Peckham’s quirky-named and nicely-bearded producer Deptford Goth – real name Daniel Woolhouse – turned a few heads last year when he released his debut EP ‘Youth II’, tapping into the vogue for auto-tuned vocals and moody electronics that saw the likes of James Blake and Ifan Dafydd establish their respective names.
That’s not to say, of course, that Suffolk-born Woolhouse doesn’t plot his own course – his spacious sound seems to draw on more throwback influences than that of his contemporaries, evoking something of eighties electro in its own way.
New single ‘Life After Defo’ serves as a fine example of this, it’s echoing drums and drifting synths providing the perfect backdrop to the sombre lyrics that suggest disillusionment and uncertainty. And if all of that still hasn’t sold Deptford Goth to you, the slightly bizarre video features some dismembered limbs writhing about the screen – entertaining, if nothing else!
His first album is scheduled to drop on Merok Records – the same label that brought you the Klaxons and Crystal Castles – early in 2013. I’ll definitely be interested to see where he takes things.
Check out an interview with him here: