I've featured Douglas Dare here before a couple of times with his previous involvement on backing vocals and keys with Anna Lena & The Orchids, this overdue post though will focus purely on the London based singer-songwriter and his forthcoming debut album Whelm - due for release 12th May via Erased Tapes and is available to pre-order now on CD/deluxe vinyl.
The release of its lead track "Nile" catapults this post, an understated electronic beauty that slowly lures you into its moody, pained world. Douglas' plaintive, haunted vocals allow you to almost touch his emotions and his poetic words blend immaculately around soft, luscious keys and textured atmospheric effects. The result is just beautiful. There's no other word needed.
Douglas spending March in the US before returning to play The Great Escape in May (and other shows no doubt). Listen to "Nile" below.