20-23 July 2023 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Orbit Saturday 2023

Divorce are Tiger Cohen-Towell (Vocals, Bass), Felix Mackenzie-Barrow (Vocals, Guitar), Adam Peter Smith (Guitar) and Kasper Sandstrøm (Drums). They cite a broad range of influences from LCD Soundsystem, Mitski, Big Thief to Tom Waits & Americana outfit The Felice Brothers.

The band burst into life in early 2022 with their explosive indie alt-country debut ‘Services’ which was soon followed up with pop-infused ‘Pretty’, both of which generated acclaim across the press and radio landscape alike, winning fans in DIY, So Young, Clash, The Line Of Best Fit, Fred Perry Subculture, The Independent, Rough Trade, Gemma Bradley (BBC Radio 1), Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music) & Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music).

The four-piece also embarked on their first UK tour in March / April, selling out their debut headline shows in both London & Nottingham. They also played two packed out shows at The Great Escape 2022, which led to the band picking up booking agent Ed Thompson from Free Trade Agency (Jungle, Superorganism, Soccer Mummy & Pigs x7), for all areas of the world except America. Subsequent to those Great Escape shows, the band are now in discussions with Sub Pop Publishing about signing a deal.

Over the first few weeks of ‘Checking Out’ being released into the world, the band have also bolstered that support, with plays from Chris Hawkin’s (BBC 6 Music), John Kennedy (Radio X) & a whole number of further plays by Steve Lamacq on both his drive time show & late night New Music Fix shows.

Spotify have also shown their love for the band, choosing them to be the face of their ‘Fresh Finds UK & Ireland’ playlist as well as adding them to their global ‘Fresh Finds’ & ‘Hot New Bands’ playlists. The 4-piece have also recently found support in the internet’s busiest music nerd, Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop) who confessed his love for Divorce.

Most recently on 20th October, avid supporter Steve Lamacq put the band on his BBC 6 Music Roundtable with ‘Checking Out’ receiving acclaim from all guests, scoring 26 out of 30 points from the judges, Mark Thomas, Nemone Metaxas & Jim Kerr, this resulted in the band winning that weeks edition of Roundtable.

‘That Hill’ will be the fourth & final single on the ‘Get Mean’ EP & is set for release on 29th November, with accompanying video currently in production. ‘That Hill’ sees the band take a softer approach to their delivery, but does not scrimp on the band’s storytelling ability.

With 2023 firmly in sight, the gang are currently demoing new music (some of which you can listen to below). They are also booked in the studio this December with Matt Peel (Eagulls, Menace Beach, WH Lung), at The Nave in Leeds to record & test the waters with a fresh producer to the band. Should this session go well, they intend to lay down a further five new tracks in January with Matt.

The initial thoughts are for four of these tracks to be released as singles throughout the first half of the year, leading into festival season, with the remaining two tracks to be released as part of a second EP in autumn 2023.

Felix & Tiger are prolific writers & already have a number of ideas that they are working on which would form the body of the band’s debut album, with the intention for this to be recorded throughout 2023 / early 2024 & released in the latter half of 2024.

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