New single ‘Liar’ out 29th November, long-awaited third album early January 2011, digital re-release of back catalogue.
Oxford-based quartet Dive Dive have reconvened in some inexplicable time out from their current job of being Frank Turner’s band, dragging singer Jamie Stuart with them. They’ve also brought back with them their third, self-produced album, ‘Potential’ which is preceded by the single ‘Liar’, out 29th November on Xtra Mile Recordings.
‘Liar’ comes accompanied with a video that atones for the sins of leaving poor Jamie behind and leaving us without a Dive Dive record for so long. Guest starring the ever-present Frank Turner, Juju (of Little Fish) and Jamie Lenman (ex of Reuben), the video sees Tarrant Anderson, Ben Lloyd and Nigel Powell trying out frontmen from The Vocalist Warehouse. In the end, there’s only one choice and it certainly isn’t the man known for a fondness of folk music and beards.
Now, having had three years with three quarters of the band accompanying folk-rock trailblazer Frank Turner all over the world, their punchy post-hardcore has been refined and fuelled by a renewed desire to play together. As well as the release of ‘Potential’ next year, both of Dive Dive’s previous albums will be available to buy from your favourite digital outlets on 29th November.
Since 2001, Dive Dive have been a growing concern. From their debut in 2005, ‘Tilting At Windmills’ came a barrage of positive press and fan adulation. The Independent, The Fly, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, BBC, NME and John Peel himself all fawned over their initial burst of high-octane energy. Their second album, ‘Revenge of the Mechanical Dog’, released in 2007, built upon their scathing riffs and stop-start dynamics.
1. Mr 10%
2. The Alarum
3. Damage Control
5. The You In Me
7. Ape Like Me
8. Collapse From The Hurt
9. The Point Is
10. Your Call Is Important
11. Pod People
12. Let’s Swap Places
Hidden Track – Potential
They are set to support Frank on his December UK tour – meaning swift diva-like costume changes on the night between sets – which precedes the single release.
1st – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen 0844 499 9990
2nd – ABC, Glasgow 0844 499 9990
3rd – 53 Degrees, Preston 01772 893 000
4th – The Plug, Sheffield SOLD OUT
5th – Regal, Oxford 0871 230 5595
6th – Corn Exchange, Cambridge 01223 578 000
7th – Guildhall, Southampton 0238 063 2601
8th – Lemon Grove, Exeter 01392 263 518
10th – Academy, Leicester 0844 477 2000
11th – O2 Academy, Liverpool 0844 477 2000
12th – Brixton Academy, London 0844 477 2000