The New Black Diamonds – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

TNBD: The New Black Diamonds is a Rock band from Sweden.


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

TNBD: The Swedish rock band The New Black Diamonds is based in the city of Eksjö and has been around for 1.5 years, but the band members are all experienced musicians with a broad musical background.

The music that is played is self-composed rock music by Catrine Jakobsen.

The 23-year-old singer Klara Frisk fronts the band and has also written the lyrics to their latest release Redemption Day. Catrine Jakobsen also plays bass, Emma Bro played Klaviatur but is now replaced with Fredrik Lindemalm, John Bergstrand plays the drums and Max Månhammar plays the electric guitar. In 2020, they have released the EP “I’m Back” and the single “Redemption Day”. The band is united by a passion for playing and developing rock music together.


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

TNBD: Our musical influences are bands such as Deep purple, Kiss, Joan Jett, Orianthi, Black Stone Cherry and Dorothy. In our music there are elements of both blues and pop splashes.


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

TNBD: We wish people to like our music and listen to it. A hit that is played over and over and has a meaning to people would be a dream.


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

TNBD: The female bass player Catrine Jakobsen writes the songs and together with the band they form them to its best. On Redemption Day Klara wrote the lyrics.

The lyrics of the songs are about life, love, lost and get strong again.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

TNBD: We promote our music and shows on spotify, youtube and social media such as Twitter, Instagram and facebook.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

TNBD: Why not?


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

TNBD: The song we wish we had written is Heavens on fire by Kiss. It’s a really good song and will never be forgotten.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

TNBD: Well for sure Corona is our pet peeves when we haven’t been able to play live or even rehears in a couple of months, but now we’re back on track again.


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

TNBD: Our proudest moment was when we met for the first time and heard that we really could make some good music together.


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

TNBD: Now we’re working on new material and soon we enter the studio and the music will be released in spring.


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from? 

TNBD: We have our Ep I’m Back and our single Redemption day on shazam, napster, anghami, amazon music, 7 digital, pandora, deezer, itunes, spotify, tidal, 24/7, tik tok, google play

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