It’s still great, even in my forties, to have a submission drop into my inbox (in amongst the excessive amouint of stuff in there and the people who keep sending follow-up emails, despite the fact I ask people so nicely not to do so) and think ‘Yes! This is my new favourite band.’

Austrian band DIVES are a surf-pop trio consisting of Dora de Goederen (drums), Viktoria Kirner (bass), and Tamara Leichtfried (vocals, guitar) and they come from Vienna.

The trio draw from the 60s – girl-bands like the Shangri-La’s, as well as both the post-punk c-81 sound and the c-86 indie-pop attitude. Amongst their influences are 17 Seconds’ faves The Shop Assistants. They will release their debut EP on November 3. The first track to be made available is ‘Shrimp’ and you can see the video below.

The EP will be available digitally and on vinyl and CD on Siluh Records. It’s only available for p[rivate stream at the moment, but you will have to take my word for it that it’s very good indeed.

The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Shrimp
2. Concrete
3. Roof
4. Tomorrow
5. Drum
6. Squeeze

There’s only dates in Austria and Germany announced at the moment, but they are as follows:

October 20  – Linz, Willyfried
November 18 – Vienna, Fluc (EP launch)
November 29  – Munich, Milla
December 1 – Leipzig, Tiff
December 2 – Berlin, Schokoladen