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DIVAN 'Modern Knowledge'

“Modern Knowledge” is the debut album by Irish band DIVAN, who have made waves on their own at home and abroad. ‘Shards’ and ‘Sale Of Lakes’ are two prime openers to catalogue bedlam and pease respectively. Syncopation in a running feature throughout,

As keen about their image as they are their sound, DIVAN simply dive-in at the opportunity to get down and lay bare what they want to accomplish on this record. Folk tones you might associate with Little Green Cars sit within melodies of ‘Patron Of The Love’. While harmonies on ‘The Soulless Kind’ breaks down the silence to stir the themes and give a sombre song to feature.

Helped along production-wise by the brilliant Brent Knopf of Menomena and EL VY fame. The album is worth a listen to find gems that cater for all. Comparisons to Death Cab For Cutie are likely to occur after listening to ‘An Ocean, Not A Vail’.

“Modern Knowledge” is out now.