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Back in 2016,  Patrick Doyle, was best known as a member of Veronica Falls, he moved to Los Angeles to work on the follow-up to the debut album from his well-received new project, Boys Forever. The result was a new album, Keeping Up Appearance, under a new band name, Basic Plumbing. Tragically, shortly after sharing the record’s first single, As You Disappear, Patrick passed away. Keen to realise Patrick’s plans for the records, both his family and bass-playing collaborator, Helen Skinner, have worked together to bring the record into the world, with all profits going to charities chosen by Patrick’s family – LA’s LGBT Centre and CALM.


The record will arrive in January next year, and ahead of its release this week a new Basic Plumbing single, “Constant Attention”, has been shared. The track is a fine reminder of Patrick’s ability to write a charming lo-fi pop track, as easy half-spoken vocals, in the mold of The Goon Sax, chime atop propulsive guitar riffs and the primal charms of the rhythm section. Patrick’s aim on this record was to capture the punchiness of the band’s live performance, which Patrick was apparently delighted to have compared to, “a gay indie Nirvana”, on the evidence of Constant Attention it’s captured that spirit perfectly; a fitting farewell to a one of a kind songwriter.

Keeping Up Appearances is out January 24th.

Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle was a founding member of the London band Veronica Falls, who released their self-titled debut album back in 2011. That record was followed in 2013 by ‘Waiting For Something to Happen’, the band’s last studio LP to date. Patrick has been involved in some wonderful guitar based Indie pop .

As well as Veronica Falls, Doyle also made solo music under the monikers Boys Forever and Basic Plumbing. He also played with the likes of Sexy Kids and The Royal We.

Tributes have poured in for the Veronica Falls drummer and solo musician Patrick Doyle, who has died at the age of 32. News of Doyle’s death broke overnight on social media, with a heavy flow of tributes pouring in for the musician from his peers and fans. The Boys Forever Facebook account confirmed Doyle’s passing in a post this afternoon (March 4),

Doyle’s Veronica Falls bandmate Marion Herbain led the tributes to the drummer, writing on Instagram that the tragic news hadn’t “fully sunk in yet”.

“I’m glad I got to spend some of the best years of my life by your side, as a bandmate and a friend. RIP, P. dogg.”

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