Anyhow, the band are back at it and have a second album in the offing (offing is a strange word).
‘Slipping Away’ is “basically a song about trying to be a better person,” says DIANA’s Kieran Adams.
“It’s about trying to uncover the layers of experience that you build, the things that create your world that aren’t necessarily under your control, and trying to let go of boundaries that you might feel enclosed by. Pride and expectations do so much harm to individuals and society and we often push away enlightenment because we have a flawed image of what a positive shift feels like, and we choose comfort instead of change.
It can be a struggle and I think that’s reflected in the track. It’s dance music at its core, but we were trying to balance the elements that feel a little more ‘heady’ and introspective with elements that are more visceral. It takes an effort of both mind and body to pull yourself away from old habits, and separate the pride and regret that are sedimented into our life experience.”
The song has strong featured vocals from Gary Beale, who was on Canadian Idol.
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Austra DJ set @ Button Factory (€5, Free entry for ticketholders to gig) [DJs] The band DJ after sold-out gig.
Saturday November 23rd
White Denim @ Whelan’s (€18) [Rock]Austin Texas rock band playing songs from Corsicana Lemonade and a handful of other albums.
Half Moon Run @ The Village (€15) [Indie-pop] Montreal four-piece. Support Mikhael Paskalev.
Inni-K @ Unitarian Church (€10) [Folk] Kildare singer/songwriter with support Rhob Cunningham.
MS MR @ The Academy (€14.50) [Pop] New York-based indie-pop duo.
Souvenir: Mixtape Project @ The Back Loft, Dublin 8 (€11) [Eclectic] Featuring illustration, themed culinary delights, aerial dance, music from Ickis Mirolo and light installation, all combined to create a one night only live visual mixtape.
DIANA’s ‘Born Again’ has featured here a fewtimes in the eight or so months, and now, the Toronto band are about to release their debut LP Perpetual Surrender on August 19th on Jagjaguwar.
The video’s kaleidoscopic effects for the title track (folded paintings of singer Carmen Elle manipulated) is a good fit for the track’s atmospheric soft-rock leaning pop. The song sounds a bit like Chairlift’s recent album Something. The song gets a 12″ release backed with a as yet unheard Four Tet remix available on the pre-order.