Westerman

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Westerman’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 SublimeWesterman 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 TrackI Turned AwayEdison’ and ‘Easy Money’, which it did with aplomb.

With his ongoing collaboration with BullionWesterman 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.

‘Albatross sets the tone for the EP with a gently upbeat mix of 60s melody and bursts of celestial synth whilst follow up note to a friend ‘Outside Sublime’s’ fantastical video, directed by Beatrix Blaise, served up a wonderful moment of collaborative art.

Meanwhile, new tracks ‘Own’ and ‘Ark’ represent the shifts in Westerman’s life, with scattered electronics and skeletal guitar lines sketching out delicate melodies, arriving on the EP untouched.

With continued support from leading publications such as PitchforkNoisey, Stereogum, DIY, DazedGorilla vs BearClash among others, the Ark EP is the latest chapter in Westerman’s journey from pop maverick to one of the most vital voices in the UK.

Ark is a symbol of solace and of transition,” Westerman says. Now in the midst of his most ambitious tour to date – with shows in New York and Los Angeles and a debut album set for next year, his transition is looking as exciting as anyone’s.

 

Westerman full tour dates below – tickets here

27 Nov, Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY, USA

29 Nov, Moroccan Lounge, LA, USA

12 Dec, Jazz Café, London