Since their start a couple of years ago, Providence indie rock trio Tiny Diamond have become quite the musical amalgamation. Mia Dady, Jess Texieira, and Piera Leone bring an interesting mix of vintage alternative rock and harmonious folk and twee-pop to construct a sound that has a bit of an edge along with resonating mellow tones. During a time in Providence’s music scene where it seems like new bands are popping up on a weekly basis, these three ladies succeed in straying from the pack by keeping things authentic. They possess a unique sense of vigor and melody and it shows with their debut self-titled EP that’s being premiered on Vanyaland today.
Each track was recorded live in one take at Leone’s basement studio Seventh Street Studios in Providence. What makes the EP so great is the continuous harmony shown when the trio sing in unison. It puts the listener in a trance and it soothes the senses, each member of Tiny Diamond brings something different to the table with their voices melding together wonderfully. Leone’s cello playing also adds a gothic and orchestral vibe. All of these contrasting dimensions and compatible harmonies make Tiny Diamond not a typical run of the mill alternative rock act.
Leone’s skills on the keys set the vibe in “New Perspective”, the harmonies in unison led by Dady that are exhibited throughout the entire track make it truly special. That vintage alternative rock edge comes through on “Godman”, the way the Teixiera’s guitar sounds harks back to the styles of the late ’80s and early ’90s reminiscent of Nirvana and P.J. Harvey. On “Anxious” there’s that gothic vibe that was mentioned earlier and Leone sings the chorus with a lot of soul and emphasis.