CATALYST is the new single from Scottish band DIVIDES. A testament to recent hardships of line-up changes and growing apart from old friends, the track is a new start and telling of things to come from forthcoming EP EMBERS due 24th November.
“The band has been through a lot. We have lost a few friends but on the other hand we have gained many. Catalyst is an argument. Nicole admitting to the world she is not always the good guy, she makes mistakes too. Its about when you look at a situation and think… Is this fight really worth it? Whats the point? Move on. A total revelation”
– David Lennon, Guitar
Forming in early 2014, DIVIDES barely had time to breathe once first single Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost was released, perking up the ears of BBC Radio 1, XFM, Amazing Radio, The Scottish Sun, Scuzz TV, Kerrang!, Rock Sound and Punktastic. This wave of momentum led to their support for fellow Glaswegians Vukovi, alongside tours with Rory Indiana, Forever Never and Breathe In The Silence, alongside a performance at T In The Park. However, the band met their first struggle with several line-up changes, including the departure of their then singer, which set them back in their tracks.
Eventually, the band recruited Nicole Mason
on vocals, who had up until this point dabbled as a solo artist, inspired by her love of soul and blues music. Her emotive and flawless croons were a perfect fit to DIVIDES
breed of melody driven rock.
Drummer Scott Johnson, bassist Stephen Ladds and guitarist Connor Macleod (formerly in Yashin) joined to complete the line-up. Stronger and more inspired than ever before, the band proceeded to release standalone single Make A Killing in 2016.
Produced by Romesh Dodengoda (Don Broco, Twin Atlantic, Lower Than Atlantis), forthcoming EP EMBERS captures DIVIDES trials and tribulations as a band, but most importantly showcases triumph in new life. The band will announce UK tour dates very soon.
“We feel like Embers is us telling the world that this is our band, and we are ready. We loved Recording in Wales with Romesh, he’s been on the scene for a long time and produced some of our favourite bands. It was a great learning experience, he had an awesome studio and we valued his input into the record”
– David Lennon, Guitars
1. Before I Go
2. Last Words
4. Sink This City