The debut EP from buzzy Nottingham newcomers Divorce. Made-up of the band's first four singles, Get Mean appears at the end of an exciting year for the quartet - Felix (guitar/vocals), Tiger (bass/vocals), Adam (guitar) and Kasper (drums) - who have been making a name for themselves as "ones to watch" in the UK scene thanks to their unique brand of infectious, country and emo-leaning indie rock. Early support has come from the likes of Steve Lamacq at BBC Radio 6 Music, The Line of Best Fit, So Young and DIY Magazine and the band's captivating and hugely entertaining live outings are putting them on the map, showcasing their depth and variety of songcraft already.
Tiger explains: "It was never supposed to be an EP. We believe everything we put out under the banner of Divorce has undergone a great deal of consideration in an effort to make it ours, so that links all of our music - but these singles were not supposed to be a body of work. It was when the final track, That Hill, came into existence over the summer, that we realised they were a part of the same beast. The track finishes up our year of single releases with a tiredness for this life in all its monotony and glass ceilings. The record takes us from the juvenile arrogance of Services to the sobering bitterness of That Hill, but we felt it would be apt to have those cynical lyrics sung like you're in a bar full of old friends and an out-of-tune piano. There is a humour at the core of this record, a need to not take it all too seriously. This is sort of what we want people to feel when listening to the record, but we also feel this first record somewhat showcases our vulnerability and naivety and we think that's okay, and want the listener to be engaged in our entire journey as we learn/grow as a project. We hope you enjoy!"
2. Checking Out
3. That Hill