Sidewalk Diamonds are an Australian-Indie-Rock four piece from Perth who wouldn’t be offended if you compared them to The Triffids or The National. Formed in 2008 but truly realised in their upcoming release, The Postcard Collection EP.
Frontman Damien Goerke’s lyrics are as important as the melodies he puts them to, where Anthony Pugliese’s guitar lines set them up to be knocked out of the backyard by the always reliable rhythm section of James Luscombe on drums and bassist, Ed Smith. Damien writes in a similar vein to Courtney Barnett, if she was working a 9-5 job and was a grumpy old man stuck in a twenty-something body. His heart has him concerned about the questions, lack of answers, and excuses we come up with for anything and everything life serves us.
Yes, they’re aware they’re from an isolated city, but their music will make you feel anything but.
Since December 2013, Sidewalk Diamonds have been sporadically releasing a small handful of singles as part of what they’re calling The Postcard Collection. Each single comes with its own limited edition, hand numbered postcard, with artwork and design by frontman Damien Goerke. The time has come to release the fourth and final single, along with all four together as a limited edition EP.
Spoilt For Choice is the name of the final single and the band has saved the best for last; three and a half minutes of sardonic indie power-pop, all about only having mere creativity at hand and not something important, like a university degree or lots of money, or direction in life.
“It’s a song for anybody who holds creativity close to their heart, who needs it to keep their heart beating, but who also worry that maybe, deep down, they’re actually full of shit. It’s for anybody that has no idea what they’re doing and have only found themselves caught up in the expectations that the rest of the world has of them, when in reality, the world couldn’t care less.” – Damien Goerke
The single features Bridget Turner of Simone & Girlfunkle on backing vocals, along with Stephanie McGann who sang on the band’s first EP.
The band is launching the single and The Postcard Collection EP at a brand new Perth venue, The Boston, on Friday August 21 with Husband, Della Fern, and Simone & Girlfunkle (trio) in tow as support, and Friday August 7 at The Prince Of Wales Bunbury with Like A Thief.
The Boston, Northbridge
Friday August 21
with special guests; Husband, Della Fern, and Simone and Girlfunkle (trio)
The Prince of Wales, Bunbury
Friday August 7
with special guests: Like A Thief
The Postcard Collection EP is out on Friday August 21 through Blue Grey Pink