Doomsquad + The Holy Orders
Doomsquad bring psychedelic electronic dance music from Toronto, Canada.
Their UK debut Total Time is out now on Bella Union
Having formed in 2012, siblings Trevor, Jaclyn and Allie Blumas soon began to explore trance and electronic beat making. Their shared fascination with dance culture, rhythm and the unknown, along with their lifelong immersion in the arts, began to manifest as a collective ethos. Before long, Doomsquad had mushroomed into a full-scale art project.
Inspired by some of their favourite artists – Georges Bataille, Richard Tuttle, Tanya Tagaq and Genesis P-Orridge – Doomsquad travelled to the New Mexican desert to write and record ‘Total Time’, creating dark, pulsating beats interspersed with hypnotic, incantatory jams.
Upon returning home the band continued to draw inspiration from the Toronto arts community. Their friendships and connections led to some fortuitous collaborations, including one with Canadian avant-garde legend Mary Margaret O’Hara, whose otherworldly vocals grace ‘The Very Large Array’.
The driving, dirty basslines and analogue layers of effects come care of Graham Walsh (Holy F*ck), who produced and mixed the album.
Support from the always excellent The Holy Orders. £7 otd / £5 members