Published Aug 20, 2009Operating under the alias Diamond Rings, D'Urbervilles front man John O'Regan has been indulging in his love of heartfelt, electronically-charged pop songs as of late and the results are finally starting to show. The Toronto-based singer and songwriter has myriad interests but has always keenly sought out hooks like a prospector digging for gold.
Spearheading a boutique, vinyl-only label called Hype Lighter, O'Regan's first release is a split 7" shared between Diamond Rings and Kingston, ON's PS I Love You. Released in limited quantities, it's mos def worth seeking out; Diamond Rings' "All Yr Songs" features O'Regan's bold, emphatic voice careening around a primitive, yet somehow hi-fi soundtrack that recalls Portastatic. And again, Diamond Rings have got the hooks.
Diamond Rings/PS I Love You 7" Release Shows:
August 20th - Hamilton - This Ain't Hollywood
August 21st - Guelph - Kazoo! at Ed Video
Listen to "All Yr Songs" below: