Delivering shows where his purposeful songwriting, unforgettable voice and intricate arrangements come to the fore. Effortlessly shifting between performing solo or with his band where banjos, saxophones & guitars complete the ramshackle wall of sound he has drawn comparisons to the likes of Volcano Choir, Andrew Bird, The Lumineers, Of Monsters & Men & Ben Howard. West’s latest work explores new boundaries in his writing and composing.
New single “King Cambyses” is about reflecting on our experience of memory and hindsight affects our experience and understanding of the present. The track, drawn from West’s upcoming album that was composed over a two-year period during which time he was influenced strongly by the sudden and traumatic death of his father & mentor.
West, who will be based in the US for the foreseeable future, and has a 15+ date US tour that’s book-ended by Philadelphia Folk Festival, and sees him finish up at BreakOut West in Canada’s picturesque town of Kelowna. Along the way he’ll perform as part of Americanafest with shows at iconic Nashville establishments, the Bluebird Cafe and The 5 Spot.
The new music was recorded between a makeshift studio in the Adelaide Hills, in his home, and Nashville, where the project was mixed and co-produced by Collin Pastore (Lucy Dacus).
2018 has seen West’s songs resonate with new fans around the world. Additions to major Spotify playlists and consecutive ads to radio in his native Australia confirm the songwriters ability to connect with his booming number of listeners. He’ll be embarking on his first US Tour through August – October 2018 ahead of his album release.
|November 9, 2018 6:45 pm||St Andrew’s Church|