Dublin indie folk band Blue Fish Diamond have just dropped their new single ’Free’ across all platforms. Free is a stunning indie folk song that incorporates blues, folk and rock to create an unremitting rhythmic ode to life pre-COVID and a longing for its return.
With influences ranging from Tom Petty, R.E.M and Neil Young, Blue Fish Diamond bring a new delicately harmonic and refreshing take to a staple genre.
Produced by Gavin Glass in Orphan Recording studios, 'Free' holds a mirror to the thoughts of many of us in voicing hopes for a return to normal life. About the song Jim Murphy says … "This last year has been a very challenging time. Thankfully there is hope on the horizon with the roll-out of vaccines, but we are still some months away from enjoying the freedoms of what was once everyday life. Our song 'Free' looks forward to that time, when we can embrace ‘sweet life once again’”.
Formed in 2016 by Jim Murphy, Blue Fish Diamond released their debut album 'From Dark to Light' in 2018, which Hot Press Magazine described as “essential listening for those who like their music powerful and heartfelt”.
Their music has been played on radio stations across Ireland and they're also a staple of the Irish live scene having played Electric Picnic, Whelans, The Workmans Club and The Grand Social to name a few.
With several singles and an album planned for 2021, Jim Murphy (rhythm guitar & lead vocals), Shay Sweeney (drums), Ronan Quinn (bass), Laura Ryder (piano), Axel McDonald (lead guitar), Matilda O'Mahony (backing vocals) and Ella Ryan (backing vocals) are a band to keep a firm eye on as they are sure to rise the ranks over the coming months.