KakiMusic: talking with DIVIDE
Posted on 31 March 2013
Electronic post-hardcore band DIVIDE from Jakarta will be coming to Kuala Lumpur soon, on their THIS IS NOT A HEADLINE tour, organised by Peter Says Denim Malaysia, in collaboration with An Honest Mistake Records and The Linch Agency. Since this is the band’s first visit to Malaysia, we decided to get the introductions rolling.
So, who’s in the band, and how did you guys get together to form DIVIDE?
Dani: Hi my name is Danindra, you can call me Dani. I do guitar and clean vocals for DIVIDE.
Describe your sound in three words.
Dhenaldi: Unlike any other.
Going digital: How was the reception when you released your first mini-album Commas in Period online? Would you do it again for subsequent albums?
Dani: We didn’t actually released the album online, we gave out free downloads for a couple of songs and sold over 1,700 copies in Indonesia, Australia, and other countries. It took us almost 2 years to finally post the EP online and not all of ’em are free to download. I’m not sure if we’re gonna release this album online cause we went really hard on that […], so we’re probably gonna stick to selling copies haha.
When is the best time to listen to your music?
Dhenaldi: You can actually listen to our songs anytime! In any moment.
What are your band’s influences?
Dani: The one and only, the main reason we’re making songs and go out to play shows. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA. Yep, no objection from the other band members. Apart from that we do have our personal influences. Mine’s Jonny Craig.
Why should the Malaysian audience come to your gig?
Dani: IT’LL BE THE BEST GIG EVARRRRR!! Seriously the line-up is [mind-blowing] — we have Villes from Singapore; our good friends I,Revival who got signed by Zestone Records; and we’ve got plenty of tricks up our sleeves, we’re definitely gonna go hard on this show.
What’s on your playlist at the moment?
Dani: Blackbear mostly, City and Colour, Enter Shikari, Jonny Craig, and Tyler Carter. I’m a pretty mellow man actually haha.
Your band is fairly new but has already toured quite a bit. What’s in the future for the band?.
Dani: Yeah I guess we’re pretty lucky haha. Its been an amazing adventure for us as a band, meeting new faces, getting the chance to try different kinds of local foods. We’re currently writing our new stuff, and maybe we’ll tour some more. We’d love to tour South East Asia, Australia, and the US hopefully.∗
Date: 12th April 2013
Doors open: 5pm
1.) Dead Eyes Glow
2.) Azure For Janne
3.) I, Revival
5.) Tres Empre
6.) Villes (SG)
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