This is the soundtrack of a solitary walk in a dark undergrowth. Between organic beats and almost human machines. Appearing only a few years ago in France, Divine Shade is a Rock, Electro trio with variable geometry. A combination of styles and influences inspired by the Cold Wave culture with a touch of Industrial music.
Interview Meikee Magnetic
Where were you born, where are you now?
Remi: We are French, we grown up in a small area in the countryside next to Lyon where it is difficult to meet people who listen to the same music we like.
Did you find others from your town with similar musical tastes?
It was kind of a struggle to find friends for sharing our musical tastes.
Who are the members and what do they play?
We are three musicians. I wrote most of the songs, playing keyboard and guitar on stage but I am mainly a singer. My brother Nico plays guitar and sometimes bass. Finally our friend Emile is on the drums.
Tell us about your sound:
First imagined as a solo concept during winter 2013, Divine Shade became a band in 2014. We can say that our music is a combination of styles and influences inspired by cold wave culture with a hint of Industrial music. Artists like Nine Inch Nails, The Young Gods, Killing Joke or Gary Numan have obviously gave us passion to make music. They’re all heroes at many points for us, however sometimes people just don’t assume their influences in order to to show off. I think this is just a matter of sharing the cycle because I don’t think we are revolutionizing the world of music. We grew up in a different world than our favorites bands and we also have other personal steps to cross over. So we’re just trying to translate it, be honest and make things meaningful for us in our work.
What are you guys up to new musically?
We’re releasing a new EP of 4 tracks called “In the Dust”. It’s taking the form of a short film divided into 4 episodes. This is the result of several years of work to create a complete and coherent project. We’re very grateful to all the people who made this project possible.
Definitely waiting to come back on stage and plan tours hoping that the pandemic situation will fade soon. We’re also working on new materials using the quarantine as an opportune time for creation.
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
There is no light without darkness, this is the eternal concept of our creative process, the struggle to overcome hindrances is sometimes difficult. Art is maybe the path to take a step back and feel the unexpected beauty coming out of old scars.