Divide and DIssolve

“crucial to the current paradigm of heavy music.”
– The Fader

“the kind of bone-rattling music capable of shaking the entire world to its core.”

“Divide and Dissolve’s abstract instrumental doom songs ooze creativity and pain.”
– CVLT Nation

Divide and Dissolve are Takiaya Reed & Sylvie Nehill, a heavy two-piece band based in Narrm (Melbourne, Australia). They utilize drums, guitar, saxophone and live effects to create music designed to decolonise, decentralise, and destroy white supremacy. Takiaya is from Turtle Island (so called United States) and part Cherokee and Sylvie grew up in Geelong and is part Māori. They are always seeking to pay respect to their ancestors.

Divide and Dissolve have quickly become one of the most talked about live acts and are renowned for their bone crushing wall of amps that take over the room, creating a powerful and unforgettable experience unlike any other. Performing sold-out shows at home & abroad. Launching their latest album Abomination in the midst of showcasing their incomparable sound at SXSW 2018, Divide and Dissolve have incontrovertibly arrived.

Today the duo announce extensive North American tour dates with Sumac, including a slot at Treefort Music Festival in Boise, ID. More details are below. They have also announced that their upcoming LP will be produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Ruban Nielson. In addition, the band have signed to Australian booking agency, 123 Agency alongside Tash Sultana, The Veronicas and more.

More info on ‘Abomination’:

Abomination is a culmination of their experiences over eight instrumental tracks, drawing inspiration from their ancestors, rivers, forests and bodies of water. The album exists as a platform to transform the experience of space and time, to divide and to dissolve white supremacy, to decolonize, to fight for Indigenous Sovereignty which has never been ceded.

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