Diana (band)

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DIANA
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Indie pop, synthpop, chillwave
Years active 2010s-present
Labels Paper Bag Records, Jagjaguwar, Culvert Music
Website http://dianatheband.com/
Members
  • Joseph Shabason
  • Kieran Adams
  • Carmen Elle

DIANA is a Canadian synthpop band, consisting of Carmen Elle (vocals), Joseph Shabason (keyboards) and Kieran Adams (drums).[1] Their debut album Perpetual Surrender was a longlisted nominee for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize.[2][3] It was followed by their second album Familiar Touch in November 2016.

Biography[edit]

Formed by Toronto musicians Joseph Shabason and Kieran Adams after another project they had planned to work on fell through,[4] the duo later added vocalist Carmen Elle.[5] Originally intended as a recording project which would not tour,[6] popular interest in their early demos on SoundCloud led them to begin touring, with Paul Mathew also joining the band's live performance lineup.[5]

Perpetual Surrender was released in August 2013 on Paper Bag Records and Jagjaguwar.[4] They have toured extensively across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom to support the album, both at music festivals and as an opening act for Austra.[6][7]

In November 2016 they released the album Familiar Touch.[8]

Elle is also a member of Army Girls and has played with Austra and Moon King.[9]

Discography[edit]

  • Perpetual Surrender (2013)
  • Familiar Touch (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "DIANA | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Polaris Music Prize announces 2014 long list" Archived 2014-07-03 at the Wayback Machine.. Aux, June 19, 2014.
  3. ^ Cills, Hazerl (September 13, 2016). "DIANA's Carmen Elle On Art And Anxiety". MTV News. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  4. ^ a b Diana: Perpetual Surrender. Pitchfork, August 23, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "First Play: Diana, Perpetual Surrender". CBC Music, August 20, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Radar Band Of The Week - Diana". New Musical Express, August 5, 2013.
  7. ^ WATCH: DIANA Gives Us Reason to Daydream in “Perpetual Surrender”. Filter, July 10, 2013.
  8. ^ "DIANA announce 'Familiar Touch' album". DIY. September 21, 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  9. ^ Heisey, Monica (September 25, 2015). "Carmen Elle's Complicated Relationship with Compliments | Broadly". Broadly. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 

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