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Blue Fish Diamond

Folk // Dublin, Dublin

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

Blue Fish Diamond are a Dublin based indie folk band who formed in late 2016. 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 have released several singles and music videos and they will be releasing their second album Frozen Stars on the Night on 28th October 2021.

Blue Fish Diamond's songs hint at their musical influences including R.E.M., Tom Petty, Big Thief and Leonard Cohen. 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.

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)

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

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

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

“This is one of the best folk bands that Ireland has to offer”
deMars Magazine (IE)

“the Dublin based band harness the power and skill of each and every musician to create compelling, emotive music
Listen to Discover (UK)

“Blue Fish Diamond have knocked it out of the park again with this mesmerising track. ‘Sunshine In My Brain’ is a captivating, expressive and utterly moving piece of music”
Indie Buddie (IE)

“A fine new song, ‘Do You Wonder’ from @BlueFishDiamond arrives with a poignant video”
Tony Clayton-Lea (IE)

“essential listening for those who like their music powerful and heartfelt”
Hot Press Magazine (IE)