Frontman Zachary Cole Smith blasts the US festival in Tumblr rant


Diiv‘s Zachary Cole Smith has blasted US festival SXSW in an online rant today (March 14).

The frontman is clearly not having a good time at the industry festival, which is currently taking place in Austin, Texas. So much so that he took to his Tumblr to let off some steam, writing: “Hi Austin. Fuck SXSW. There…I said it.”

Smith, who signed off his blog with his middle name Cole, then went on to detail why he hates playing the festival and focused his anger towards “drunk corporate goons” and “industry vampires”.

He wrote: “Here, the music comes last. 5 minute set-up, no sound check, 15 minute set. The ‘music’ element is all a front, it’s the first thing to be compromised. Corporate money everywhere but in the hands of the artists, at what is really just a glorified corporate networking party. Drunk corporate goons and other industry vampires and cocaine. Everyone is drunk, being cool. ‘Official’ bureaucracy and all their mindless rules. Branding, branding, branding. It’s bullshit… sorry.”

Diiv released their debut album ‘Oshin’ to critical acclaim last year (2012). The Brooklyn indie-rockers recently released ‘Wait’, the latest single taken from the record, which features model/singer Sky Ferreria in the video.