With About The Hardest Nut To Crack, Sweden's Diamond Dogs have crafted an album that transports the listener back to the golden age of '70s glam.
In the ever-changing world of rock & roll, some bands come and go, while others stand the test of time. Meet Diamond Dogs, a popular Swedish rock band formed in 1991. Their new album, About the Hardest Nut To Crack, is about as close to a classic rock & roll record you'll find these days.
Like so many of the greats have done before them, Diamond Dogs recorded About the Hardest Nut To Crack live, showcasing their genuine passion for playing together. It contains 12 tracks, all carefully written, arranged, and produced during an intensive eight-day studio session at Strawberry Studios in early 2023. From start to finish, it's clear that the band was firing on all cylinders.
Drawing inspirations from bands like Mott the Hoople and Faces, Diamond Dogs have been consistenly delivering solid albums while while crafting their own sound along the way. Individually, band members have worked with various artists over the years, including Wilko Johnson, Chris Spedding, Johnny Thunders, Ian Hunter, the Hellacopters, Quireboys, and more. Their collective experience shines through in their music, giving it depth and authenticity while never letting go of the true spirit of timeless rock & roll.
The Damned's Captain Sensible summed it up when he proclaimed, "Someone has to keep rock alive, and the Diamond Dogs have consistently done it better than most in recent decades." Venerable pub rocker, Wilko Johnson added his own endorsement, calling Diamond Dogs "one of the coolest bands on earth."
Even '80s icon Paul Young has realized what many of us are only now just learning, "Diamond Dogs have captured the '70s glam rock era perfectly. Just press play, and you'll feel the spirits of Bowie, T. Rex, Elton, Faces, and the Stones."