Led by the rich baritone croon and Americana-tinged tones of Benjamin Woods (think Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields collaborating with David Berman of Silver Jews with Dan Michaelson making the brews) The Golden Dregs return with latest single Just Another Rock taken from a forthcoming album out 27th Sep. Recent supporters include The Line of Best Fit, The 405, Clash Mag, So Young and more. Upcoming shows include Port Eliot Festival, a London headline on album release day and a UK tour in Nov.
The Golden Dregs returns with Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad), a mellowed out, indie-pop gem that marks the first offering from his forthcoming new album set for release later this year.
Following on from his 2018 debut LP Lafayette (released via Art Is Hard Records – previously home to Flamingods, Penelope Isles, The Orielles), Nobody Ever Got Rich signals the second chapter in the work of enigmatic newcomer Benjamin Woods – with the exception of backing vocals and cello, every instrument is played and recorded by Benjamin himself, spotlighting his impressive lo-fi, hook-laden sensibilities.
Ahead of its forthcoming release, Woods stated: “The song is based on the relationship between a father and son. The son finds himself alone and struggling, and the father, failing to recognise his short fallings as a parent, fixates on how his own life hasn’t gone the way he’d hoped it would. And unable to communicate with his son or accept responsibility for his own unhappiness he turns to his god and asks ‘why?’ “
“The Golden Dregs’ ‘Nobody Ever Got Rich’ stirs with a lonesome soul and sense of mournful vulnerability that’ll give you chills” The 405
“Brooding, honeyed vocal… capturing the atmosphere of Peckham after dark.” Clash Mag
“A mellow journey through the dark side of nightlife” The Line of Best Fit
“This tune is audio Absinthe.” Listen With Monger