Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

nick ward - writing, producing, mixing and mastering


Influences

Kevin Abstract, Frank Ocean, Perfume Genius, Cub Sport, Björk, Weyes Blood, Radiohead, Lorde, BROCKHAMPTON, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Mitski, JPEGMAFIA, Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Billie Eilish, Rostam, Beach House, Bleachers, The Beatles, Car Seat Headrest, Lou Reed, FKA twigs, Dominic Fike, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Travis Scott, Arcade Fire


Unearthed artists we like

yergurl, Stevan , 3K, Agung Mango


Bio

I'm a big Charlie Kaufman fan, so I love the idea that someone can listen to a song (or watch a video) multiple times, and still find new sounds or meanings that they didn't notice before.

I find it really hard to assign a genre to my music without getting into dangerously pretentious territory so I guess it's just "weird pop" for now. I try to put as much of myself into each song as possible, whether that's lyrically, visually or literally collecting phone recordings and voicemail messages and hiding them in the beats. It's hard to find the right spot between vulnerability and oversharing but I think it's important. Making a song usually involves:

- Editing bird noises out of vocal takes
- Months of self-doubt
- Looking and feeling like a caveman
- Falling asleep watching YouTube mixing tutorials
- Subjecting myself to some sort of torture for the visuals
- Lots of tea

I'm eighteen years old from Sydney, Australia. Shy bean energy.

@nickwarddd

Review

Review by Ben Harvey Ben Harvey

07 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Nick you just sent me to the emergency 'ward' with this tune, it went straight to my heart! Keep it up my man!

Nick you just sent me to the emergency 'ward' with this tune, it went straight to my heart! Keep it up my man!

Review

Review by Liam Stapleton Liam Stapleton

07 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Nick, you've got a big future ahead of you man. What a powerful tune.

Nick, you've got a big future ahead of you man. What a powerful tune.

Review

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

05 Aug 2019

Triple J
45

Your list of influences really intrigued me, and this track feels like the work of an artist with vision. Love the snippets and samples that add texture to the emotive heart of the song. And y'all did everything yourself!? Wowza.

Your list of influences really intrigued me, and this track feels like the work of an artist with vision. Love the snippets and samples that add texture to the emotive heart of the song. And y'all did everything yourself!? Wowza.