“Westerman’s warped, weird and wonderful take on pop has been the soundtrack of the 2018 underground” Another Man
“Westerman’s songwriting takes in the tumult of a whirring mind and turns it into music that has the power to soothe modern anxieties, if not solve them”. Pitchfork Rising
“…unafraid to drag his alt-pop wizardry to imaginative new places.” Noisey
““…manages to delicately balance melodic complexity and a variety of different instruments in a way that sounds not just easy, but effortless” Dazed
West London’s Westerman releases ‘Ark EP’ on November 9th.
|Having previously shared singles ‘Albatross’ and ‘Outside Sublime’, Westerman shares Ark, a new EP written over the course of two days ensuring a looser more nebulous sound. Ark EP’s challenge was building on the four striking singles released earlier this year; ‘Confirmation’ named Pitchfork’s Best New Track, ‘I Turned Away’, ‘Edison’ and ‘Easy Money’, which it did with aplomb.
With his ongoing collaboration with Bullion, Westerman has gradually been burning a hole through the fabric of atmospheric pop with his dulcet tones and blend of magical – realism.
Ark’s sound is born from the urgency of its writing sessions. Westerman conjured up the EP in the midst of a hectic schedule, stealing the only time he could to write. “I had this brief window to go into myself and try to make sense of the shifts that were going on around me,” he says of the project.
Westerman full tour dates below – tickets here
27 Nov, Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY, USA
29 Nov, Moroccan Lounge, LA, USA
12 Dec, Jazz Café, London