Universe is Woman receives world wide digital distribution

The stunning debut EP from Rose and the Diamond Hand  finally receives world wide digital distribution on Friday 10th February 2017. This is perhaps timely in the light in the recent impact of the Women’s Marches and future plans to combat misogynistic rumblings from Le Casa Blanca.

Originally released in Autumn 2016 the four track collection brings together the incandescent vocal style of Rose Niland in a trip-hop/dub soundscape,  which is gaining increased interest. Rose’s stunning vocals are well known across the Manchester music scene, it’s time for her to gain wider recognition and her talents to be shared with a much bigger audience.

Live Rose and  the Diamond Hand create atmospheric, downtempo songs with a gothic tinge. Intense bass, subdued electronica and primal beats provide a frayed canvas for Rose Niland’s expressive vocals, earning the band comparisons to Portishead, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Cocteau Tiwns.


The EP will be available on I-Tunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and many more digital outlets.  A video to accompany the release will be coming soon.


Rose and the Diamond Hand are (left to right) Rose Niland, Bob Clowrey, Mark Corrin and Leonie Fox

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Rose and the Diamond debut on German Shepherd

It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of the debut EP from Rose and the Diamond Hand.

Rose is Rose Niland, whose soulful and memorable vocal style has dominated the Manchester music scene for several years now. We released her debut solo EP “From Now” in 2014 to wide critical acclaim.

Rose is an active singer, songwriter, producer and musician, as well as Rose and The Diamond Hand, she features in Poppycock, vVULVa, and The Little She Girls.

Rose, Bob, Mark and Leonie

Rose is joined by Bob Clowrey on Synthesizer/Samples and Keyboards, Mark Corrin on Bass Guitar, and Leonie Fox on Drums for this release.

This debut EP “Universe Is Woman” delivers four atmospheric songs which have already become live favourites. The glacial and gothic tinged down-tempo sound of the band has evoked comparisons to both Portishead and Siouxsie & The Banshees. Rose’s soulful, melancholic vocals and enigmatic lyrics are delivered over a striking and minimalist musical backdrop. Hypnotic bass and drum rhythms are intertwined with subtle experimental electronic textures to create an evocative mood. The songs on the EP include the yearning, catchy shimmer of “Icicle” and the cyclic, pulsing soul of “Universe Is Woman”. Also included is “Dominate”, a fierce, attitude packed cut, and “Extended”, a haunting, otherworldly number.

The EP is released as download only on August 12th on our Bandcamp portal at £2.75 (exc VAT)

A gig to support the release takes place at our regular venue The Eagle Inn, Collier Street, Salford on 13th August,  Rose and The Diamond Hand is also part of our Salford Music Festival German Shepherd Showcase on October 1st, also at The Eagle, and supports Georgio “The Dove” Valentino at his EP launch on December 3rd, again at The Eagle.