News Wed 18 Sep 2019



DIIV release a video for their searing new single, “Blankenship” - watch / share HERE

Announce a UK tour for February 2020 including their biggest London show to date at The O2 Forum Kentish Town on 27th February 



"#1 best rock song right now" - The FADER 

“Hypnotic” - NME

“Aching and brutally honest” - Rolling Stone 

“A rebirth” - Pitchfork 

"a new slowcare gem" - The Line Of Best Fit

"a pop-edged noise rock thriller" - Clash

“Excellent” - Paste 

Today, DIIV reveal their new single, “Blankenship”, taken from their forthcoming third full-length album, Deceiver, released on 4th October 2019 via Captured Tracks. The song’s ominous bass line and crawling beat devolve into frenetic string bends and vitriolic lyrics that welcome inspection of the song’s namesake. The acerbic song is paired with the band’s first music video in six years, shot in California in Trona Pinnacles, Sequoia National Park, and in Los Angeles; and directed by Sean Stout (Deafheaven, Death Grips, Chelsea Wolfe).


DIIV today 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. Full dates are listed below with UK shows in bold, and tickets are available here

Rebirth takes place when everything falls apart. On Deceiver, DIIV craft the soundtrack to personal resurrection under the heavy weight of metallic catharsis, upheld by robust guitars and vocal tension that almost snaps, but never quite. The new album from Zachary Cole Smith (lead vocals, guitar), Andrew Bailey (guitar), Colin Caulfield (vocals, bass) and Ben Newman (drums) was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Sonny Diperri (Protomartyr, Trent Reznor), marking the first time the band has written as a unit or worked with an outside producer. It is preceded by 2012’s Oshin and 2016’s critical and fan favorite Is the Is Are. NME ranked the latter in their Top 10 albums of the year and Pitchfork’s audience voted it one of the Top 50 albums of 2016 whilst the outlet dubbed it “gorgeous.”


DIIV 2019 Tour Dates:

11/10/19 - Perris, CA - Desert Daze Festival ^

12/10/19 - Phoenix, AZ -   The Rebel Lounge ^

14/10/19 - Austin, TX - Mohawk ^

15/10/19 - Houston, TX - Satellite ^

16/10/19 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall ^

18/10/19 - Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium ^

19/10/19 - Detroit, MI - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit ^

20/10/19 - Cleveland, OH - Phantasy ^

22/10/19 - Boston, MA - Paradise ^

23/10/19 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts ^

24/10/19 - Brooklyn, NY -   Warsaw ^

27/10/19 - Washington, DC - Black Cat ^

05/12/19 - San Diego, CA -  Belly Up Tavern +

06/12/19  - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Guild Hall +

07/12/19  - Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst +

08/12/19  - San Francisco, CA -  The Fillmore +

10/12/19  - Seattle, WA – Crocodile +

11/12/19  - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall +

13/12/19  - Sonoma, CA - Sonoma Redwood Barn + 

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)

^ w/ Chastity

+ w/ Froth