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Honey Badger

by Dorcha

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fellwanderer I was looking forward to hearing the vinyl and it hasn't disappointed. Sounds great!
Very rich sound. An album to become abdorbed in. Favorite track: Bruiser.
Fabio Viola
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Fabio Viola I can’t wait to see what they come up with after this beautiful, endlessly surprising album. Favorite track: Hose.
musicjunkie
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musicjunkie Great record, difficult to discribe, the best is you listen with your own ears. Outstanding and one of the best records this year for me. Can't stop listening.... :)
eldudowski
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eldudowski bonkers. a record so impish that no matter how many times i listen it still surprises every time. pure joyful invention.
Simon Rider
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Simon Rider This album is exactly what the world needs at this point in time. Strap in, enjoy the ride and embrace the beautiful strangeness. Favorite track: Honey Badger.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to the second wave of Covid-19 currently happening across Europe pressing plant manufacturing times have been dramatically affected. It is now the case that already long lead times are extending due to staffing issues at plants caused by Covid-19 outbreaks. As such I've been told the pressing of Honey Badger has been pushed back to mid December.

    I'm hoping to have all pre orders shipped as soon as they arrive but will release the digital version of the album on the 6th of November as originally planned. I'm so sorry about this. This delay is unprecedented and unlike anything I've ever known. It feels completely out of my control and is something affecting a lot of labels and bands at the moment.

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As 03:16
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m_eets 01:17
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Honey Badger 06:12
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Lizard 03:09
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me_ets 01:29
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Bruiser 04:16
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Last Minute 02:00
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mee_ts 00:54
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Monkey Dust 04:47
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China Flora 06:18
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meet_s 01:15
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Hose 06:24
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Horses 03:34
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about

The fusing of Dorcha’s own unique concoction of experimental pop-noise with the offerings of the infamous Invada (owned by Geoff Barrow of Portishead/Beak) and its delicious collection of old school synths and analogue effects has born a beast of sound in the shape of the new album - Honey Badger.

Not only this, the band have embarked on a multi-dimensional collaboration with a host of visual artists to curate a feature-length film which will be presented around the full vinyl and digital release on Box Records on November 6th.

The album sees the journey of an introverted brain being churned through a psychedelic party and the constant battle between the bitter-sweet Jekyll & Hyde creature lurking within; the Honey Badger. It is a voyage into the unknown, an attempt at losing yourself in order to find yourself. The lyrical beginning sets up the question, ‘I’ve been thinking about what to come as?’ as we pre-empt being thrown into the social maelstrom with anxious anticipation.

Who will you find? Who will you be?

As we navigate ‘Honey Badger’, we go in search of resonators; personalities we can connect with, we encounter Lizards, Bruisers, Horses, beguiling tales of prophetic nature and total and utter nonsense.

Reflecting Dorcha’s own nature as a group of unusual introverts with an aversion to sitting still, the tumultuous turns of the album represent the breadth of the human condition as our worlds unpredictably collide on macro and micro levels. Psychedelic prog beginnings give way to a synth-disco-party at the centre, with momentary dips into darker grunge, and the final third floating into an ethereal fantasia of synths and strings with the likes of ‘Hose’ and ‘Horses’. And mind you don’t miss the dark under-current of a presence named ‘Le Loyon’.

Wherever you’re drawn to within the 5D world of the Honey Badger, who’s ‘sharp teeth glisten’, the band sincerely hopes you don’t fall into the jaws, and instead manage to shed some skin, a little light, and perhaps even find what you’re looking for.

credits

released November 6, 2020

Dorcha are Anna Palmer, Beth Bellis, Euan Palmer, Meesha Fones and Stella Roberts

Strings: Beth Bellis, Sarah Farmer, Ning-ning Li, Natalie Mason, Katy Nagle

Recorded at Invada Studios by Luke Morrish-Thomas and Stuart Matthews

Mixed by Luke Morrish-Thomas
Mastered by James Bragg at Propagation House

Artwork by Beth Bellis
Additional artwork from Shiyi Li and Brid Rose

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Dorcha Birmingham, UK

Dorcha are a genre fluid 5 piece band of synths, strings, electronics and heavy beats. A dynamic, versatile group with a refusenik attitude, Dorcha obsess over transporting listeners to a pool of shifting, nearly gothic, barely pop, experimental songwriting.

Dorcha - Anna Palmer, Beth Bellis, Stella Roberts, Meesha Fones, Euan Palmer.
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