Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Wilco, Elliott Smith, Father John Misty, Andy Shauf, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Blake Mills


band members

David Western


Influences

Father John Misty, Andy Shauf, Blake Mills, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Big Smoke


Website

Bio

Country Victoria’s whimsical singer songwriter, David M. Western has been writing beautifully unassuming songs that slowly creep up on you for a mere five years or so. His profound lyricism and powerful, distinct musical arrangements have already captured the attention of the Australian music landscape despite only having two releases to his name.

Now based in Naarm/Melbourne, the beloved up-and-comer is excited to unveil the first single ‘Instant Life’ from his forthcoming 2021 release and embark upon a new chapter in his songwriting journey.

Since playing shows in Melbourne in 2015, David has been catapulted to the forefront of Australia’s songwriter scene as he continues to interrogate what it means to be a songwriter. Always searching for ways to take strange ideas and make them work, David’s next step is the ever evolving sound of ‘Instant Life’. Out Thursday 26 November, the sprawling new epic soundtracks David’s emergence from creative incubation - a period of reflection and refinement resulting in a fresh outlook on both music and life.

The genesis of a ‘coming-of-age’ tale in David M Western’s debut album, ‘Instant Life’ places the listener in the backseat, pulling out of the streets and hauling away from everything and everyone.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

20 Jun 2019

Triple J
40

low key, but it hits you hard. david's clearly a talented wordsmith.

low key, but it hits you hard. david's clearly a talented wordsmith.

Review

Review by Elsa Silberstein Elsa Silberstein

20 Jun 2019

Triple J
40

Something special here, you've got such an authentic sound.

Something special here, you've got such an authentic sound.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

17 Jun 2019

Triple J
40

Feels like a page straight out of the book you love most. Beautiful words, David.

Feels like a page straight out of the book you love most. Beautiful words, David.