Deptford Goth, “The Lovers”

Louis Pattison

By Louis Pattison

International Editor
on 08.20.14 in Listen to This
@louispattison

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.”