Deptford Goth, “The Lovers”

Louis Pattison

By Louis Pattison

International Editor
on 08.20.14 in Listen to This

The music of South Londoner Daniel Woodhouse is not quite as his artistic moniker might suggest, swerving doomy theatrics in favor of a sound pitched somewhere between the sad-boys post-garage of James Blake and the translucent R&B of the Tri Angle roster. Since debut album Life After Defo, Woodhouse has reputedly left the English capital for a peaceful life by the sea, and “The Lovers” — the first fruits of a new full-length, scheduled on 37 Adventures before the end of the year — suggests not slow-grinding lust or lip-quivering melancholy, but wisdom and contentment: “We make babies/ Watch them grow/Teach them what we know then let them go.”