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***Don't miss the 'SAY CAN YOU' and 'DREAM LANDSCAPE' ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEOS, created by the amazing Xeth Feinberg (www.xeth.com)! [Click on the song links above!]***

For 8 weeks, 'Say Can You' was in the TOP 20 songs on Zone Radio's TOP 40, and has also been added to the TOP 10 for the 365 Rock Radio Network! We have had repeated international airplay from radio stations in Australia, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and coast-to-coast across the USA, plus on more highly-ranked Internet radio stations that we can count.

Here's what some of our reviewers are saying:

"...this band is among the ‘new genre’ of power pop classics. Drawing inspiration from 1960s British and American rock music, this four-piece of seasoned musicians have concocted 12 tracks of fine songcraft with solid a performance from start to finish." - The Big Takeover Magazine

"‘Dream Landscape’ swirls into the ether on resonating guitar frequencies that rise and fall blissfully through beautifully astute progressions laced in glorious reverberation. Cascading bass lines straddle steadying percussion as undulating lead licks whip and harass the entire piece into submission allowing those stunning vocalisations to hold court thus stirring up audible manifestations of those 60’s psych-pop pioneers The Byrds, The Beatles, The Velvet Underground & Crazy Horse. ‘Dream Landscape’ is a truly magnificent track and this in turn only bodes well for the full album release." - Primal Music Blog

"London's Divisionists have one of the catchiest songs I've heard all year. 'Say Can You' is a huge 90s throwback, in the best possible way. It's like a forgotten mid-90s power pop gem, like a cross between Polaris and Matthew Sweet. The verses and choruses are catchy enough to make this song good, but it's the guitar solos that come in like a second vocalist and truly steal the show. The guitar is just this perfect swirling persona that comes in and then fades away. Each time it returns, it's even fuzzier and more riveting than the last. 'Say Can You' is a must listen". -- If It’s Too Loud


"[Divisionists] do not use their experience within the scene to complete a routine task, but to scan their own boundaries and actually do something new. That alone, draws us completely over. Songs like ‘All Fall Down’, ‘We Must Be Careful’ and ‘Freedom’ are food for foodies who love to experiment with different styles, and are not afraid to explore the limits of each of them. The result is a record that will stun and drift the listener into another world." - Erik Van Damme, Snoozecontrol (translated from the Flemish)

"By combining alternative groovyness with pop-culture sensibility, Divisionists present a glimpse of the future to come... And that future’s so bright, you gotta wear shades." -- Jammerzine

"...massive similarity to Bandwagonesque-era Teenage Fanclub... ['Say Can You'] is an invigorating melodic, irredeemably catchy song that boasts polished production and resplendent harmonies." -- The Record Stache

"Just as bewitching as incredibly radiant. Divisionists' music is for dreamers, idealists, and those who hope for a better world! They impress the listener with sounds like a 'sweet and velvety caress'... a 'wild and impetuous cry' against a world gone bad.. 'an exhortation to dream, to live intensely, to travel with mind and body..'" -- System Failure (trans from Italian) -- who also named us in their TOP TENS BANDS FOR JANUARY 2017

"‘There was always something’ about this song that would catch your ears. Divisionists have pretty much nailed an enchanting grunge psych sound that will leave ‘Say Can You’ etched in your mind." -- Mytacism Music, Song of the Day


To see all reviews with original links, please visit our FB page:
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released March 17, 2017

Divisionists are:
Brendan Quinn: lead and backing vocals, guitars, piano, organ

Mark Bennett: guitars, synths, backing vocals

Mike Whitaker: bass, piano, backing vocals

Rob McGregor: drums, percussion

Additional performers:
Brian Idd: Saxophone on All Fall Down

Gwen Knighton: Backing vocals on Colours (Song for a Spaceman) and We Must Be Careful

Lisa Makros: Backing vocals on Freedom

Recorded at Perry Vale Studios, The Mill House, and Haiku Sound
Mixed at Haiku Sound
Produced by: Brendan Quinn
Tracking engineer: Pat Collier
Mastered by: Don Grossinger
Cover photo by: Echo Kirk
Band photos by: Ian Falconer
Additional thanks to: Graham and Peter Thewlis


Also available on major distribution through iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Pandora, and many others!

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Hello from London! Our music embraces psych rock, power pop, and reimagined traditional folk ballads, all with a loud and memorable rock influence.

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Track Name: Say Can You
I was searching for something
I was searching for something I can't say
I was living for nothing
I was living for nothing when you say
Can you see through me?
Can you care for me?
Today?

There was always something
There was always something in the way
I was getting nowhere
I was going nowhere when you say
Can you see through me?
Can you care for me?
Today?

I was searching for something
I was searching for something I can't say
I was living for nothing
I was living for nothing when you say
Can you see through me?
Can you care for me?
Today?
Track Name: Fraction of Grace
Behind your eyes
I see a fraction
Of the grace I get from you
Behind your eyes
I see a fraction
Of the grace I get from living through
Your eyes

And I know
It's just a question of whether
The light of the stars is true
And I know
It's just a question of whether
The shine of the moon
Can cloud your view

And just for a while
It all just fades away
In your smile

Behind your eyes...

I see
You
Track Name: Alone
Isolation took me
By surprise
I hadn't figured out
That you
Were telling lies
You
Always said that I
Would never make it alone
Never make it alone

Tears in the back seat
Of a taxi
In a land
Where I don't speak the language
And I don't know where to stand
And you
Always said that I
Would never make it alone
Never make it alone

We tell ourselves that we will
Someday understand
Why nothing ever
Seems to
Work out
Like we plan
And you
Ought to know that I
I will make it alone
Track Name: Dream Landscape
I can only get there in my sleep
Where the people always live in peace
Everything is perfect in my dreams
But every time I wake up
Well it seems so far away
Track Name: The First Casualty
I see it on the t.v.
People in the streets
The leaders are all hiding
While the people speak their peace

Now the tanks are rolling
Helicopters too
I don't know what to believe
I don't know about you

When the night is over
Which one are you?
Occupying spaces?
Or calling in the boys in blue?
Track Name: Pale Blue Eyes
Sometimes I feel so happy
Sometimes I feel so sad
Sometimes I feel so happy
But mostly you just make me mad
Baby you just make me mad
Linger on
Your pale blue eyes

Thought of you as my mountaintop
Thought of you as my keep
Thought of you as everything
I'd had but couldn't keep
I'd had but couldn't keep
Linger on
Your pale blue eyes

If I could make the world as pure
And strange as what I see
I'd put you in the mirror
I put in front of me
I put in front of me
Linger on
Your pale blue eyes

Skip a life completely
Stick it in a cup
She said: "Money is like us and time
It lies but can't stand up
Down for you is up"
Linger on
Your pale blue eyes

It was good what we did yesterday
And I'd do it once again
The fact that you are married
Only proves you're my best friend
But it's truly, truly a sin
Linger on
Your pale blue eyes
Track Name: Colours (Song for a Spaceman)
Take a picture for your friends
They like to see where you have been
Take another look around
(and around and around and around)
At the coloured lights
And the groovy sound

And if the pictures aren't quite right
Must be a figment of the light
Can't hold
The colours
That were in your mind

Light another cigarette
(Blow the smoke rings out around your head)
You're going to quit but not quite yet
(Maybe tomorrow)
Strike up a conversation or two
(Or three or four or five or more)
Try to catch a point of view
(ooh ooh ooh)

And if the words don't come out right
Must be an echo in the night
Can't hold
The colours
That were in your mind

Take a picture for your friends
(Do you feel alright?)
So they can like who you have been
(Do you feel alright?)
Take a final look around
(Do you feel alright?)
Then fall weightless to the ground
(ah ah ah)

And if you find you're not quite right
Must be a shadow in the light
Can't hold
The colours
That were in your mind
Track Name: Little Margaret
Little Margaret sitting in her high hall door
Combing her long yellow hair
She saw Sweet William, and his new made bride
Riding from the church so near
And she's thrown down her ivory comb
She's thrown back her long yellow hair
She said I'll go down and bid him farewell
And never more go there

Night coming in, and day being gone
When most men were asleep
Little Margaret appeared all dressed in white
Standing at their bedfeet
Saying, "How do you like your pillow?"
She said, "How do you like your sheets?
And how do you like the fair young lady
Lying in your arms fast asleep?"

Such dreams, such dreams I do not like
Such dreams, they are no good
I dreamed my floor was covered in gore
And my true love was swimming in blood
And he's gone out to the stables
And saddled up the dappled roan
And rode all day to Little Margaret's house
He rode to her house alone

Is Little Margaret in her room?
Or is she in the hall?
No, Little Margaret's in her cold black coffin
With her pale face turned to the wall
It's once he's kissed her lily-white hand
Twice he's kissed her cheek
Three times he's kissed her cold corpse lips
And fell in her arms fast asleep
Track Name: Moonlight Devil
A night in early November
The devil is hid in a kiss
Though you may think that you're clever
You've never seen her like this

Oh, in the morning
This will all seem a dream
But until then, my darling
Is forever, or so it would seem

A flash of light in a mirror
A sliver of moon in the sky
You equally want her and fear her
When she's got that look in her eye

Oh, by the morning
This will all seem a dream
But until then, my darling
Is forever, or so it would seem

That night in early November
The devil was hid in her kiss
Though I tried to be clever
Now I'm here dealing with this

And oh, by the morning
It did all, seem a dream
And since then, my darling
Is forever, or so it would seem
Track Name: All Fall Down
You can see them
Dancing
On the winter wind
Needle-nosed angels
Full of death and sin
Guided
By a distant faceless hand
That answers
Only to
The voice within
So we pray, pray, pray
'Cause we all fall down
We all fall down

It's the static on the line
In a conversation
The lens that films
Our every waking hour
It's the tension
Underlying
The situation
Resistance
Underneath
The boot of power
So we pray, pray, pray
'Cause we all fall down
We all fall down

Omnipresent
Anonymous Lord
Have mercy
On us subjects here below
The machine
That runs our lives
Is out of joint
And it's left us
With no other
Place to go
So we pray, pray, pray
Because we all fall down
We all fall down
Track Name: Freedom
a broken sky over empty streets on an august afternoon
having breakfast in a cold cafe
i've searched on land and on the sea
and i've found nothing left to lose
you've taken everything from me
i'm free

slip away in a sunset fog; turn my collar to the night
disorderly on a cold canal
i've searched on land and on the sea
and i've found nothing left to lose
you've taken everything from me
i'm free

settle down in a painted room with sunlight shattered rays
looking for a place to hang my hat
i've searched on land and on the sea
and i've found nothing left to lose
you've taken everything from me
i'm free
Track Name: We Must Be Careful
In the morning
Take a carriage
To an airport
To a plane
To a country
Full of people
Who work nine to five
And never show their pain
And we
Fellow travellers
Must be careful
Not to get caught up too much
In the things that they say
When they're in their cups
For the first punch
Means we'll all end up in cuffs
So take care
In what you say
And what you touch

In the evening
When the sun fades
And we're not sure that the dawn
Will ever come
In the darkness
There's a cold light
That reflects
A wounded king upon his throne
And we
Facing shadows
Must be careful
Not to forget what is real
For they say a pure heart's
Mightier than steel
But that doesn't make it
Easier to feel
So remember
What to show
And to conceal

Floating on
The midnight river
And reflecting
On the passage of the days
Which seem to bleed
Into one another
Like a watercolour sunset
On a page
And we
Paddling upstream
Must be careful
Not to lose sight of our goal
Though we might be feeling
Weary in the soul
And our leaden arms
Can't take another row
Because backwards
Is nowhere
We want to go