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Already Heard Recommends: I Divide

Having recently been crowned winners of this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam, Exeter’s I Divide are destined for bigger things, with a new EP and a UK tour alongside Funeral For A Friend in the works you’ll be hearing a lot more of the quintet in the coming months.

They’ve been compared to the likes of Young Guns and Saosin and with thriving tracks like ‘Never Be Stopped,’ I Divide are on to a winner. With their brand of energetic rock, I Divide spent their summer playing numerous festivals including Download, Slam Dunk and Hevy and since forming in 2011 they’ve played alongside Senses Fail, Deaf Havana and Protest The Hero.

Already Heard spoke to drummer Dave Mooney who discussed the bands festival experiences, the video for ‘Never Be Stopped,’ why bands should enter the Red Bull Bedroom Jam and more.

Already Heard: To begin with can you introduce yourself and your role in I Divide?
Dave: Hello, I’m Dave and I play drums in I Divide.

AH: For new listeners can you describe your sound?
Dave: We are an energetic rock band with plenty of balls. 

AH: What bands would you compare yourselves to?
Dave: I think we all have different ideas on that, but bands we get told we sound like the most are Emarosa, Young Guns and Saosin.

AH: Ok that’s all the usual questions out the way. Let’s talk about the Red Bull Bedroom. First of all what made you want to enter the contest?
Dave: I think the main prize on offer that we wanted was the chance to play at Download Festival. Aside from that, you’ve just got nothing to lose, each stage you go through, you get more and more promotion, the chance at other big festivals and then if you win, well you get free incredible recordings and a tour support with a massive band!

AH: What did you think your chance were when you entered the Red Bull Bedroom Jam?
Dave: We honestly never thought we’d get as far as we did, there’s so many awesome bands that entered and to think we’d be crowned champions has still not really sunk in if I’m honest with you! 

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I Divide Wins Red Bull Bedroom Jam 2012

South Devon band I Divide have been crowned winners of this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam.

They will be supporting Funeral For A Friend on a UK tour in the near future.

Red Bull Bedroom Jam Live Final at 5pm (GMT)

The final for this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam will take place at 5pm at RedbullBedroomJam.com.

The show will see performances from the three final bands; Sheffield’s Dead Harts, Reading’s Golden Tanks and Exeter’s I Divide.

Don Broco will also be performing live and Funeral For a Friend will be making a special appearance

Visit RedbullBedroomJam.com for more information.

Red Bull Bedroom Jam Finalists Release Music Videos (Dead Harts, Golden Tanks and I Divide)

The three final bands in this year’s Red Bull Bedroom Jam have all released new music video ahead of the contest’s final on September 17th.

Dead Harts' 'All Washed Up', Golden Tanks' 'Dead Strings' and I Divide's 'Never Be Stopped' can be viewed at RedBullBedroomJam.com.

The live final will take place on September 17th at 5pm on the the Red Bull Bedroom Jam site.