Artist info


Indie, Rock, Roots

Sounds like

Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, The Verve

band members

James Atles - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele


Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Smiths, The Kinks, Frank Turner

Unearthed artists we like

Mind Canary, Alison Bretnall, Esme May


James Atles is an Indie/Folk artist from England, and is based in Perth, Australia. He prides himself with using the past and future, combining to make something not quite as good as either. Before you listen to his music, you must first ask yourself one simple question, "Does he look like a reasonable man to you, or a peppermint nightmare?

Most recently he has had his song's 'Cobbled Streets' & 'Drowning peacefully played on Xcite radio, Boom Radio, Pirate 88 fm, & live and local 89.7fm. His song 'The Traveler' has also been played on Triple J unearthed. He also made it through to the semi-finals of Pirate 88's Fremantle song of the year competition.

This apparent success is all because in the early stages of James’s life he found a magic note between B & C. He took a note, sawtooth wave, right off this pantomime four, ran it back, re-jammed it through itself, looped it back, mixed it with the sound of this crab committing suicide, and let it stew in its own reverb for about three hours, right? And then he pumped it all out through this shoe, to give it that oaky timbre. “

The first EP 'Are You Sitting Comfortably ?' has now been released is available to purchase through the James Atles profile on bandcamp. The second EP is in development as we speak.

The 'Desperate Romantic' video was released in early August and is now available to watch on youtube.