WHAT’S THAT SOUND? 37 ADVENTURES, OUT NOW Once Deptford Goth. Once a teaching assistant. Now neither.
Calling himself Deptford Goth was a self-inflicted act of career kneecapping for Daniel Woolhouse. Based in Peckham but raised in Suffolk, his claims to “Deptford” were tenuous at best and his emotionally wrought music was as goth as Katie Melua. After two albums he’s done the smart thing, taken his own name and suddenly things look bright indeed. What’s That Sound? is an intimate, lavishly layered collection topped by Woolhouse’s worried vocals where the deceptively fragile Dreamt I Was A Ceramicist Too hides its galloping verses under a lush arrangement, the brief instrumental Hum is as spooked as a Clint Mansell soundtrack and Soup For Brains almost goes doowop. Songs to treasure. JOHN AIZLEWOOD
Listen To: Dreamt I Was A Ceremicist Too | Soup For Brains