“Minimalist guitar pop hewn from the notepad of Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman, or Robyn Hitchcock” – Clash
“Stirs with a lonesome soul and sense of mournful vulnerability that’ll give you chills” – The 405
“Mellow storytelling at its finest” – So Young
Specialising in exquisitely crafted storytelling, The Golden Dregs shares wistful new offering The Queen of Clubs, the second track taken from sophomore album Hope Is For The Hopeless set for release 27th September.
Following on from his 2018 debut LP Lafayette (released via Art Is Hard Records – previously home to Flamingods, Penelope Isles, The Orielles), the musical project of the baritoned and enigmatic Benjamin Woods has already earned favourable comparisons to the likes of Lou Reed, Tom Waits and Tindersticks, with recent single Nobody Ever Got Rich signalling the second chapter in The Golden Dregs story.
“The Queen of Clubs follows a character consumed by the darker side of nightlife”, Woods reveals. “In my mind the narrative is based in Berlin. It’s a city where it seems easy to lose yourself, like you could easily wake up one day and ten years just disappeared in a blur. It made sense that the video be set in Berlin. I’m fortunate enough to have an amazing group of friends out there, and we spent a weekend together working on this great visual. The collaboration was probably the most enjoyable part of the whole album process”.
Currently based in South London, the project has been realised on stage through a range of guises, from one-man karaoke to a full band with a rotating cast of friends and musicians, elements of which will be on display in Woods’ album launch show inLondon on 27th September.
The Golden Dregs’ The Queen of Clubs is out 5th July and will be available via all digital platforms.
Pre-order The Golden Dregs’ new album Hope Is For The Hopeless released 27thSeptember here.
25 July – Port Eliot Festival
27 Sept – SET Dalston, London (tickets here)
The Golden Dregs