying open into the night just for the show, bless ’em. In addition, I’m joined on the night by my favourite Australian rapper and incredible creator/thinker, Mathas, who’s performing with no mic and a harpist.. Lk srsly is ths gna be the gr8st nt f my lyf? VERY LIMITED TIX here.

See you somewhere out there, gang.

mwah

x

 

Take me Down to the Docks

Hey!

I’m very stoked to finally announce the release of the first single from my debut album, ‘Docks‘. (<- yo, I hyperlinked the word ‘docks’ so you can listen to it if you want?!)

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‘Docks’ single artowrk. Diorama by Jessee Lee Johns, pic by Matt Sav

This song is the culmination of many hours of work and stress, so I’m glad that you can share in the fruits of all that for three minutes and three seconds, over and over again from now until the end of time.

Big ups to my band and to producer/engineer/mixer/masterer/master/friend Lachlan Carrick.

I’m hitting the road in support of the song and going to cities I’ve never been to before, too! ..More details to follow.

mwah x

 

 

*Do*, in fact, Go To Melbourne

Hey hi hello!

April – whodathunkit!

I’m heading to Melbourne, despite the recent advice issued within my hit song ‘Don’t Go To Melbourne’, to finish my album and play some shows.

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If you’re a Melbourne or Grampians local, come down to Wesley Anne or Livefast Cafe, respectively! I’m playing songs new and old with vibes strong and…bold?

Love ya,

Jacob

 

Buy or Stream ‘Um’ By the Stream

G’day

If you haven’t heard my EP ‘Um’ yet but you’d like to be informed enough to make small-talk about it next time we run into each other, it’s never been easier to #getthegist! You can stream/buy it errywhere –

Spotify \ Apple Music \ Itunes \ CD Baby \ Triple J Unearthed \ Soundcloud

But of course, I hope you like it enough to get more then just the gist.

Anyways, ‘What’s next?’ – President Jed Bartlett

x

Dig, ‘Um’

HOWYERGOIN

Ep artwork painted by Jessee Lee Johns

My brand new EP ‘Um’, recorded live in memorial hall in Perth, WA, is LIVE dog! TheMusic.com.au have been kind enough to premiere it here, bless their little cotton socks. You can have a read about it and stream it there, too.

FYI diamontes, my band and I launched this little rekkid at The Bird on Saturday the 28th of January, where local leg-ends Childsaint, Kitchen People and New Nausea supported the shit out of me. We also managed to raise over 200 clams for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, by auctioning off the paintings created by Jessee Lee Johns for the EP cover. Here’s a snap or two from Ken Langdale, darling –

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Childsaint at JD EP Launch

Kitchen People at JD EP Launch

#cute#fun#real#vibe#strong#um#diamontes#dig

Hope you like these new tracks, which are focussed on the sadder, more difficult corners of love and identity. Um, yeah.

Love Jacob

x

‘Um’ Ep Launch!

G’DAY

In November 2016 me and my band returned to Memorial Hall in Mosman Park to live-track a new EP. Our 2015 EP ‘Chum‘, recorded in the same place and in the same way, was written in the spirit of ‘being happy with people you dig’.. This one’s more about ‘being confused and afraid with noone’ *sigh*. This offerings title is, ‘Um’. Here’s a behind the scenes snap –

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Pictured (L to R): Jake and Jake

But #chill gang, it’s not all #doomandgloom, because I’ll be joined on the night by #ripsnorters

C H I L D S A I N T
K I T C H E N P E O P L E +
N E W N A U S E A

♥ ikr ♥

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Desined by Liam Young with original artwork from Jessee Lee Johns

Check out the poster (designed by Liam Young) and the original painting by local Perth genius Jessee Lee Johns !!

It’s $10 entry on the door at THE BIRD, Northbridge WA and there’s only 100 EPs up for grabs ever, so snag one before mum and dad buy em all up for rellies I don’t know, k?!… But ya know it’s 2017, so in all likelihood I will utilise digital mediums to distribute the songs too.

Hoping I’ll see you there for a boogie and a folk song,
Jacob

P.S. my much discussed, much invisible debut LP is on the way too, but this is a nice little entree ok I promise

Much Good Boys Voice

Humbled and stoked to be awarded Best Male Vocalist at this years Western Australian Music Awards.

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Me, Timothy Nelson and Stu Macleod

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Anthony Tran Photography

Thanks WAM and John Jacob Niles.

Hey also, I have some new music coming out very soon!

Jan 28th to be precise, but shh.

 

Gondwanaland

Finally what you’ve all been waiting for – indulgent pics of me and my friends doing a thing that may seem glamorous but was in reality a fart-laden foul-mouthed stress-fest

Albeit brilliant and beautiful.

Gondwanaland

Myself, my band and wondrous producer Lachlan Carrick spent a week recording my first album at Real2Reel studios, just outside of Bunbury, WA. The studio is set on twelve acres of wholesome family-man land. James Newhouse, owner, operator and wholesome-family-man (his subheading for the doco), pottered around all week being impossibly knowledgable about the mechanics of recording but, more impressively, about heaps of other classic country stuff like bonfires, having sheep and tomato relish. I mean, the guy just knows how to make his own relish from stuff that he grew in the ground. He was gentle-spirited, he was patient with 5-6 noisy smelly potty-mouths and would show up sporadically with coffee for everyone. I wanna thank him for painstakingly assembling a practical-magic land conducive to creativity and my stress.

Lachyland

Lachlan Carrick of Hogsmeade lived a magical full life filled with music and experiences that made him my perfect music-mate well before I met him. Then I met him and we became perfect music-mates. #magic. He covers my deficiencies well (he’s a creatively limitless, organised straight-talker) and I, his (I find nice ways to say stuff). He courageously left his infant child who was about two minutes old to come and sprinkle his magic patronus or whatever over everything (only ever read the first Harry Potter, is it obvs?). He was efficient and brilliant, calm and generous, wise and fun. Despite all that, Will (bass/feuxpas) called him a ‘hideous slut’ on day 1. Keep in mind this was not only day 1 of recording but also the first day Will and Lachy ever met. Luckily, it weirdly became a sweet little term of endearment for our hideously slutty friend, Lachy.

Bandlands

My four lovely friends came and recorded for a whole week. What they got was hopefully a memorable experience, no money and hastily thrown together instructions laced with stressy nuance from me. They killed it. You’ll hear it. It was all a bit like school camp really. The cabin fever, the grumps, farts, literally truth or dare, shit in-jokes (the cleverest of which was simply ‘sausages’… just like saying it) and just those sweet sweet #bonds man.

 

Savland

Hero behind and before the lens, Matt Sav agreed to come down for an afternoon and shoot us doing whatever it was we were doing at the time. We were kicking the footy, recording some prepared piano and having a bonfire. He captured the spirit of the thing cos he’s the best. Enjoy a selection below.

Album will be out later this year after I record some vocals and do some yoga!

Thanks for reading/supportin

Jacob