DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ABOMINATION
AND DROP INTENSE VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE ‘ASSIMILATION’
Abomination out February 16 via Dero Arcade
+ Winners of Best Heavy Album at the 2017 Age Music Victoria Awards +
+ US shows supporting Poliça – Feb 2018 +
+ Playing a free show at Brunswick Mechanics Institute this Friday Dec 16 +
Divide and Dissolve 2017 // photo credit Tasha Tylee
“crucial to the current paradigm of heavy music.” – The Fader
“the kind of bone-rattling music capable of shaking the entire world to its core.” – Afropunk
“herein lies their mission: to occupy and disrupt systematic forms of oppression and empower people of colour and Indigenous peoples around the world.” – Beat Magazine
Melbourne band DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE are proud to announce their forthcoming second album Abomination will be out February 16 via Dero Arcade. Featuring the first single ‘Assimilation’ which was released with its music video today, Abomination is the follow up to first album Basic, which won Best Heavy Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards this year.
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 debut LP Basic in March, which earnt them Independent Artist of the Week on FBi, Best New Music on 4ZZZ, coverage on renowned outlets including The Fader, CVLT Nation and Afropunk, 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 in the world, 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.”
WATCH: Divide and Dissolve 'Assimilation'
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.
Divide and Dissolve are playing a free show at the Brunswick Mechanics Institute this Saturday 16 December. They will continue to actively acknowledge Indigenous sovereignty and traditional land owners, and respect the sacred land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation.
DIVIDE AND DISSOLVE - Abomination
out Friday February 16 via Dero Arcade
Abomination track list:
3. Cultural Extermination
4. Reversal ft. Minori Sanchiz-Fung
8. Indigenous Sovereignty