Diver are an Australian indie rock band that formed in late 2019.
The story of Diver begins when singer songwriter Ruston Taylor and pianist Michael Forno began jamming and writing together in 2017. Taylor’s love of all things Rock and Forno’s natural swing on the keys was an instant match. However after a number of failed projects and collaborations, the pair decided it was time to get serious. In the spring of 2019, drummer Miller Brand joined the duo, and the sound of Diver began to evolve. The band was completed in early 2020 when bassist Jordan Mitchley jumped on board.
Hailing from Sydney, Diver burst onto the scene with the release of their debut single 'Seabreeze Motel'.
Following a string of sold out shows, Diver quickly began to develop their unique sound. With keyboard and synth driven leads, meeting melodic bass and rhythms, Divers sound is a tribute to their influences, while forging a new path.
After the release of their second single 'Sober', Diver further established themselves as one of the hottest prospects coming out of Sydney. Having played notable venues up and down the East Coast such as Sydneys Oxford Art Factory, and the famous Vinnies Dive Bar on the Gold Coast, Diver have already captivated audiences around Australia, building a loyal fan base as they go.
It is no secret that Diver draws on a huge array of influences.
"Diver has a certain feeling behind their music that never loses its gusto and lets the songs breathe and build as the play on.They bring together elements of classic rock, hard rock, Indie-pop, and alt-pop together to create something that feels familiar in a way but also incredibly fresh." - The Sounds Wont Stop
From the indie/alternative bands of the 90's and early 2000's, to the the classic melodies of singer/songwriters in the 60's and 70's. The Killers, Oasis, RHCP, Silverchair, Neil Young, David Bowie and Kings of Leon, are just a sample of the artists and acts that have been noted by members of Diver for the influence they played on shaping the bands sound.
On August 30, Diver released their third single, 'Flame', a melodic bass stomper full of grit and heart. Flame is out everywhere NOW.
RUSTON TAYLOR - GUITAR/VOCALS
MICHAEL FORNO - PIANO/KEYBOARD/SYNTH
JORDAN MITCHLEY - BASS GUITAR
MILLER BRAND - DRUMS
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