An expansive concoction of old-fashioned psych-rock, heavy metal riffing and billowing shoegaze with a decided emphasis on volume, London-based duo Black Doldrums - drummer Sophia Lacroix and lead singer / guitarist Kevin Gibbard - return with a brand new five-track EP on pink vinyl titled She Divine.
Vinyl 12" £11.75 AC3016054
180g pink vinyl 12" EP on Club AC30.
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Black Doldrums make music that's far more exhilarating that their name would suggest. Heavy, washy Kevin Shields-y guitars are backed by meat-and-potatoes drumming and Liam Gallagher-y vocals. There's a confidence and assurance to Black Doldrums that almost sits at odds with the music which is usually made by shy people looking at their shoes.
This record is clearly a Club AC30 record, the kind of thing found on every stage at Levitation festival and Liverpool Psych Fest and that Anton Newcombe seems to have in his studio every other week. It hints at some Sunn O))) heaviness and Indian raga scales but mostly keeps within an enjoyable modern psych kinda groove.
If you like the Brian Jonestown Massacre, My Bloody Valentine, and Ringo Deathstarr then 'She Divine' should be right up your street.
10/10 Simon 17th September 2019
Everything about 'She Divine' by Black Doldrums fits perfectly, the whole aesthetic is clearly well thought out, from the music to the artwork, even the colour of the vinyl.
If it was the 90's this band would be millionaires by now, but I have absolute confidence that Black Doldrums are going places spectacular. They have their own sound but they also fit very nicely into a scene which is becoming more and more popular again. I'm looking forward to seeing where they take their focus next, hopefully an album, as more material by this band is a blessing.
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