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EMILY BREEZE
RITUALS

Cult heroine of Bristol's underground music scene (and grand-niece of the great Irish poet and novelist Brendan Behan), Emily Breeze scales new heights with her remarkable new band and album Rituals
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Black Doldrums
She Divine Ep

Club Ac30
LP
AC3016054
0603375160548
23 Aug 19

INDEPENDENT
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180g pink vinyl. "If Phil Spector was a goth this is what his wall of sound would be like, relentless, pounding beats over fuzzed and distorted guitars and topped with a vocal so ethereal it's barely there." - Shindig! "A huge slab of noise that sits between Spacemen 3 and the Brian Jonestown Massacre." - Clash Magazine "Greasy biker psych and brown-acid meltdown." - Vive Le Rock Black Doldrums, the lauded London-based power-duo, are returning with their expansive new EP 'She Divine' on premiere shoegaze indie Club AC30. Known for delivering layered echo-drenched guitar with heavy, relentless drums, Black Doldrums create transient and euphoric dark psychedelia and they've once again captured their raw, untamed energy with the help of producer Pat Collier. Utilizing waves of reverb-drenched distortion, singer-guitarist Kevin Gibbard and powerhouse drummer Sophia Lacroix construct an awe-inspiring sonic monolith over the five tracks that make up 'She Divine'. The record pulsates with dynamic rhythm and distant vocals seem to howl from inside a void of limitless noise. From the infectious, garage-inflected 'Those With A Rope Around Their Neck (Don't Always Hang)' to the more delicate, 'Hearts That Beat, Will Never Mend', the release explores themes of the divine and femininity. Specifically, "She Divine" refers to Aldous Huxley's 1954 psychedelia-induced masterpiece 'The Doors of Perception' where constant reference is made to the search for divinity. The two also took influence from the tragic story of Betty May Golding (aka Tiger Woman), a 1920's singer, dancer and model who was a member of the London Bohemian set, and this informed their artwork. 'She Divine' also includes the bands only collaboration to date with closer 'T -W-R-T-N-D-H' a mix by Broken Light. "We wanted to give people more this time around and experimented with remixing and including a guest appearance for the first time. Because we are so tight it's been hard to collaborate in the past but this time it felt natural and easy so we went with it". Recalling the early ragged glory of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or the Black Angels, Black Doldrums are instantly recognised for their malevolent drums and gloriously ferocious riffs. The band is influenced by much of the proto-psych of the 60s, icy post-punk of the 80's and the Brit-rock swagger of the 90's.
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