Having spent the better part of the last twelve months on the road playing intimate headline tours with sold-out hometown dates, supports for Oh Mercy, Stella Donnelly, Huskyand more, events like City Limits Festival and Camp Doogs, writing and performing the score for sensory theatrical production LESS LIGHT, and releasing a steady stream of canny yet earnest alt-folk singles, Perth's own Jacob Diamond is finally set to release his debut LP 'Goodbye Gondwana' this month.'Goodbye Gondwana' will be released independently on Friday 25 May; its percussive latest single 'Mary & Augustine' is available for airplay & reviews now, out everywhereFriday 11 May.
Having dedicated his life to crafting bold, insightful music that "doesn't go away", Diamond's roots are firmly planted in Perth's underground scene. His work, including twin live-to-tape EPs 'Chum' (2015) and 'Um' (2017) previously earned him the WAM gong for Best Folk Act, supports for Warpaint, Julia Jacklin, and Marlon Williams and airplay with radio like triple j, RTRFM, triple j Unearthed, Radio Adelaide, 4ZZZ and more. Drawing inspiration from his zealous religious upbringing, rock operas and the utter confusion that nobody seems to be able to escape, Diamond's work is open-hearted, vulnerable and warm.