Aussies Abroad: Divide and Dissolve embark on massive North American tour as they drop “Prove It”

Aussie duo Divide and Dissolve (Takiaya Reed & Sylvie Nehill) have been making impressive moves overseas, and tomorrow they’re set to embark on an absolutely massive tour of North America – as well as throw in a couple of support slots with Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

The shows come as the “Ambient drone duo” release the first single off their 2020 LP Gas Lit, called “Prove It”, which has been produced by Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra. In fact he’s produced the whole record. The press release for the track’s release tells us that with “a pummeling barrage of guitar and drums, ‘Prove it’ asks listeners to live out their allyship and disrupt institutional oppression. ‘Prove it’ is unapologetic doom metal that’s not afraid to get confrontational.”

You can check it out for yourself here. The video has been directed by James Robinson (@james.pdf).

Of their live show, the duo explain, “Fans can expect us to be playing our hearts out. We are extremely passionate musicians and will be blasting all of them with our full backline with the intention of leaving them feeling blissed out and completely devastated.”

They add, “Every time we are on tour seeing everyone and hearing their stories always inspires hope within us. We’re also excited to encourage settlers to give back stolen land and resources to Indigenous peoples and have conversations around decolonisation, reparations, the liberation of people of colour and the shift of power that’s occurring right now. We’re so excited to share our music.”

As they told Bandcamp Daily “Our music is helping carve out space where it isn’t supposed to be. Heavy music is apparently supposed to look, sound, and feel a certain way. Divide and Dissolve is and will continue to be a point of difference.”

Divide and Dissolve North American Tour Dates

November 6, Eugene, OR, Old Nick’s
November 8, Seattle, WA, Funhouse at El Corazon
November 9, Vancouver, Canada, The Clubhouse
November 10, Portland, OR, Black Water
November 11, Boise, ID, Visual Art Collective
November 12, Bozeman, MT, The Filling Station
November 13, Minneapolis, MN, The Cabooze
November 14, Chicago, IL, Live Wire
November 15, Columbus, OH, Dirty Dungaree
November 16, Toronto, Canada, Unit 2
November 17, Montreal, Canada, Brasserie Beaubien
November 18, Brooklyn, Park Church Co-Op
November 19, Philadelphia, Cousin Danny’s
November 20, Richmond, VA, Space Litter Records
November 21, Atlanta, GA, Drunken Unicorn
November 22, New Orleans, LA, House Show
November 23, Austin, TX, Dozen Street
November 24 Albuquerque, NM, Sister Bar
November 25, Tucson, AZ, Blacklidge Community Center
November 26, Los Angeles, CA, The Lexington
November 27, San Francisco, CA, El Rio
November 29, Olympia, WA, Le Voyeur
December 3, Santa Cruz, CA, The Catalyst (supporting Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
December 5, San Diego, The Observatory, North Park (supporting Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

Check out more of Divide and Dissolve’s music on Bandcamp and tour information over on their official website.

Larry Heath

Founding Editor and Publisher of the AU review. Currently based in Toronto, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter @larry_heath or on Instagram @larryheath.