Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Nottingham Noisemakers Return: DIVORCE's 'Gears' is a Raucous Alt-Country Riot

Nottingham alt-country band  DIVORCE comes back with 'Gears' - a track that blends twangy guitars with a grungy undercurrent. Fresh off touring with legends The Vaccines and Bombay Bicycle Club, the band continues to impress with their exploration of the messy in-between of youth and adulthood.

The track 'Gears' is an exhilarating and reassuring ride. The first paragraphs convey a picture of a hectic night, just avoiding danger "Thank the Lord I got back safe / The dogs were biting at my heels all the way down the home strait". The protagonist resigns himself to this being his "life now," a recurring theme throughout the song.

The lyrics hint at a strained relationship: "Don't wait up / I'll try your phone", with the singer yearning for the carefree days spent with friends "Where's Jackie and all of my friends?". The frustration builds alongside the distorted guitars, culminating in the desperate appeal "I don't remember when the gears got stuck."

With 'Gears',  DIVORCE prove once again their prowess in crafting immersive and thought-provoking music. The song is a relatable anthem for anyone feeling stuck in a routine, questioning where it all went wrong. Fans of introspective indie rock will find solace in the band's raw authenticity and relatable lyrics, making this track a standout in their discography.

Karolina Bartosik

Image: 'Gears' Official Single Cover


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