Artist info


Indie, Rock

Sounds like

Bruce Springsteen, The War on Drugs, Ryan Adams, Tom Waits, The National, Jack Ladder, Gang of Youths, Holy Holy, Boy and Bear, Band of Horses, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

band members

John Lawrie - Vocals, guitar Connor Rust - Drums Sean Niven - Bass Brad Spencer - Guitar


The National, Slowdive, Holy Holy, Chris Isaak, Ryan Adams, Beach House, Band of Horses, Broadcast, Margaret Glaspy, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Unearthed artists we like

Nyanza, Sons x Saints, Velociraptor



Low voice; high energy. John Lawrie & The Welcome Strangers have been making waves with their eclectic blend of indie rock, shogaze and the blues. Drawing from Springsteen to Slowdive, this is what happens when a guy gets his mates together to play some tunes. All bangers, no mash.