DOLDRUMS new video for Copper Girl. 12" single out this week on Souterrain Transmissions
As Doldrums’ first ever proper European tour & festival dates come to an end and they head off to the States to support Unknown Moral Orchestra, a brand new video for final EP track ‘Copper Girl’ is now online.
Showcasing the darker side of their new 3-track 12”, released this week on Souterrain Transmissions, the video follows free downloads of live favourite ‘Jump Up’ and the single title track ‘Egypt’. ‘Copper Girl’ is a more melancholic & unnerving track, as reflected in this fevery video directed by American artist Alessandra Hoshor.
Recontextualing the bombshelter desperation of the Montreal noise scene into an 8 minute warehouse club jam, Doldrums’music deals with the loss of the individual, a bodiless, Soma-fried peeling back of surface emotions to expose an attitude both utterly bleak and mesmerizing. On 'Egypt', his androgynous voice comes across mid-panic attack, floating in a sea of chopped up samples, disembodied vocals and primal percussion that almost does bring to mind an ancient, crumbling civilization.
In 2011, after hearing Doldrums’ interpretation of their song ‘Chase the Tear’, Portishead released his song as the b-side to their single. At the same time, new tracks fell into the hands of cult London indie label No Pain In Pop, and were quickly confirmed for release as ‘Empire Sound’, his debut EP.
‘Egypt’ tracklisting is as follows:
1. Jump Up
2. Copper Girl