Leave Love sees Perth expats Dianas crafting a mass of swirling guitar noise and daydreaming harmony. It’s been a two-year gap since the trio’s self-titled debut but with this latest, they’re still toying with a similar sound, albeit one which nudges toward a rawer, more kinetic feel.
Indie pop melody and surf rock's riff-rhythm dynamics are deployed to full effect. Instrumental ‘Intro’ makes clear that the group don’t mind leading in with something a little scrappy. But there’s plenty of phasing texture and rhythmic pummel to boot. Touched with melancholy, title track and ‘Leave Love’ and follow-on ‘Heart of Me’ showcase the trio’s knack for honeyed vocal layering’s. In all Leave Love’s fuzzier grit shies away from some of the aural candyfloss of its predecessor, yet it’s every bit as magic.