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Blue Fish Diamond

Folk // Dublin, Dublin

Blue Fish Diamond are a Dublin based indie folk band. In 2018, they released their debut album From Dark to Light, which Hot Press Magazine described as ”essential listening for those who like their music powerful and heartfelt”. Since then they’ve released several singles and music videos and will be releasing their second album Frozen Stars on the Night on 28th October 2021.

The band's songs hint at their musical influences including Tom Petty, R.E.M., Paul Simon and Leonard Cohen. Their music has been played on radio stations around Ireland, including on RTE Radio 1. Their more recent releases have also caught the attention of radio presenters in various European countries, the United States and Australia.

Blue Fish Diamond has played at many Dublin music venues since their formation including Whelans, The Workmans Club, and The Grand Social. They have also played at venues in Kilkenny, Wicklow and Cavan and have played at music festivals in Dublin, Cork and Laois (including Electric Picnic in 2018).

The band members are:

Jim Murphy (rhythm guitar & lead vocals)
Shay Sweeney (drums)
Ronan Quinn (bass)
Laura Ryder (piano)
Axel McDonald (lead guitar)
Matilda O'Mahony (backing vocals)

Press Quotes:
“[Sunshine in My Brain] is absolutely stunning, a melancholic anthem with some of the most impressive instrumentation I’ve heard from any unsigned act”
RGM Magazine (UK)

“a bit of a super-group for those in the know in the capital”
Hot Press Magazine (IE)

“[Free] is a vibrant ode to nature and freedom through wily guitars, rich harmonies, driving backbeats, and charming visuals”
Atwood Magazine (USA)

“The rollicking new track comes packed with shimmering guitars and silky vocals”
Indie88 (CA)

“The lyrics are the highlight of this superb track, filled with idyllic imagery of a Utopian love the group paint a Lennon-esque view of humanity”
The Verge Music News (UK)

“The escapism of [Song for Love] is breathtaking and the balance of all the instrumental complexity is genius”
Darkus Magazine (GR)

Upcoming Gigs

3rd November 2021 20:00 Album Launch More details