Meet the New Zealand rising star deconstructing pop.
Chorus-drenched dreamy soundscapes inspired by the cream of an alternative 1980s that blur the border between electronic music and the singer-songwriting tradition like only Arthur Russell has done before.
Westerman – Outside Sublime
Having performed in choirs whilst at school Westerman began to explore his own music by teaching himself guitar in his teens – mostly through an exploration of guitar bands from the early 2000s. He continued to write while studying for a Philosophy degree and self-released his first tracks in 2016 before putting out a succession of EPs (many in collaboration with producer Bullion) via Blue Flowers Music (also home to Puma Blue). In the process Westerman has been championed by everyone from Pitchfork, Noisey to Spin and Stereogum before being named as part of DIY Magazine’s Class of 2019 just last week.
Westerman – Confirmation
Westerman – Roads
Where can I see Westerman play live?
Westerman plays across the UK April 2019 supporting Nilufer Yanya. Check out the dates below and get tickets on ticketmaster
Thursday 04 April 2019 – Yes, Manchester
Friday 05 April 2019 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tuesday 09 April 2019 – EartH (Hackney Arts Centre), London
Thursday 11 April 2019 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Friday 12 April 2019 – Thekla, Bristol