Listening back through their music of the last few years it’s easy to follow the growth and progression of Diving Station. The Manchester band reference the growing re-emergence of guitar music met with the more delicate folk tendencies of the harp.
Working with producer Hugo Meredith-Hardy (David Gray, Tallsaint, Caro), their arrangements are united by a well crafted and contemplative sound. Exploring new creative processes, whilst honing in on simplicity with each release, upcoming EP ‘June Damp’ feels like the arrival point of five years of performing and writing together. ‘Fruit Flies’ is the sound of last summer. It is blissfully nostalgic but there is also a grittiness present. The stickiness of the title’s double fricative, and the song as a whole, evoke a vivid and saccharine taste.
On the lyrics Anna reflects, “This (sweetness) was intentional as this was a first attempt at trying to write a song with a positive outlook. We wanted to capture a real sunny innocence and naivety in the words and the melody.”
Fruit Flies’ sentiment is even more appropriate in 2020, as it leaves us nostalgic for a year ago when we were reflecting on the festival season that had just passed.
Diving Station have appeared at Glastonbury, Bluedot and Dot to Dot Festivals, and made bills alongside esteemed bands such as Rozi Plain, Cherry Glazerr and Honeyfeet. Making headway on radio as BBC Introducing favourites, Diving Station have been shown support from Guy Garvey, Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson at Radio 6 Music, with Bob Harris also showing support at Radio 2.
SOURCE: Official Bio
Anna McLuckie – Clàrsach & Vocals
Sean Rogan – Guitar
George Burrage – Bass
Barnabas Kimberley – Drums & Vocals