"..tinkering on the grotesque yet somehow keeping one foot in the garden of totally advanced musical concepts whilst balancing a big colourful ball of Zappa and Bitches Brew history on a seal's snout." -from 'Tete' magazine
Alien harmonics with twisted hip-hop beats, head-bending polyrhymic anomaly meets blistering country licks, scary subterranean howls ambush catchy ditties, Twelve Tone Diamonds embrace all the colours of the frequential spectrum and are obviously enjoying it.
The name is derived from a concept that involves combining twelve-tone chromatic music with the rhythmic diamond; an idea developed by percussion guru Greg Sheehan a system of playing rhythmic phrases in a displaced, mathematical sequence. Since relocating to Melbourne mid-2001 theTwelvies have developed their own sound, through dynamic group interplay, evolving compositional material and many gigs; an original band that combine the spirit and technical prowess of jazz with the blistering, raw energy of rock music.
Thai Matus - piano/keys
Nash Lee - guitar
Nic Delaney - bass
Aaron Light - drums
Julien Wilson - tenor
Lachlan McLean - alto