The Golden Dregs

City: South-east London
Country: UK
Genre: Indie
Styles: Alternative, Lo-Fi, Indie Folk, Indie Rock
Next Release

LP On Grace & Dignity on February 10, 2023

on hashbrandnew.com since July 13, 2021

Founded in Falmouth in 2013, The Golden Dregs is the project of Benjamin Woods, songwriter and producer currently residing in South London. The Golden Dregs has manifested under many guises, through piano-man, bar-band, karaoke-crooner to its current iteration as an all-singing-all-dancing seven piece. “I think of The Golden Dregs as a project as opposed to a group or a person. It’s a platform for me to explore different outlets” says Woods. Hope is for the Hopeless, the second album from The Golden Dregs, was self-recorded between Cornwall and London and features Woods alongside his sister Hannah (saxophone) and Michael Clark (backing vocals) . While earning favourable comparisons to the likes of Lou Reed, Tom Waits and Tindersticks, The Golden Dregs is creating a world of its own that continues to draw people in.  "The beauty of Hope Is For The Hopeless is distilled through its whisky jar half-empty lens, a panoply of frayed flickering sonic snapshots which repeatedly reward; inviting and enticing into a heady urban safari that the listener can just sink and fade into." The Line of Best Fit 9/10 'Like witty sardonic gunslinger's ghost pouring wise-guy lyrics from the bottom of a mile-deep well. Woods drawls his woes in a baritone mixing Lee Hazlewood and The Magnetic Field's Stephin Merritt. The title track glimmers with optimism, but all the tracks will stay on your mind" Mojo **** 

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February 10, 2023 Brighton, UK Resident
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February 11, 2023 Falmouth, UK The Cornish Bank
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February 12, 2023 Bristol, UK Rough Trade Records
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February 13, 2023 Nottingham, UK Rough Trade
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February 14, 2023 Oxford, UK Truck Store
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February 15, 2023 Portsmouth, UK Pie & Vinyl
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February 16, 2023 London, UK Rough Trade East
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March 01, 2023 London, UK Moth Club
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March 09, 2023 Brooklyn, NY Baby's All Right - Brooklyn
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March 10, 2023 Austin, TX South by Southwest (SXSW)
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March 22, 2023 Boise, ID Julia Davis Park
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March 23, 2023 Los Angeles (LA), CA Golddiggers
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April 06, 2023 London, UK Village Underground
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April 13, 2023 Tourcoing, France Le Grand Mix
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April 14, 2023 Paris, France Le Hasard Ludique
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April 17, 2023 Brussels, Belgium Ancienne Belgique, AB Club
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April 19, 2023 Copenhagen, Denmark MUSIK LOPPEN
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April 20, 2023 Oslo, Norway Krøsset
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April 21, 2023 Stockholm, Sweden Södra Teatern
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April 23, 2023 Hamburg, Germany Molotow
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April 24, 2023 Cologne, Germany Bumann & Sohn
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April 25, 2023 Berlin, Germany Urban Spree
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May 05, 2023 Margate, UK Whereelse?
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May 06, 2023 Brighton, UK The Green Door Store
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May 08, 2023 Bristol, UK Louisiana
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May 09, 2023 Birmingham, UK Hare and Hounds
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May 10, 2023 Manchester, UK Yes the Pink Room
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May 13, 2023 Dublin, Ireland The Workman's Club
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May 14, 2023 Galway, Ireland Roisin Dubh
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May 16, 2023 Glasgow, UK Mono
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May 17, 2023 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK The Cluny 2
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May 18, 2023 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
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August 03, 2023 Rees, Germany Haldern Pop Festival
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November 16, 2023 Brighton, UK St George's Church
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November 17, 2023 London, UK The Roundhouse
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November 21, 2023 Manchester, UK O2 Ritz Manchester
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