Nato Coles And the Blue Diamond Band – Flyover – New LP
Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band (Minneapolis, MN) are a mainstay of the Twin Cities rock ’n roll music scene and are, at this point, dangerously close to achieving "veteran" status.
Formed in 2010 by Nato (Used Kids, Modern Machines) and drummer Mike Cranberry (The Manix), the band has released a number of EPs and two full-length albums: Promises To Delivery (2013) and Live At Grumpy's (2016). They perform a style of high-energy punk rock shot through with a roots-of-rock 'n roll drive. They've toured nationally a few times, but are constantly gigging around the Upper Midwest.
Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band adhere to a two part code:
1. Be excellent to each other
2. Play loud!
Their new album, Flyover, is out November 15, 2019 on Don Giovanni Records.
Faster and Louder - "Flyover demonstrates why I'm such a fan of Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band. It's an album full of memorable characters, compelling stories, and eternal truths - all presented in the context of great American rock and roll. This is an album that could be enjoyed equally by a Fest attendee and your (admittedly hip) grandfather. It's full of songs that remind us to savor the remarkable moments in our lives and take the time to get to know the people we encounter in this world."
Also Faster and Louder put Flyover in their Top 25 albums of 2019, and the band in general made their Top 10 bands of the 2010s!
New Noise Magazine - "...there are few modern groups playing today that can nail such a brilliant mix of classic and current guitar rock. The fact that the lyrics are as impressive as the music is a bonus."
Jersey Beat Magazine - "...ageless heartland throwback Nato Coles sings for the heroes, the outlaws, and the working men and women who like their rock loud and proud. A+"
And we made Jim Testa's Top 10 of 2019, woohoo!
Maximum Volume - "To brass tacks. Imagine if the Hold Steady were jamming with Thin Lizzy and Springsteen and The E. St Band. That’d be the best band in the world, right? Brother, put “Under The Flyover” on and tell me I am lying."