Inspired by the divine feminine, gothic and antique imagery, dark fantasy and the fecundity of nature, Dol Ikara brings a timely theme to this day and age of gentle strength. Created by singer-songwriter Claire Roddy and later accompanied by producer and multi-instrumentalist Alex Are, the music paints a soundscape infused with silvery lilts and poetic ambiguities. These same poetic sensibilities brought about the moniker Dol Ikara – a neologism – something phonetically beautiful to serve as a blank canvas without any preconceived notions or associations. Most recently, “Stone Towers” from EP Obsidian Ritual has been featured on season 6 of the BBC / Netflix series Peaky Blinders. The upcoming double-single “Lark / Saraph” initiates the next rite of passage for Dol, with debut album, Ophidia, to follow. Various musical influences include Mazzy Star, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Broadcast, Cocteau Twins, Stevie Nicks, Cranes, PJ Harvey, and Kate Bush.