Based in Melbourne and lead by songwriter/vocalist Lisa Salvo, On Diamond are chipping away at the local independent scene with their refreshingly unbridled and astonishingly beautiful pop music. Combining the pop/folk song form with an improvised freedom of expression, the band’s energetic sound is made up of cascading melodies, unfettered effects and an increasingly interactive group dynamic. Through their performance and arresting lyrics they conjure an evening thunderstorm; an experimental collision of sharp and soft textures, imminent and invigorating at the same time. With a commanding lead vocal, wild instrumentation and a very personal delivery, the music will linger long in the minds of listeners. See them Saturday September at The Yarra Hotel supported by The Mick Turner Trio and Lucy Roleff.