Melbourne band Divide And Dissolve have announced details of their forthcoming second album, ‘Abomination‘. It will be out February 16th via Dero Arcade.
‘Abomination‘ is the follow up to their debut album ‘Basic‘, which won Best Heavy Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards this year.
The first single, ‘Assimilation‘ has just been given a music video which can be seen below.
Divide and Dissolve – Takiaya Reed (saxophone, guitar, live effects) and Sylvie Nehill (drums, live effects) – are a heavy two-piece who create music designed to decolonise, dismantle white supremacy and empower people of colour & Indigenous people the world over. After releasing their ‘Basic‘ in March, which earnt them Independent Artist of the Week on FBi, Best New Music on 4ZZZ, coverage on renowned outlets, and a support slot with Poliça on their forthcoming 2018 US tour, Divide and Dissolve have quickly become one of the most talked about acts, touring frequently across Australia and the United States, their live show renowned for their bone-crushing wall of amps.
On the story behind their new single ‘Assimilation‘, the band share:
“We are still experiencing the fatal effects of the continuation of the colonial project. They continue to demand that we forget about our ancestors, traditions, and ways of survival that have existed and sustained us since time immemorial.“
‘Abomination‘ is a culmination of their experiences over eight instrumental tracks, drawing inspiration from our ancestors, rivers, forests and bodies of water. The album exists as a platform to transform the experience of space and time, to divide and to dissolve white supremacy, to decolonise, to fight for Indigenous Sovereignty which has never been ceded.
Divide and Dissolve debuted these tracks live at St. Paul’s Cathedral this year as part of Melbourne Music Week, after holding a peaceful protest against patriarchal white sovereignty, the inhumane treatment of refugees on Manus Island, Black deaths in custody; Indigenous, Black people, and people of colour being oppressed, and included projections onto Flinders Street Station and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
They played a free show at the Brunswick Mechanics Institute last weekend and will continue to actively acknowledge Indigenous sovereignty and traditional land owners, and respect the sacred land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation.
Keep an eye out for more live dates.
3. Cultural Extermination
4. Reversal ft. Minori Sanchiz-Fung
8. Indigenous Sovereignty
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