Australia’s Little River Band will release their first non-holiday studio album of original material in ten years, Cuts Like a Diamond, on August 24 via Frontiers Records.
Cuts Like A Diamond features a myriad of songs that can only be categorized as “classic Little River Band.” The first single, The Lost And The Lonely, released in July 2013, is a poignant ode to the sacrifice made by the military men and women of the world. Other highlights include the funky, free-wheelin’ groove of You Dream I’ll Drive, and Love Is, the album’s closer.
Lead vocalist Wayne Nelson said of the new disc “Frontiers approached us 2012 and wanted a CD of new material from Little River Band. They wanted a west coast 1980s sound, just like what the band used to do. At the same time, we also knew we had to embrace the new LRB and the more contemporary sound we had been moving into. In the end, I think we accomplished both. We are very excited. From start to finish, we know this is a quality project.”
The current Little River Band is Nelson, who has been with the group since 1980, Greg Hind (joined 2000), Chris Marion (2004), Richard Herring (2006) and Ryan Ricks (2012).