One of rock’s most dynamic performing artists, Swedish boogie rock legends Diamond Dogs sit pretty well at the top of their game. With piano boogie and the overall delightfully fishy feel, they sound like they’re absolutely having a blast.
The band’s new double album, Slap Bang Blue Rendezvous, will be released on January 21, 2022. The record was produced and mixed by Tomas Skogsberg, and the songs are all composed, jammed, arranged and recorded at Sunlight Studio (Gräddö, SWE) mainly during the summer months of 2020. Sunlight Studio is without a doubt the true home of Diamond Dogs. ground. The group has had countless collaborations with the inimitable producer over the years. During varying times, band members come and stay in the studio chalet annex, with sessions, forest walks, and 24-hour rock’n’roll stories. Their mutual love for Mott’s golden years makes them inseparable.
After making demos with star producer Max Martin (Britney Spears) in 1991, Diamond Dogs soon after entered the legendary Sunlight Studio with producer and mastermind Tomas Skogsberg (Hellacopters / Entombed). The debut single “Blue Eyes Shouldn’t Be Cryin ‘from the debut album Honked, released in 1993, made its way onto the rotation of MTV’s classic hard rock show Headbangers Ball, and it became the debut of a successful journey that ultimately took the group to global cult status. And this time, 30 years after it all began, Diamond Dogs has once again returned to the inimitable producer Tomas Skogsberg to make their 14th LP. A double album of 24 original songs. Find the pre-order options here.
The Diamond Dogs are in a league of their own. The group has confidently released top-notch rock albums since the early 90s, and also have a great reputation for their energetic gigs, which often last over three hours. Fans will be hard pressed to find many bands revisiting this classic rock style or doing it in such a style.
Swedish classics do not hide their mission in life, to keep the flame of old-fashioned rock and roll, greased with R&B and riffs. They have been special guests on tours with Nazareth, The Damned, The Cult, Hanoi Rocks, Iggy Pop and on two Ian Hunter tours. And after having made several tours in their country of origin, the United Kingdom, headlining high-end theaters, the English music press today speaks of the Swedes as having a more British sound than the British themselves. same.
Slap Bang Blue Rendezvous is an outing for kids from the 70s. From the top, it evokes the spirits of the glam rock era of the 70s. The warm atmosphere brings in the air of the golden age, and the energy of songs and performances promise rock music for the new generation! Diamond Dogs makes the listener feel like he’s in a place his mom told him not to go, but knowing he’ll be back soon!
“This is my masterpiece, my white album”, as Tomas Skogsberg himself says.