‘Mae’s Desire’ is inspired by 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. Golding was a member of a Parisian criminal gang and was associated with occultist Aleister Crowley, eventually attempting to murder him. She also later overcame a serious cocaine addiction and finally returned to Britain to write a fascinating and compelling autobiography, of which the band found endless inspiration.
The track’s an epic masterclass in psychedelic songmanship, with soaring guitars and vocals dipping in and out, building a huge sound that’s pinned down by a driving, focused rhythm.
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 at Perry Vale Studios (The Jesus and Mary Chain, X-Ray Spex, Purple Heart Parade, Is Bliss).
Their expansive new EP ‘She Divine’ is out Sept 6th on premiere shoegaze indie Club AC30, and they launch it at a London show on the 5th at The Victoria.
London (EP Launch Show), The Victoria, Dalston – 05/09
Liverpool, Craft Taproom – 26/09
York The Fulford Arms – 27/09
Warrington, Rivfest, Pyramid and Parr hall – 28/09
Reading, Purple Turtle – 05/10
Bedford, Esquires – 12/10
Minehead, Shiiine On Weekender, – 16/11