Artist info


Indie, Pop, Rock

Sounds like

The Triffids, The Go-Betweens, The National, Belle & Sebastian, Oh Mercy, The Cure, Augie March, Bright Eyes

band members

Damien Goerke - Vocals/Guitar. James Luscombe - Drums. Anthony Pugliese - Guitar. Ed Smith - Bass.


The Go-Betweens, Bright Eyes, The National, The Triffids, Augie March, Oh Mercy


Sidewalk Diamonds are an Australian-Indie-Rock four piece from Perth who wouldn’t be offended if you compared them to The Triffids or The National. Formed in 2008 but truly realised in their upcoming release, The Postcard Collection EP.

Frontman Damien Goerke’s lyrics are as important as the melodies he puts them to, where Anthony Pugliese’s guitar lines set them up to be knocked out of the backyard by the always reliable rhythm section of James Luscombe on drums and bassist, Ed Smith. Damien writes in a similar vein to Courtney Barnett, if she was working a full-time job, his heart has him concerned about the questions, lack of answers, and excuses we come up with for anything and everything life serves us.

Yes, they’re aware they’re from an isolated city, but their music will make you feel anything but.