Now working with Dan Weller (Sikth) who is at the realm of production, defining the sound of their new music! ‘Invincible’ the first single dropped from the EP Satellites, is already playing on over 80 radio stations and the video is airing on SCUZZTV the EP will be out on general sale in May 2016 along with new single Satellites.
A band driven by a desire to create the kind of noise people simply have to stand up and hear the most exciting, not to mention anthemic- rock act to emerge from South Wales in decades are finally here and not a moment too soon. Inspired by the political, message-heavy words of fellow countrymen Manic Street Preachers, the instrumentation of Idlewild, and the penchant for melodic pop sensibilities evident in the likes of Mansun and Peace, The Undivided make music that’s impossible to ignore. Soaring guitar chords launch from atop punishing riffs, shuddering bass lines carry the rhythms forward, and sledgehammer drumbeats underpin this combination of harmony and electricity.
Hailing from the South Wales Valleys, the four-piece (comprising lead guitarist and singer Joe Disson, percussive maestro Rhydian Mason, guitarist Lew Bray and joining in 2014 Bass guitarist Craig Prosser ) formed circa 2010, born from the ashes of previous aural endeavors and built on the back of long-standing friendships. A successful meeting of minds, a period of incessant and relentless gigging followed, which saw them perform dates across the UK- including support and opening slots for Ash, The Xcerts, Kids in Glass Houses, The Dirty Youth and IDivide - with praise coming from Kerrang!, Rock Sound, NME and XFM, to name but a few.
Their previous album ‘this New Day’ produced by Romesh Dodangoda, helped garn the funding support from the Welsh Arts Council, radio play from BBC Introducing Wales, BBC Introducing Radio 1, Nation Radio, Team Rock Radio, the hype is almost as big as the main-room filling tunes on the record. Thankfully, though, in this case it’s deserving, with The Undivided set to fulfil their ambition of breaking with the norm to deliver truly poignant, meaningful and moving songs through expert musicianship and devastatingly honest lyricism. They secured a sync placement for the instrumental version of ‘Headlights’ from the previous album ‘This New Day’ on the opening and closing credits of BBC 4 Royal Institute Christmas lectures, in December 2014.
US and Canadian College radio airplay followed which has already awarded them a CMJ radio distinction, donned them a place at Canadian Music 2015. Their exciting and energetic showcase performances earned themselves the support of US sync agents. The band returns by invitation to CMW in May 2016, as well as a place on Focus Wales.
"The Undivided have a knack for writing anthemic songs as big as the mountains that overshadow their hometown of Abergavenny" Kerrang Magazine
“The Undivided, delivering an onslaught of post-hardcore goodness” Rock Sound Magazine
“With the bands melodic anthems the future is looking bright for The Undivided” Big Cheese Magazine
"Don't Panic. The Undivided are here to Save us!!” Plugged In Magazine
“Wingman guitarist Bray does a fine line in stadium trashing intros, and numbers like ‘Open Your Eyes’ and ‘Panic’ are immediately mesmerising. Singer Joe comes alive on these numbers too, as if he knows Bray’s scorching intros, a collision of U2, early Simple Minds, and SLF, are something to follow and indeed match." ArtrockerTV
The Undivided’s tracks