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Divorce sign to EMI imprint Gravity Records and share new single "Birds"

13 June 2023, 17:38 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Nottingham's indie group Divorce announce their signing to Gravity Records, and unveil their latest single, "Birds".

Produced by Matt Peel (Dream Wife, Eagulls, Pulled Apart By Horses) and mixed by Grammy-nominated producer Catherine Marks (Foals, The Killers, Wolf Alice), "Birds" is the first single since the 2022 EP, Get Mean, and is accompanied by news of a full UK tour in November, following a run of dates supporting both Self Esteem and Willie J Healey.

Detailing the outfit’s first new material of 2023, co-vocalist/guitarist Felix Mackenzie-Barrow explained: “I was carrying a lot of insecurity that felt like it was piling in on me from all angles but this song was an attempt to reshape those feelings into something positive. I wanted to remind myself and all of us in the band how much belief we have in each other and in the truth of what we’re doing together”.

Discussing the accompanying video, co-vocalist/bassist Tiger Cohen-Towell revealed: “We really wanted to keep this video simple. The song isn’t really about birds at all, but I feel as a metaphor they represent both chaos and hope, so having hyper-realistic bird makeup and business person suits seemed like the logical way to go. Working with Jack Jobling (videographer) was a joy, he has a real knack for understanding our warped humour without too many questions. I think we were satisfied with the very first edit he sent through. The filming was done in one day and prosthetics are pretty gruelling, Felix actually had to drive about with his on and in a bout of road rage began squawking at another driver”

"Birds" is out now via Gravity Records.

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