New double-album SLAP BANG BLUE RENDEZVOUS out on January 21, 2022
Diamond Dogs release their second single “Rocket Ricochet” together with a music video from their upcoming 24 tracks strong double album “Slap Bang Blue Rendezvous”. The song was produced and mixed by Tomas Skogsberg at the legendary Sunlight Studio.
The Duke of Honk comments on the single:
Skogsberg’s Cream Island is the heart and origin of Diamond Dogs’ fab jab rocket trip! Glorious days and nights, drifting together in the veins of glam rock.
The new album Slap Bang Blue Rendezvous is produced and mixed by Tomas Skogsberg, and the songs are all composed, jammed, arranged and recorded in Sunlight Studio, Gräddö, Sweden, mainly during the summer months of 2020. The Sunlight Studio is without a doubt Diamond Dogs‘ true home ground. The group have had countless of collaborations with the inimitable producer throughout the years. During varying periods of time, the band members come and stay in the studio‘s cottage annex, with sessions, mind-expanding, forest walks and rock ‘n‘ roll tales around the clock. Their common love for the golden years of ‘Mott‘ makes them inseparable.
Diamond Dogs are in a league of their own. The band have in a confident way been releasing topnotch rock albums since the early ’90s, and also having a large reputation for their energetic live shows often stretched out to over three hours, you’ll be hard pressed to find many bands revisiting this style of classic rock or doing it in such style. Think of it as rock and roll sushi!
The Swedish classicists make no bones about their mission in life, to keep the flame of oldfashioned, R&B-greased, riff-driven rock and roll burning. They have been special guests on tours with Nazareth, The Damned, The Cult, Hanoi Rocks, Iggy Pop, and on two Ian Hunter tours. And having toured their emotional home UK several times, headlining the premium venues, the English music press nowadays speaks about the Swedes as sounding more British than the Brits themselves.
Quotes by fellow Rockstars:
”We played with The Faces many times, and believe me, Rod and the lads had both good and bad nights up there, but The Diamond Dogs really are like The Faces on one of those brilliant nights!”
Dan McCafferty /Nazareth
”So somedamnbody has to keep the rawk alive, and the Diamond Dogs have consistently done it better than nearly anyone in the past couple of decades!”
Captain Sensible /The Damned
”Hey Sulo, where’s my royalties!?”
Ian Hunter /Mott The Hoople
”Diamond Dogs, straight outta 1973, but wears it well!”
Jamie Stewart /The Cult
”Sweden’s Diamond Dogs are one of the coolest bands on earth!”
Wilko Johnson /Dr Feelgood
Slap Bang Blue Rendezvous is a release for children of the 70’s. From the top it conjures up the spirits of the 70’s glam rock era. The warm atmosphere brings the air of the golden age, and the energy of the songs and performance give a promise of rock music for the new generation! Diamond Dogs leaves the listener feeling like they’ve been somewhere momma told them not to go, but knowing that they’ll soon be visiting again!
”This is my masterpiece, my White Album” as Tomas Skogsberg himself puts it. And we can only agree!