We here at Contactmusic have teamed up with Festival Fever to chat to Brooklyn-based dream-rock band DIIV as they, and we, embark on the summer festival season.
We caught up with the band's founder Zachary Cole Smith to chat about everything from the differences between festivals and club shows, the pressures of a debut album compared to a second and working with his musician girlfriend Sky Ferreira.
'Festivals are fun because it's just a completely different environment', Cole muses. 'When you play at a club show, people come and they're like coming into your world. This is my club, I create the mood... But in festivals it's opposite. We are bands coming into your world.' He also frankly admitted to us that recording a sophomore album lets the band be more at liberty creatively. 'People are gonna be way more patient and wanna hear what you come up with', he says. 'The first record you have to have a clear statement of purpose like a sound and catchy pop songs.'
Cole mentions that one of his most favourite songs he's ever written was an unnamed tune with his sweetheart Sky Ferreira. However, he admits that, despite it being a good tune, it still may never get released. Diiv released their debut album 'Oshin' in 2012 on which the singles included 'Geist', 'Human' and 'Sometime'. We are eagerly awaiting the details for album two of which nothing has been announced; although, they have recently unveiled a sneak peek from a new song entitled 'Dust'.
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