10 Questions With Diiv As They Release Their New Album ‘Frog In Boiling Water’

1. In a nutshell, who is Diiv?

Diiv is a small tribe of humans who have found a way to entertain large groups of other humans, so they travel around doing that in exchange for resources.

2. Your new album name Frog In Boiling Water, where did that come from?

A book called The Story of Bby Daniel Quinn, which is about the consequences of the human race’s adoption of agriculture. He uses the frog in boiling water metaphor to describe the experience of people in modern civilisation.

3. What track are you most proud of on the album and why?

‘Everyone Out’, because it was rejected at first, but it persevered and worked really hard, never giving up, overcoming adversity, truly earning its spot on the tracklist. We really thought it was just going to give up and go home, but it proved us all wrong.

4. If your band had a superpower, what would it be?


5. What’s the craziest thing that’s happened to your band on tour or at a gig?

In Tijuana, Ben was walking to the hotel from the venue with all our merch money in his pocket, when a cop did a stickup on him with a taser and took the stack of cash. We’d left our van in San Diego because it wasn’t registered, and the next morning we had to walk across the border the San Diego carrying all our gear across that mile long sky tunnel thing because the promoter who’d offered us a ride was too hungover to drive.

6. Where are you guys most excited to tour?

Iceland, if they invite us again.

7. Who or what influences your most recent music?

Late-stage capitalism.

8. Any party tricks amongst the band?

We can get any number of people to talk about absurd conspiracy theories in under two minutes.

9. What’s the strangest place or circumstance you’ve found inspiration for a song?

The astral plane.

10. What can we expect from you in the future?

You can expect us to keep making music and traveling around playing it for people because that’s how we survive.

Photography courtesy of Diiv.



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