BLACK DOLDRUMS + guests
Live at Bedford Esquires, Sat 18th June, Doors 8pm, £10 advance
“BIKER PSYCH ACID MELTDOWN” CLASH
” INTRICATE POST-PUNK” NEW NOISE
“YOUTHFUL AND AMBITIOUS CONTEMPORARY ROCK ‘N’ ROL L ” – SHINDIG!
“MIND BENDING WAL L OF SOUND” – LOUDER THAN WAR
Kevin Gibbard and Sophie Landers produce a dark psych, contemporary form of gothic post-punk under the name Black Doldrums. Their songs contain hook and lead tribal drums and euphoric guitar textures that frame lyrics about purpose and introspection. The duo have been building up a devout following since their self-released ep on a limited number of cassettes ‘Exit City Lights’ before their first official signing to independent shoegaze label Club AC30 in 2018, releasing two sold out vinyl ep’s in 2018 and 2019, ‘Sad Paradise’ and She ‘Divine’. In 2020, Black Doldrums collaborated with electronic duo ‘TVL’s Jared Artaud, producing their debut album with grammy award winner Ted Young. In early 2021 Black Doldrums recruited former DMT member Matthew Holt on bass guitar. In March the same year, Black Doldrums signed to psych/post-punk giant Fuzz Club Records who are due to release the band’s debut album ‘Dead Awake’ in early 2022.
Tickets on sale Friday 14th January from Seetickets and in person from Esquires Bar / Slide Record Store / Vinyl Revelations (Luton)