HUDDERSFIELD metal band Divide are to appear with US act Boy Hits Car when they kick off their UK tour on November 22.
The bands will play at The Chapel venue, at The Parish on Kirkgate.
Divide and Kent-based emo/metal band Car Crash Television will be supporting Los Angeles band Boy Hits Car, who are on an 18-date tour of the UK.
They have toured with the likes of System of a Down, Incubus and Papa Roach and are currently promoting their new album The Passage.
Boy Hits Car deal in a unique mix of styles that they like to call ‘lovecore’ and since releasing their self-titled debut album in 2001 they have built a reputation for powerful live shows.
The gig marks Divide’s return to its original line-up, after bass player Matt Dryden rejoined the group several months ago.
Divide was originally formed in 2001 by singer Andi Carroll, guitarist Steve Alday and drummer Paul Thompson – who met at Huddersfield University.
Matt joined the group in 2003 after seeing them play at former gig venue Abrahams, on Westgate.
The band penned a set of all-new material and enjoyed support slots with Hell Is For Heroes in their UK tour in 2003, as well sharing a stage with Hondo Maclean, Johnny Truant and Breed 77.
In 2004, they recorded an EP, The Beauty Of Destruction.
But two years ago, Matt left the band to pursue solo projects.
Andi, Paul and Steve carried on, with Andi on vocals and bass duties.
They had a short stint with another bass player, but he left and Matt rejoined the group.
He said: “It’s really, really good to be back to the original line-up. It’s great to be playing with Boy Hits Car, they are an amazing band.”
Divide have been playing gigs in Paul’s home city Newcastle, where he now works, and Andi’s hometown, Hartlepool, where he works as a music teacher.
Before Matt rejoined the group, Divide took part in recent Channel 4 programme Mobile Act, where judges including Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley, Calvin Harris and Blur’s Alex James searched for the next big indie act.
Divide reached the final, but did not ultimately fit the ‘indie’ image the competition required.
They also recorded an album with producer Jon Mitchell, who has worked with Enter Shikari and Funeral For A Friend.
The album is set to be released next year.
Entry to The Chapel gig costs £6 in advance or £8 on the door. Tickets can be bought from The Parish or via www.myspace.com/thechapelvenue.
For more information about the bands, check out www.myspace.com/divideonline, www.myspace.com/carcrashtelevision, www.boyhitscar.com and for tickets to Boy Hits Car’s other gigs, visit www.the-takeoveruk.com.