John O’Regan, of The Durbervilles, has really succeeded with his side project Diamond Rings. “All Yr Songs” has Spoon-like music backing John’s calm yet self-conscious vocals. The song is not too pop that it should not be taken seriously, but the “oohs” and “ahhs” are delivered so perfectly that this song is hard to stop listening too.
I was not at all surprised when I saw that TV On The Radio and Kanye West grace John’s list of influences. With a little bit more work he could have a nice combination of Kanye’s production with TV On The Radio’s flat out awesomeness. If the song is not what you expect at first, keep listening and give it a chance. I highly recommend it.