Well, hi there. Thanks to everyone who came out and saw us on our great tour down to Gainesville Fest 11 this year! You all really made this one a fantastic tour. Speaking as a longtime Fest-goer, it is often very hard to book good shows in and around Gainesville just before and after Fest, because of how many other bands are also looking to get similar shows - which thus clogs up the clubs and show spaces, ya know? Well, anyway, this tour went swimmingly! Thanks again. To all the cities that want us back: after our album comes out this winter, you'll be hearing from us for sure.
What's next in Blue Diamond Bandland? Well, our split 7" with Your Pest Band is just around the corner, and meanwhile, we're mixing our full-length right now. So, keep on hanging around, and soon you'll have some new Nato Coles vinyl for your spinnin' pleasure! We also have a few local shows coming up - keep checking this website for info, the shows end up listed here eventually.
Here's an interview our friend Aaron Lay from Gainesville did with Nato just prior to Fest. Note the prediction that the Giants would win the World Series - people, don't bet on baseball, but if you do, always bet on starting pitching and defense.
And here's an interview Nato did with the Bloomington-Normal Groove. One correction: they got the Tom Petty dates wrong in the first two paragraphs. It was 1992, and during the "Into The Great Wide Open" tour, when Nato (age 11) first saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Last thing for now: here's a photo of Nato playing guitar on top of a van in a parking lot late on night at Fest. It was awesome! Probably didn't need the sunglasses, though...