Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

The Trouble With Templeton


band members

Thomas Calder


Influences

Tom Waits, The Beatles, Elliott Smith


Unearthed artists we like

The Trouble With Templeton, Mid Ayr, Holy Holy , Clea


Website

daggyman.com/

Bio

Daggy man Is the solo moniker of Singer/Songwriter Thomas Calder.

Thomas started his musical career at age 21, self-recording debut album “Bleeders” and releasing it in Nov 2012 to rave reviews & national radio play.

From these humble beginnings, his music career has grown from strength to strength. Producing five studio albums in six years, receiving esteemed awards such as the Grant McLennan fellowship and APRA PDA award, and travelled the world, touring both nationally and internationally with respected acts such as Big Thief, Sparkadia, Julia Stone, Matt Corby, Father John Misty, & Of Monsters & Men and played acclaimed festivals such as SXSW twice, Filter’s Culture Collide festival in LA, CMJ NY, The Great Escape, Harvest and Falls Festivals.
As well as a thriving music career Thomas is also a prolific film-maker and photographer. He's produced several short films as well as all of the film-clips released to accompany his music and creates all of the design and photography around his current project "Daggy Man" entirely himself.

The moniker of “Daggy Man” has its origins in Calder’s fascination with pretending to be different characters throughout his childhood. One such character “Daggy Man” meant adopting New clothing and mannerisms to try and inhabit what it felt like to be someone else or another version of himself. This fascination with trying to understand and portray different perspectives would prove to be one of the core themes across Thomas’s creative career.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

27 May 2021

Triple J
40

Daggy Man songs have a way of staying with you - like they're nesting in the corners of your brain. They'll pop up in your head to soundtrack any fresh ache you're going through.

Daggy Man songs have a way of staying with you - like they're nesting in the corners of your brain. They'll pop up in your head to soundtrack any fresh ache you're going through.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

18 Dec 2020

Triple J
40

if you're drawn to some in the cupboard levels intimacy then daggy man has that in spades, such beauty in the space with each of your songs.

if you're drawn to some in the cupboard levels intimacy then daggy man has that in spades, such beauty in the space with each of your songs.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

07 Dec 2020

Triple J
40

Hushed and serene from Daggy Man. Keep doing this gorgeous, personal sound.

Hushed and serene from Daggy Man. Keep doing this gorgeous, personal sound.