Blue Fish Diamond

Folk
Dublin, County Dublin
6528

"a bit of a super-group for those in the know in the capital", Hot Press magazine (April 2020)

“[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 (February 2021)

Blue Fish Diamond are a Dublin based indie folk rock band who formed in late 2016. In 2018, they released three singles followed by 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 have released four further singles and their music has been played on radio stations around the country including on RTE Radio 1, Radio Nova, Cork's Red FM, KCLR, Northern Sound and Midlands 103FM.

Their songs hint at their musical influences such as R.E.M., Neil Young, Tom Petty and The Go-Betweens. They have played at many Dublin music venues since their formation including Whelans, The Workman's Club, The Grand Social and Bloody Marys. They have also played at venues in Kilkenny, Wicklow and Cavan and have played at music festivals in Dublin, Cork and Laois (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)
Ella Ryan (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 (February 2021)

"This is one of the best folk bands that Ireland has to offer"
deMars Magazine, February 2021

“another very enjoyable track from a band of very talented musicians”
Bayview Sounds, July 2020

“a delicate and sentimental ode to one of life’s more polarizing human experiences”
Global Texan Chronicles, May 2020

“a bit of a super-group for those in the know in the capital”
Hot Press Magazine, April 2020

“a poignant video”
Tony Clayton-Lea, April 2020

“a beautifully put together video … a very moving piece”
Bayview Sounds, April 2020

“a mid-tempo indie folk-rock number with … a stunning guitar solo”
Hot Press Magazine, October 2019

“essential listening for those who like their music powerful and heartfelt”
Hot Press Magazine, October 2018

“[Blue Fish Diamond’s] harmonies are wondrous”
Remy’s Blog, July 2018

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