Second Circle - Diode

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Diode, Second Circle reviews

Second Circle
Low Noise Records
Perth trio, Diode, have been quietly going about their business for more years than many can recall playing the most underground of gigs and arts events. They are the type of band that you would expect to find playing in a musty venue in a Wim Wenders film while poets and punks drink to excess.
Latest release, Second Circle, feels like it is from another era as it pulls on the flavours of New York past. Mini Bar has a propulsive rhythm section backing the shared vocals of Jenny Griffiths and bass playing local music stalwart, Rosie Rooney. Heavenly White chugs along with fuzzed out guitars as if someone crossed Siouxsie And The Banshees with the Jesus & Mary Chain to be both dark and enthralling.
Griffiths’ voice has grown in stature and now has some glitter to add to its grit particularly on Jupiter as the band explore the atmospheric ground of the likes of Galaxie 500. Most songs clock in at just over two minutes as Diode embark on their most concise phase yet. The results speak for themselves.
There is a DIY ethos to the majority of Second Circle and yet it is the most accomplished effort from Diode to date. Second Circle is evidence of a band that has grown into itself and is blossoming without compromising on their art house roots.
Diode – Second Circle
Diode mightn’t have been gigging much but they’ve certainly been refining and augmenting their sound behind closed doors. “Second Circle” is their third release, and its beautifully recorded songs – like “Mini Bar” and “Zero” – evoke equal parts Nico, Broadcast and Jesus & Mary Chain. Worth every penny.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Second Circle

This is a preview of the new EP artwork which is now in the digital pipeline - out very soon. Track list, lyric quotes and credits to follow...

Second Circle by Diöde

  1. Mini Bar “Perfect in small doses, for a limited time.” 
  2. Heavenly White “ You step out on the salt lake and the crystals cut your skin, you feel a little tingle as the energy rushes in.” 
  3. Jupiter “ Are you a being or a kind of star? I'm scared of you though you are far away.”

  4. Zero “You can keep your send off and your long service leave, I was only here for the visual things and invisibly I leave.” 
  5. Second Circle “I decided to overtake quickly and used white angel's technique of looking without making eye contact.”
All songs written by Kevin Robertson & Jenny Griffiths, © Diöde 2014

All songs performed by Diöde.
Jenny Griffiths - vocals, guitar and keyboards
Rosie Rooney – bass, vocals
Kevin Robertson - drums

Second Circle recorded at Mixed Signals by Crispin Wellington and in analogue at Stable Sound by William Hooper. Mixed by Diöde and mastered by Ben Chase at Tonal Designs.
All artwork © Kevin Robertson

Thanks to Pete Hobbs for additional guitars on Jupiter and Zero. Violin on Mini Bar by
Kate Robertson. Thanks also to Lisa MacKinney.

Diöde are based in Perth, Western Australia

Monday, February 24, 2014

NoizeMaschin!! #32 - The Big Binary Bash!

Cover PhotoIt's our 5th Bin-aversary: 2^5 NoizeMaschins!! Seems like a suitably niche and geeky excuse for cake and celebratory high-jinks.

"RSVP One, not Zero
And be a NoizeMaschin!! Hero...."

Here endeth the bad poetry.

Tuesday 24th February.
$10 for non-members, Bar d'Factory serves drinks and earplugs. Doors open 19:30


Diode - Shoegazey goodness to nourish the soul

aRe HaVe We HeaVeNs - Back by popular request, the second installment of Ben Stacy's solo drum project

Petro Vouris - Classical noisemaking and conceptual glory

Josten Myburgh - Prolific new music composer explores dense new territories

Shrimptione ii - New sound worlds to explore under cover of darkness

Steve Paraskos - A party-starting noisefest, in order to get the party started

Russel Clark - Digital, dark ambient textures

Sam Gillies - Reactive granular environments

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Next NM!! #33: TBA

Unit 8, 16 Guthrie Street, Osborne Park, Perth, Western Australia 6017