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

Didirri, Ben Catley, LILLIA, Duncan Saige


Bio

Dave Sonntag owns a rhythm-centric sound. The former pro drummer (and opener for the likes of Karnivool, Bluejuice and Tijuana Cartel) puts on a rhythmic feast for hungry listeners, feeding ears with unique strumming patterns and silky vocals.

'Behave Like Lovers' is the latest of Dave's 2019 releases. Recorded with Matt Gio (Illy, Birds of Tokyo, San Cisco) and written in China, it's a song about the love conventions, the cultural norms and the taboos of falling too quickly. Like the rest of his work, Dave plays all instruments in this vibing and percussion-driven tune.

While sitting in the engine room as drummer for some of Perth's favourite acts, Dave has flown under the radar as a singer-songwriter. Success as a solo artist in China, Austria, USA and even Canadian mountaintops sees Dave return home to West Australia. After a year of Triple J plays, notable support slots (most recently for Phil Jamieson of Grinspoon and Mick Flannery) and new music, 2019 promises to be an exciting year for the fresh talent.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

28 Jan 2019

Triple J
40

The layer you create with your guitar of so rich and dense, it's like a shimmering wall of the sound palpitated by the beat. It feels like a heart flutter when you see a crush - love it!

The layer you create with your guitar of so rich and dense, it's like a shimmering wall of the sound palpitated by the beat. It feels like a heart flutter when you see a crush - love it!

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

Review by Kyle Taylor Kyle Taylor

25 Jan 2019

Super Reviewer
35

Hints of Ben Howard, but very original.

Hints of Ben Howard, but very original.