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Brooklyn indie band DIIV to perform in Bangkok and Singapore

HAVE YOU HEARD? sure like to keep themselves busy and our wallets emptied. Shortly after this month’s hotly anticipated Phoenix concert, the Bangkok promoter is bringing another sonic wonder, DIIV (pronounced “dive”).

The New York dream pop quintet are playing in Bangkok for the first time Saturday, September 9 at The Link Asoke-Makkasan, headlining #HYHBKK Weekend Noise with DIIV with support from local shoegaze and noise pop faves Hariguem Zaboy, Cloud Behind, Triggs & the Longest Day and FOLK9.

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It’s not just Bangkok. After having to bow out from Laneway 2016 last minute, DIIV are set to deliver their long-overdue Singapore debut on Sunday, September 10 at The Pavilion, Far East Square. The show is brought to you by Symmetry Entertainment.

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Singapore tickets are now available through TicketBox at SGD65. The price goes up to SGD80 at door.

Bangkok tickets are THB1,300, going on sale starting August 4, 10am through Ticket Melon. At door price is THB1,500.

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DIIV was founded in 2011 as a solo project by ex-Beach Fossils drummer Zachary Cole Smith. He recorded “Sometime” and “Human”, what would become DIIV’s first singles, before recruiting the rest of the band. They released full-length debut album Oshin in 2012 to favourable reception from critics. After a lengthy hiatus, the band returned with 17-track followup Is the Is Are in 2016. It comes in No. 7 on NME’s Albums of the Year 2016 list.

The current lineup consists of Smith (lead vocals, guitar), Andrew Bailey (guitar), Colin Caulfield (keyboard, guitar, backing vocals), Devin Ruben Perez (bass) and Ben Newman (drums).

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