Isolation Division started life as the solo project of Mat Thorpe. Mat has played in several local bands over the years, culminating in playing Bass for The March Violets at their 2007 reunion gig at Leeds Uni. This gave him the confidence to begin work on what was to become his debut album ‘Sotto Voce’.
‘Sotto Voce’ was eventually released in mid 2011 and received some very positive reviews from independant magazines and music blogs across Europe and the USA. Around the same time Mat began playing Bass for another band, Distorted Pictures, where he met Steve Drawbridge (Drums) and Natasha Donald (Guitar). Steve agreed to play live drums for Isolation Divisions next CD. Progress was slow dues to other commitments and a lack of confidence on Mat’s part to turn the band into a live act.
In early 2013 Natasha started learning Isolation Division songs with a view to performing some tracks as an acoustic duet. This gave Mat the incentive and confidence to try and complete a full band line-up and Warren Pasqil was recruited on Bass.
Things move slowly in the world of Isolation Division, but in December 2013 the band played their debut gig in Leeds and have continued to play live. On 1st December 2014 ,almost 12 months to the day since their first live gig, Isolation Division released their new Ep, ‘7th Magpie’.
Isolated… Divided… Still Dreaming…