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There Should Be More Dancing

by Free Diamonds

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Free Diamonds is poised to set the world on its ear with a debut that pulses with a dangerous mix of nervous energy and sexually charged, aggressive rock 'n' roll swagger. Call it post-punk; call it art rock; call it an ass-shaking, eardrum-splitting, dizzying set of extraordinary songs that cohere into a truly remarkable, irreverent whole. Perhaps the most riveting aspect of their approach to songwriting is the acrobatic way that each song careens from dexterous jazz rhythms to clean and concise post-punk stomp to joyful guitar bombs that find the band gleefully wreaking havoc upon their instruments. Even more amazing is how Free Diamonds subvert traditional rock structure, yet remain melodic and danceable. They yelp and coo, jagged and jittery, with an assuredness and a sense of humor that renounces even the slightest hint of indie pretension. There Should Be More Dancing is a simple enough proposition, but the complexity, dexterity and confidence with which England's Free Diamonds tackle the suggestion is worth a thousand listens. (DER-452)

Free Diamonds hail from the same school of sassy post-punk that's previously birthed the likes of Q and not U and The Blood Brothers. These guys focus on an angular danceability that's disturbingly chirpy, though still packing a bite. With the flamboyant vocals yelping around choppy guitars and a certain jazzy know-how, Free Diamonds are pretty hard to ignore. Ever wonder what The Blood Bros covering The Blues Bros would sound like? Check out M Is For Missing and wonder no longer. This hyperactive mish-mash of influences really shouldn't be allowed, but Free Diamonds somehow get away with it. It's like an unspoken agreement between the band and the listener: we won't say anything if you don't. That, or everyone's way too busy dancing." - Kill The Noise

"There Should Be More Dancing. In five words, Free Diamonds managed to reel me in and melt my heart like someone handed me an ice cream cone and a pink balloon. Free Diamonds is like someone having a seizure while listening to Blood Brothers. Spastic and jagged best describe the vocals. From a pre-pubescent wail to a makes-you-want-to-run-and-hide whisper, combined with lyrics that are far from sane, Free Diamonds makes music to be explored. Instrumentals are laced with jazz and dance beats as well as stomp-your-feet punk beats. Give this record a chance; it's weird, but it¹s special in the sense that it's new. If you like There Should Be More Dancing then I like you too and we should go dancing." - Punkbands

"I can't agree more with the title of Free Diamonds' deathly-catchy debut There Should Be More Dancing. There just isn't enough GOOD music to dance to these days. If you're wondering how dance-worthy FD is, just think a less tech-ed out Faint blended with the new-wave styles of Death From Above 1979. Throw in a touch of old school indie rock like Weezer or Pavement and voila! Another thing that's really cool is they're all very memorable tunes: rebellious, in your face, the kind of music that shouts 'live life to it's fullest!' I will be clapping my hands and moving like a madman to this one for a long time to come." - Review4u

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released March 14, 2006

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