Dick Diver New Start Again on Colored LP + Download
Reissue of Melbourne-Based Band's Critically Acclaimed Debut / First Domestic Release
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One year after releasing Dick Diver's third full-length effort, Melbourne, Florida, Trouble In Mind is pleased as punch to make the revered band's first two critically acclaimed studio albums - 2011 debut New Start Again and 2013 follow-up Calendar Days - finally available domestically on vinyl for eager and discerning listeners.
The band sprung to life in 2008 from four talented songwriters and members of Melbourne's thriving DIY/punk scene who sought inspiration in the precious, yearning chords and poetic lyrics of Brisbane's Robert Forster and Grant McLennan of the Go-Betweens rather than the squall and feedback of Aussie punk forefathers The Saints or the ugly, brutish pummelling of feedtime or the Cosmic Psychos. The band's lyrics speak to a very real and present Australian existence, often referencing everyday slices of life and utilizing native turns of phrase, congealing it all into rich earworms with casual, affable, scrappy charm.
New Start Again was the band's first full-length offering after their debut "Arks Up" single, simultaneously surprising many and no one with it's sprawling range of melodic twists and turns. From opener "Through The D" - which starts with a patient drum pulse before launching into the infectious jangle of guitarists Rupert Edwards and Alistair McKay's chiming chords - to casual anthem and album closer "Head Back" (penned by bassist Al Montfort), the band holds the listener's attention steady and true with inventive and memorable songs.
For those who'd just discovered the band via their US debut Melbourne, Florida, or for those who missed out initially, Trouble In Mind presents the missing pieces of the puzzle from this truly essential and important band. New Start Again is ready to get started again. Re-released in North America on vinyl, housed in (nearly identical) artwork by band member Steph Hughes, a full color inner sleeve and includes a download code!
"Dick Diver is the best living band in Australia." - Courtney Barnett