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Robin Richards to release new EP in doughnut form

By | Published on Wednesday 4 December 2019

Robin Richards

Robin Richards from the band Dutch Uncles has announced that he’s releasing a doughnut. Yes, a doughnut. Like, a doughnut that you can eat. You know, a doughnut. The doughnut (an actual doughnut) has been created by Manchester-based Welsh café Siop Shop in response to Richards’ new solo EP ‘Castel’. Sure, doughnuts responding to records, that’s a thing.

“When we were initially asked to respond to Robin’s EP in the form of a doughnut, I thought this was a very strange request”, says Siop Shop’s Iwan Roberts. “Luckily, we’re also very strange”.

So that’s what they went and did. Roberts explains: “In response, we present a coffee and cardamom custard filled doughnut with a caramel glaze. We’ve taken inspiration from the Estonian desert Kringel which is a sweet yeasted bread, flavoured with cardamom”.

“This pairs well with coffi”, he adds, that being Welsh for ‘coffee’. Not be confused with ‘Cofi’, the first track on Richards’ EP. “‘Cofi’ is my native tongue’s word for a person hailing from Caernarfon”, Roberts clarifies.

“We’re calling the doughnut Kringel Castel”, he adds. “The themes of longing and identity in the record resonated with me strongly. The request ended up not being strange but a poignant one to me personally”.

You’ll be able to buy the Kringel Castel doughnut from Siop Shop for seven days starting this Friday. You can choose from a standalone doughnut, or get a doughnut and vinyl bundle. If you get there in time for 4pm on Friday, you’ll also be able to catch Richards performing in the café. Maybe he’ll even sign your doughnut.

Those of you not interested in doughnuts can instead just listen to the aforementioned ‘Cofi’ here: