Track Of The Day – Black Doldrums – She Devine


Black Doldrums merge the disorientating sonic washes of MBV allied to a swaggering Mary Chain sense of insouciant cool to produce a majestic reverb-laden tower of a song on their new single ‘She Devine’. 

Black Doldrums are singer-guitarist Kevin Gibbard and drummer Sophia Lacroix and ‘She Devine ‘ is also the title track of their forthcoming Ep which includes their epic previous single  ‘Those With A Rope Around Their Neck (Don’t Always Hang). The EP also includes more delicate moments such as, ‘Hearts That Beat, Will Never Mend’, and as a whole, 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 and how all cultures are united in the need for that same search, despite their opposing outcomes.


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Live Dates:

25.07 – Truck Festival, Abingdon

03.08 – Essex Psych Fest, Chelmsford

05.09 – The Victoria, London (Club AC30 launch show)

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. He's also been moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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