Black Doldrums are a London-based duo comprised of singer-guitarist Kevin Gibbard and drummer Sophia Lacroix. They signed with Club AC30 and released the debut EP. Sad Paradise is out now. We introduced them with the powerful “There Is No Eye”; now full streaming is available via Spotify.
‘Sad Paradise’, taken from the poem Allen Ginsberg gifted to Jack Kerouac “The Denver Doldrums”, is an expansive, completely collaborative piece of work. Gibbard tells us “With just the two of us, it’s a close relationship with its challenges. We don’t have a lot of people we can rely on and for creativity this can be both productive and destructive as well as rewarding due to the fact we both have something in common to work against. It’s us against them. Lyrically, I like to keep things simple and base each song around a theme as appose to a specific subject. More a feeling than a story. In terms of composition, each song ends up being a journey as we like to experiment and push it as far as we can with just the two of us. Our whole approach is that a song should write itself.”