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Black Doldrums + Psychic Lemon + Tval

17 June 2022 @ 7:30 pm 11:30 pm

SBD presents

“Biker psych acid meltdown” – CLASH
“Mind-bending wall of sound” – LOUDER THAN WAR
“Black Doldrums offer a mix of psychedelic rock & shoegaze to die for” – ROLLING STONE

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’ on March 11th!

Ahead of the album’s release the band have shared two singles/videos, ‘Into Blue’ and ‘Sad Paradise’

‘Sad Paradise’ (which takes its title from a handwritten poem Allen Ginsberg sent in a letter to Jack Kerouac) opens ‘Dead Awake’ and sets the tone with a tightly-wound spiral of gothic-psychedelic guitars, Kevin’s austere vocal and primal drums. Describing it as “a song about rejecting social norms”, they say that “Sad Paradise is about seeing people live their lives around you with little or no impact, just coming and going, wasting their lives away.”

“The idea was to be absolutely brutal with our songs and cut them down to what we only felt was necessary”, Sophie remembers: “Up until this point we had been experimenting and were happy with what we had created but we no longer felt the need to hide behind too much reverb and an excessive amount of guitars. It still sounds like us but it has all the elements needed to stand the test of time.”


plus support from PSYCHIC LEMON https://www.facebook.com/psychiclemon

and TVǺL New duo featuring ex-members of Thee Telepaths! facebook.com/tvalband

The venue is 18+

The multi-story St Michael’s car park [entrance on St. Michael’s Road, exit on Abington Square] is a 40 second walk from The Black Prince

£9.50 advance + booking fee

The Black Prince, Northampton

15 Abington Square
Northampton, NN1 4AE United Kingdom
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