DIIV – 24/02/20 – Riverside, Newcastle
After a turbulent few years, DIIV have made a triumphant return with their third studio album, ‘Deceiver’. The New York group have developed their shoegaze stylings into a harder, more robust sound which has been defined by frontman Zachary Cole-Smith’s recent rehab treatment for substance abuse issues. The band’s sound has always been influenced by the likes of Nirvana and My Bloody Valentine, but their third release introduces heavier riffs coupled with grunge ballads that reveal Cole-Smith’s deeper anguish.
DIIV’s live shows have always been hazy affairs that transport the audience into a dreamlike state. When they play Riverside in February we’re in no doubt that you’ll experience a wide selection of DIIV’s back catalogue, with anthems like ‘Under The Sun’ and ‘Doused’ being sure to make the setlist. Be sure to get your tickets sooner rather than later, as this is definitely not one to miss.