INFOBOXGenre(s): Indie/Alternative, Pop
From: Vienna, Austria
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DIVES was formed in February of 2016 after Dora De Goederen, Tamara Leichtfried and Viktoria Kirner met at the Austrian Girls Rock Camp. The Viennese underground scene was immediately taken by their surf-ish sound. German SPEX magazine sees the band in one line with „indie heroes such as the Shop Assistants, Feelies […] with influences of bands such as La Sera or Waxahatchee”. DIVES are contemporary and yet, there’s an 80s vibe going on here, referencing artists like Altered Images but also the early Black Tambourine or La Luz.
DIVES already toured throughout Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic, played with artists such as L.A. Witch. The trio opened the Popfest Wien in July 2018 and performed at the renowned festivals c/o Pop, Popkultur Berlin, Reeperbahn Festival and Waves Vienna in fall 2018. DIVES have been awarded the 2nd XA – Music Export Award at Waves Vienna 2018 and became one of the “Focus Acts 2019”.
Their full-lenght debut album “Teenage Years Are Over” was released on 15 November 2019 via Siluh Records, followed by a tour in Germany and shows at Viva Sounds Gothenburg and Eurosonic Noorderslag 2020.