322: DOOL

I stumbled across Dool in 2017 via their (at the time newly released) debut, ‘Here Now, There Then’, and it was like nothing I’d heard before. It was a refreshingly progressive mix of goth rock and doom, with a gloomy, passionate atmosphere.

I spent that winter utterly enamoured with that album and that band. It was darkly beautiful, and completely mesmerising.

In 2020, we finally got their followup – ‘Summerland’ – which continued to polish that dark sound. But they also expanded it outwards, introducing an organ, spoken work passages, and what sounds like middle eastern influence.

There’s really no other band I can think of that sounds like Dool. There’s glimpses of adjacent genres in there, but when it all comes together it is something that is exclusively Dool.