Delighted to present Deptford Goth’s show in Belgium, our currently favorite troubadour of troubles of the heart that’s about to embark on a European tour with a stop at Les Nuits Botanique. Subtle pop music with a striking production for the broken hearted, Deptford Goth shares his deepest secrets and emotions of Life After Defo. Be sure to clear your schedule and buy a box of tissues on May 13, because you don’t want to miss out on this.
Tickets are available now through the website of the Botanique.
We are also giving away 2x 2 tickets for this show. To have a chance at winning a pair, like both Disco Naïveté and Botanique, plus attend the event on Facebook. Winners will be picked closer to the show.
Life After Defo, the long-awaited and heartbreaking debut LP from Deptford Goth, is out today. With it comes a video for Feel Real, one of the many shimmering highlights on the record. As usual, Deptford Goth himself co-directs and stars (bathed in cyan blue) in the video with the straight-forward lyrics being projected onto him.
Today we take a closer look at The Boys. We admit we’re more easily attracted to girls musically, but 2013 might become the Year of the Boys if you take a look at the five acts we’ve featured below.
Mikky Ekko is definitely most promising and exciting new singer-songwriter that crossed our path in 2012, his Pull Me Down might have something to do with that. This Louisina-born young man spent the last months recording his debut record with a handful of big producers (Paul Epworth, John Hill, Dave Sitek, Clams Casino, etc) and one of our favorite new songwriters Justin Parker (Lana Del Rey’s partner in crime, Laura by Bat For Lashes) - it would be a true shock if this album doesn’t fulfill our wishes.
Ofei is a “London Soul” singer that bathes in mystery; he’s got nothing but one track out, the stunning London, but that one song makes us gasp for breath. His voice reminds us of Ellery Roberts’ (WU LYF) over-the-top voice, as it almost sounds as if he’s singing his lungs out. London represents the true sound of the city of London: with it’s many layers and unexpected directions it represents the chaos and vibrant atmosphere of the city; on the other hand, London is a highly charismatic and soulful tune because after all, living in London is basically kind of living in a dream.
S O H N
Vienna-via-London producer S O H N is probably the most intriguing producers around right now, with a sound that’s so organically electronic you can hardly call him a producer. With his well-structured and highly original tunes, S O H N received worldwide praise - we are sure he is capable of a lot more.
Deptford Goth doesn’t mess around and goes straight for your heart - it’s very easy to love him though. Lyrically and musically, this London singer creates a safe harbour for all hopeless romantics and lonely hearts out there. Perfectly crafted indie-oriented pop; we just can’t wait to have his record soundtrack those quiet evenings.
Oh boy, we sure do love Mykki Blanco. His whole persona-game are what attracted us to him/her in the first place, but Ms. Blanco is one of the most exciting rappers out there in our humble opinion. Surrounding yourself with talented producers, directors and photographers sure has it benefits, but the idea of combining a certain macho aggressivity with a sexy female bitch-vibe was all her’s.
Deptford Goth perplexed earlier this year with Life After Defo - today sees the announcement of a proper debut album (out early 2013 on Merok), which is surely going to bring us in higher spirits by the sounds of new single UNION. “I belong with everyone / everyone I’ve ever known is here with me” sings the London singer whilst he wanders across the fields with some balloons, which highly contrast the sad tone of the stunning song.
Stunning new single Life After Defo from London-based producer/singer Deptford Goth, grabbed me the second I heard it. Whenever he says “Been gone way too long” I get goosebumps, want to hug him and never let go. If you’re the kind of person that spends his evenings listening to the likes of The xx, Balam Acab and How to Dress Well (basically just saying “if you like pretty, simple-yet-actually-quite-complex music” here), you’ll join in on the hug. Merok released his debut EP Youth II about a year ago and aim to release a proper full-length in 2013. Keep an eye on this guy - I surely will.