Vancouver's fast-rising, dream-pop quintet Blonde Diamond (formerly Youngblood) is reimagining the live-music experience with their palpable, unapologetic, atmospheric vibe and performance. What started as a creative outlet for front-woman, Alexis Young, Blonde Diamond has now received international recognition for their "simultaneously dreamy and vicious" sound led by powerhouse vocals and ethereal instrumentals. Crowds surrender to the Karen O-like frantic energy and Debbie Harry-esque magnetism.
This world-class wrecking crew has toured extensively across Canada, Europe, Australia, the US, and India, sharing bills with Portugal. the Man, Broken Social Scene, CCR, and Chromeo, as well as sold-out Commodore Ballroom shows in Vancouver with Bishop Briggs and Mother Mother. They were named a must-see band at Toronto's Canadian Music Week, BreakOut West and Australian Music Week 2016, as well as playing festivals FOCUS Wales and The Great Escape (UK), Reeperbahn (Germany), and NH7 Dotin (India) among many others in 2017.
The debut single, "Feel Alright" (2016), produced by DJ Sleepy Tom, peaked at no. 6 on the Spotify Viral Charts within a week of its release, with the rest of the EP now approaching 1M streams. In 2017, Youngblood were the winners of the coveted nation-wide JUNO Master Class mentorship program.
2018 will see the release of the band's new EP "Fantasy Love" in October, featuring 6 freshly minted tracks, including the first single and video for Better When You're Close, released in April 2018, and Dark Place, released July 2018.