DIIV‘s long-awaited second album ‘Is The Is Are’ is out today (Feb 5) and we were joined by the band to play an exclusive acoustic session here in the NME basement.
Zachary Cole Smith and guitarist/keyboardist Colin Caulfield gave an acoustic rendition of ‘Healthy Moon’ from their new album. Watch the video below.
‘Is The is Are’ has been a long time coming – the delay partly blamed on the sea of tabloid stories plaguing the band throughout 2015. Cole and girlfriend Sky Ferreira were arrested last year on possession of ecstasy and heroin and bassist, Devin Ruben Perez, was found to have made a string of sexist, racist and homophobic comments on social networking site, 4chan.
But far from being chaotic, the new record was definitely worth the wait. Read our 4* review of ‘Is The Is Are’.
Live what you see? DIIV have just announced a string of UK tour dates:
Birmingham, Institute (March 17)
London, Heaven (March 18)
Nottingham, Rock City (March 19)
Manchester, Gorilla (March 20)
Sheffield, Plug(March 21)
Leeds, Belgrave (March 22)
Glasgow, SWG3 (March 24)
Edinburgh, Bongo Club (March 25)
Newcastle, Riverside (March 26)
Liverpool, Arts Club (March 27)
Brighton, Haunt (March 28)