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 in 2018. Now they announced a new EP. She Divine is out on August 23rd. It was co-produced with Pat Collier at Perry Vale Studios (The Jesus and Mary Chain, X-Ray Spex, Purple Heart Parade, Is Bliss). Title-track is the first excerpt.
pecifically, “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. Gibbard drew a parallel between the concept of spiritual and religious guidance and his own relationships; “It’s more about support and looking out for those around you. There are some lyrics in there just for us and I like to use the imagery of the word ‘divine’ to use as a general subject matter. Angels are among us but they’re your everyday heroes, your best mate or the back bone of your band.”