Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Cass McCombs, The Shins


band members

Tobias Hengeveld Andy Papadopoulos Rohan Sforcina Matt Dixon


Influences

bert jansch, cass mccombs, damian jurado, don walker,


Unearthed artists we like

James Kenyon


Website

www.tobiashengeveld.com

Bio

Tobias Hengeveld delivers thick, angular pop hooks, and melodic twists around stories told with wry candour.

Following 2014’s acclaimed release The Daylight Express, Melbourne songwriter Tobias Hengeveld returns with the soulful, shuffling Separation Street; the latest single, lifted from his anticipated third album, Naughts & Ones.

Due for release April 2019, Naughts & Ones is a triumphant mirror-maze of snappy pop tunes that throw into sharp relief, the remnant streaks of dark rock Hengeveld is better known for.

Written slowly, the songs were reimagined at lightning-speed in collaboration with producer/drummer Rohan Sforcina (Four Hundred Acres/Oh Mercy/Dune Rats). The process breathed energy and the air of surprise into a sound that plumbs ever-deeper, Tobias’ formative experiences of music. The indelible melodies of childhood radio hits by the likes of XTC, Splits Enz, The Stranglers, Roxy Music and The Church were the situational influences that moulded his signature bent for song construction.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

06 May 2019

Triple J
40

Could/would happily spend time listening to Tobias spinning a yarn anytime, any place. This guy's a classic, people just don't know it yet.

Could/would happily spend time listening to Tobias spinning a yarn anytime, any place. This guy's a classic, people just don't know it yet.