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Black Doldrums

London’s Black Doldrums are renowned for delivering multiple layers of echo-drenched guitar and heavy relentless drums, creating their transient and euphoric dark-psych, shoegaze. 

Recently announcing details of the first single to be taken off their anticipated debut album, the male-female deuce of singer-guitarist Kevin Gibbard, anchored by dark haired drummer Sophia Lacroix created their album with engineer/producer James Aparicio (credits include Spiritualized, Nick Cave, Depeche Mode) . 

Recalling the early ragged glory of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or the Black Angels, the band is influenced by much of the proto-psych of the 1960s, icy post-punk of the 80’s and the swagger of the 90’s, taking their name from Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Denver Doldrums’ and their gothic-psych aesthetic, charmed from Syd Barrett’s ‘Madcap’ era.

Last year kicked off with the band supporting The Cult of Dom Keller’s album launch, followed by a string of shows in the US as well as UK summer festivals playing alongside The Fall, Lee Scratch Perry and Dead Rabbits. Most recently at the end of 2017 Black Doldrums completed their first UK tour sharing half of the dates with Fuzz Club’s 10’000Russos.

Black Doldrums will be hitting Bishops Stortford during their intense eighteen date UK and Ireland tour commencing this April to coincide with the single launch.

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