Divorce spin life’s chaos into art with new single ‘Gears’ and announce major London show

Divorce return with 'Gears', a poignant reflection on life's balancing act, alongside news of their most significant headliner at Islington Assembly Hall.

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Nottingham’s own, Divorce, are back with their latest track ‘Gears’, a song about the struggle of balancing life’s many roles.

They’ve also shared the news of their biggest UK headline show yet at London’s Islington Assembly Hall in October. If you’re local to their roots, catch them for two special nights at Nottingham’s Bodega.

Coming off a year that saw them tour with big names like Bombay Bicycle Club and The Vaccines and after dropping their well-received EP Heady Metal in 2023, Divorce are on a roll. Their music, a mixture that dives deep into personal insecurity and societal expectations, has garnered critical acclaim and secured a spot on the BBC 6 Music playlist.

‘Gears’, crafted alongside producer Catherine Marks (known for her work with Boygenius, Foals, and Wolf Alice), delves into the emotional toll of trying to meet everyone’s expectations, often at the expense of one’s own well-being. Felix Mackenzie-Barrow, Divorce’s lead singer and guitarist, shares that the song stems from a personal place of trying to juggle his new life in London with the demands of being in a rapidly rising band.

As ‘Gears’ plays out, it starts with a soft melody that sharply twists into an intense, emotional climax, reflecting the inner turmoil of its central theme. Mackenzie-Barrow remarks, “I was spending all of my time working or playing shows and couldn’t maintain any kind of social life…The song came out of those frustrations.”

Divorce have a busy schedule ahead, including their tour with Everything Everything and appearances at international festivals, 2024 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for Nottingham lads.

Divorce – UK live dates 2024

Tickets on sale here.

Pre-sale for both Bodega shows and Islington Assembly Hall begins 10am on Wednesday 13th March. General on sale from 10am on Friday 15th March.

26 March – SGW3 Galvanizers, Glasgow, UK **
27 March – Stylus, Leeds, UK **
29 March – New Century Hall, Manchester, UK **
30 March – New Century Hall, Manchester, UK **
31 March – De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill, UK **
02 April – Junction, Cambridge, UK **
04 April – Rock City, Nottingham, UK **
05 April – Troxy, London, UK **
06 April – O2 Academy, Bristol, UK **
25 May – Bearded Theory Festival, Derbyshire, UK
01 June – This Must Be The Place Festival, Leeds, UK
15 June – Brighten The Corners Festival, Ipswich, UK
16 June – Black Deer Festival, Kent, UK
28 July – Truck Festival, Oxford, UK
30 August – Brighton Psych Festival, Brighton, UK
31st August – Manchester Psych Festival, Manchester, UK
1st Sept – Edinburgh Psych Festival, Edinburgh, UK
25 Sept – Bodega, Nottingham UK
26 Sept – Bodega, Nottingham, UK
23 October – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK

** = Supporting Everything Everything

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