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New Montreal Based Duo, Diamond Day, Release Debut Single 'Noisemaker'

New duo Diamond Day unveils their first single, Noisemaker. The song is available right now on all digital platforms.

Step into Diamond Day’s lucid dream as they pioneer a unique brand of alt-pop with their debut single. Influenced by early shoegaze and electronica, the track juxtaposes distorted guitars and tape-saturated organs with a haunting industrial ambience created by Canadian producer and Grammy nominated multi-instrumentalist, Quinn Bachand, and Rosier’s frontwoman, Béatrix Méthé. Noisemaker walks the abstract line between feeling free and fragile with a contagious melody, ominous lyricism and a quirky dance feel.

Noisemaker is also paired with a music video. "Our friend Natan B. Foisy directed the music video, says Béatrix. He grew up in Joliette, Québec, close to me. When we were teenagers, the "cool" thing to do in the winter was "drifting” - “faire de la drift" we call it in French. Natan heard those floating synths and imagined cars drifting in a high school parking lot, at least the slightly trashy Québec version..."


Montreal duo Diamond Day are at the forefront of new currents in folk, indie-rock and electro, fusing atmospheric shoegaze and melodramatic dream-pop. The collaboration between Béatrix Méthé and multi-instrumentalist Quinn Bachand began in 2019 and quickly blossomed into the creation of their debut album, to be released in autumn 2023. This one will feature contributions from L'Isle (Ariane Brunet), Elijah Marrett-Hitch (Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa), Kenny Gilmore (Ariel Pink, Weyes Blood), Philip Shaw-Bova (Angel Olsen, Bahamas) and Jorge Elbrecht (Sky Ferreira, Japanese Breakfast, NO JOY).

Independently, Méthé and Bachand have toured extensively with award-winning projects, carving their way through international folk and jazz music scenes. A native of Vermont, Béatrix was raised with the traditional music of rural Québec, moving to Canada as a baby and acquiring Lanaudiere's regional repertoire from her father, founder of the legendary folk-trad group Le Rêve du Diable. Her mother, a singer-songwriter and fine arts graduate versed in early digital media, inspired her aesthetic eye. After venturing deeper into visual art, Béatrix moved to Montréal to study filmmaking, discovering indie and psychedelic folk music along the way. She cut her studies short in 2015 to pursue music full-time, fronting her award-winning outfit, Rosier. Their fusion of Québécois folk and indie-rock garnered nominations and awards, leading them to tour across 15 countries, including stops at SXSW, NPR'S Mountain Stage and the BBC.

Quinn Bachand grew up on Canada's West Coast in a home where art was omnipresent and the family's 40-year-old record collection was on a permanent loop. As the son of a luthier, he began playing guitars handmade by his father and was touring internationally by the age of twelve. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2019 on a presidential scholarship, Bachand earned nominations and awards, including a Grammy nomination with the band Kittel & Co. His involvement in the U.S. folk scene prompted collaborations with like-minded artists, including Chris Thile. In 2019, Quinn began collaborating with Rosier, quickly establishing himself as an influential, genre-bending producer on Canada’s music scene.



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