Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Lewis Coleman


Influences

Radiohead, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Grizzly Bear, Mac Demarco, Big Thief, Aldous Harding, Pond, Andy Shauf, Beach House, The Beatles, Brian Wilson


Bio

Over the course of a few years, multi-instrumentalist Lewis Coleman has been quietly building a collection of songs; writing, playing, recording and producing them at home in Melbourne.

The fruits of Lewis’s labour are on brilliant display on Method Of Places. It’s an album which effortlessly straddles the worlds of indie rock, electronica, jazz and soul, bristling with big ideas and artfully arranged songs that are both abstract and melodic, shifting and morphing around you, pulsing with a hushed intensity, but always grounded by a rhythm section so spartanly groovy that your head can’t help but nod along in assent.

Written, played and self-produced across five years, in five bedrooms, the record has a big kind of history in it, both sonically and lyrically. Ask Coleman and he’ll unassumingly tell you that for him each song is a micro-world containing multiple moments in time, each one swimming with memories and pieces of himself that span the last half-decade.

In ‘Good Side’ he is a 15-year-old kid in Year 9, trying on corduroy pants at Savers (Melbourne’s much-loved Mecca for secondhand clothes), developing a personality, finding friends, having crushes. In ‘Going Your Way’ he’s six wines in, a piano stool creaking beneath him as he idly plays the keys. When taken as a whole, Method of Places becomes a history of his young adulthood up till now. A Memory Palace, where all the songs are different rooms, co-existing under the album’s roof.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

11 Aug 2020

Triple J
40

Special track that feels like it's direct from the diaries of Lewis Coleman. I'm drinking in this magic eye mixture which seems to bubble and coil with a wandering purpose.

Special track that feels like it's direct from the diaries of Lewis Coleman. I'm drinking in this magic eye mixture which seems to bubble and coil with a wandering purpose.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

16 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

it's clear that you've deeply admired and studied the swathe of influences on your profile before taking that inspiration in your own direction. really into the way this tinkers between light and dark.

it's clear that you've deeply admired and studied the swathe of influences on your profile before taking that inspiration in your own direction. really into the way this tinkers between light and dark.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

12 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

this hangs and floats in the air, all the while moving and mesmerising the listener.

this hangs and floats in the air, all the while moving and mesmerising the listener.