PREVIEW: Douga – Kids Of Tomorrow

PREVIEW: Douga – Kids Of Tomorrow


‘Kids Of Tomorrow’ is the sound of music as it moves from one domain to another, from one era to the next. Fast forwarded through five decades of sonic experience, it imagines The Beatles relocating to Manchester but instead of reaching their final destination by way of the East Lancs Road the Fab Four have taken a far more circuitous route via the spirit of Yo La Tengo, Hoboken in New Jersey and Düsseldorf. And it is here in the North Rhine-Westphalia that they undergo their final metamorphosis into Douga who then liberate the song’s incessant metronomic groove from that city’s musical planetarium and proceed to saturate it in layer upon layer of psycho-acoustic haze.

‘Kids Of Tomorrow’ is the lead track taken from Douga’s forthcoming début album, The Silent Well. It is a record released from the imagination of Johnny Winbolt-Lewis and then transported onto magnetic tape at BlueSCI in Trafford by the one-time Plank! drummer with the help of John Waddington on keyboards and bass guitar, DBH’s violin and supplementary fretwork and engineering assistance from Raúl Carreño. It may well breathe what was the once the rarefied air of modular repetition and cosmic invention but it is still pretty damn invigorating.

The Silent Well is released on 19th May 2014 through Do Make Merge Records.


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