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Studio days with Dive Dive

Oxford pop-hardcore outfit Dive Dive consists of 3 members from Frank Turner's backing band The Sleeping Souls (Ben Lloyd, Tarrant Anderson and Nigel Powell), plus vocalist Jamie Stuart. The band has released three studio album, the latest one in 2011. The band has finally had enough time off from their busy touring schedule with Frank Turner to write new music and to go back into the studio to record their fourth album!

Jamie Stuart and Tarrant Anderson.

Dive Dive's music is quite different from Frank Turner's, it's punky, raw and has an almost furious energy to it, yet it's catchy as hell and there's not a single dull moment. I joined the boys in their recording studio last week to capture magic in the making.

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Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls - Studio Days

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls had a few days off tour in mid-august, and spent them rehearsing and demoing in a Hamburg studio. I on  the other hand spent most of those days shopping and eating sushi and falling in love with the amazing city Hamburg turned out to be with its art and parks everywhere.

I did however visit the guys in the studio, and got a few nice shots from there. So this is what it looks like when 5 guys are demoing in a studio in Hamburg:

So jealous of that Die Toten Hosen jacket...!

Steady there!

The songs are sounding great and I know the guys can't wait for the world to hear them. If you're heading to one of the UK shows these next couple of weeks, you'll probably get to hear some of them early! Worth the price of a ticket alone I feel!