Last month robust Irish rockers DIAMIR released their smoking-hot debut single
‘Behind The Façade’. Turn Up The Volume went wild and wrote “Here’s a red-hot-
blooded steamroller, a merciless sledgehammer taking you on a rough ride from the
kick-off while the sirens bellow. Loud and proud”.
Today the band shared a lockdown clip with the band stripping Behind The Façade
to the bone in an avid acoustic version. At first, it feels a bit strange to hear a quiet,
slower version of a burning blockbuster, but after a couple of spins, the sticky vibe
hits your aural antenna.
Passionate vocals, emotion-charged guitar, playful piano, perky beat, bouncy bass, and fitting harmonies. But it’s those rhythmic handclaps that keep ringing in your ears. Just love it! A bit weird to say but without those isolation days we probably wouldn’t have enjoyed this surprising and overall striking performance.
Who: A rock band with a progressive edge from Northern Ireland, UK. Formed in mid-late 2018, Diamir was the culmination of more than a decade’s worth of sporadic behind-the-scenes writing/composing from guitarist and keyboardist John Wilson. They are known for delivering powerful, engaging and spine-tingling live performances,
Track: Behind The Façade – debut single – a heavy, energetic and riff packed modern throwback to the Rockabilly style of the 1950s, replete with bluesy guitar and organ solos.
The track features multi-layered vocal harmonies reminiscent of early Queen record.
Score: Here’s a red-hot-blooded steamroller, a merciless sledgehammer taking you
on a rough ride from the kick-off while the sirens bellow. This pulverizing blow catapults you to the hard-rocking side of the late sixties/early seventies with blistering Deep Purple organs, devilish Black Sabbath riffage and delirious vocals. This high-powered offensive is totally perfect to test your speakers’ resilience with. I suppose you caught my robustious drift by now. Yes, this is not a cheesy tune you can hum while being in the shower, rather
a wall-crashing eruption to help you to crush all your lockdown demons. Loud and proud!