Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

Fink, Paul Simon, Paul Dempsey, The Tallest Man On Earth


Influences

Fink, Paul Dempsey, Dave Matthews, The Tallest Man On Earth


Unearthed artists we like

Hayden Calnin, Dustin Tebbutt, Ben Catley


Bio

Dave Sonntag owns a rhythm-centric sound. The former professional drummer (having opened for the likes of Karnivool, Bluejuice, and Tijuana Cartel) feeds off catchy drum patterns to start listeners on an alluring ride, while wave-like acoustic riffs keep them there.

The first of Dave’s new releases, “Crystal Ships” - recorded with Matt Gio (Birds of Tokyo, San Cisco, Illy) - flows on the theme of giving up on the chase of romance. An ethereal track with a dreamy vibe, the melody opens as a minimalistic ode and grows into a showering of bass, electric guitars, handclaps, and drums (all of Dave’s doing).

“Cutting Holes In Hills” is one of Dave's earliest compositions. Themed on personal experiences with the trials of a failing friendship, the song boasts an awesome drop into the first chorus giving the track a powerful and lasting pulse.

While sitting in the engine room as drummer for some of Perth's favourite acts (Methyl Ethyl's Jacob Webb, Ben Catley) Dave has previously flown under the radar as a singer-songwriter. Success as a solo act in China, Austria, and even Canadian mountain tops sees Dave return home to Western Australia where 2018 promises to be an exciting year for the fresh talent.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

06 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

This has a 90s vibe to it that I am all about. Puts you in a happy place for sure!
Love the drums - love the vocals - love it all.

This has a 90s vibe to it that I am all about. Puts you in a happy place for sure!
Love the drums - love the vocals - love it all.

Review

Mjsonntag

22 May 2018

50

Another epic song! Keen it up bro!

Another epic song! Keen it up bro!

Review

jmpb973

09 Apr 2018

50

Beautiful song

Beautiful song