ATP by arrangement with Toutpartout presents Douglas Dare at Birthdays, London on Friday 16th May.
Douglas Dare is a London-based singer-songwriter, originally from the coastal town of Bridport, South West England. Douglas released his first EP 'Seven Hours' in September 2013 on the Erased Tapes label. It was received to much applause, with Mary Anne Hobbs describing the EP as, "very strange and wonderful", and Drowned In Sound announcing him as "a bright new talent". After an extensive European tour with fellow Erased Tapes artist, Ólafur Arnalds, Douglas began recording his debut album 'Whelm' with his drummer/producer Fabian Prynn, before embarking on his first North American tour with label mate Nils Frahm in early 2014.
His live sound combines acoustic instrumentation including piano and percussion with glitchy electronic elements. Inspired by the likes of Portishead, Elliot Smith and James Blake, Douglas combines a rich and haunting vocal with lyrics crafted from his own poems and short prose.
'Something about the studio must have seeped into the recording because Whelm has the dark majesty and grandiosity - even when the music is quiet - of many of the bands Flood has worked with such as Depeche Mode, Sigur Ros and a-Ha; some of their windswept ambience and desolate beauty.' - The Guardian
ATP by arrangement with Toutpartout presents
Artist: Douglas Dare
Support: Sophie Jamieson
Date: Friday 16 May 2014
Advance Price: £10 + BF
Ticket link: http://www.dashtickets.co.uk/event/2wd9nhpky
Venue address: 33-35 Stoke Newington Road
Ages: Strictly Over 18s (Photographic ID required to gain entry)