DANIEL WOOLHOUSE

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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

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