As devoted DIIV fans we’ve been counting down the minutes of their long-awaited return to album-making with their October 4th release Deceiver. Luckily, the band have heeded our calls and are sharing new song ‘Blankenship’ alongside a brand new video too. It’s our Track of the Day.
And, safe to say, the release bodes well for any of the band’s fans as it’s another taster of what Coca-Cola executives would call, ‘The Original Flavour’. It’s DIIV at their layered and multi-faceted best. Merging the lines between psyche, lo-fi and straight alt-rock, the band are clearly back on track.
At times the song rears its head like a battlefield horse but at others, it retires deep in the troughs of the soundscape the band create. It’s a track jam-packed with nuances and layers of sonic pleasure. It’s all pointing towards Deceiver being one of the band’s best album yet.
DIIV also announce news of a full UK tour for February 2020 including their biggest London show to date at The O2 Forum Kentish Town on 27th February 2020. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 27th September at 9am. The band will embark on a North American tour in October and December including Desert Daze Festival and a performance at Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY on October 24th, with European dates still to be announced.
You can find the full tour dates below DIIV’s brand new video for ‘Blankenship’
20/02/20 – Bristol, UK – SWX Bristol
21/02/20 – Leeds, UK – Leeds University Stylus
22/02/20 – Liverpool, UK – The Invisible Wind Factory
23/02/20 – Glasgow, UK – Queen Margaret Union
24/02/20 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – Riverside
26/02/20 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
27/02/20 – London, UK – The O2 Forum Kentish Town
28/02/20 – Birmingham, UK – The Crossing
29/02/20 – Brighton, UK – Chalk (formerly The Haunt)