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Review: August 23rd, A Date To Remember


Review: August 23rd, A Date To Remember

Natasha Martin

Want to escape the stress of life for a little while? Well, then it's time to start listening to pop sensation, August 23rd. Dreamy guitar and haunting vocals take you away when listening to this local lad's music, and it's everything you could ever dream of in the alternative genre.

If we had to compare August 23rd's music to anything, it would definitely be a magical shoegaze version of The Smiths, and who doesn't love The Smiths? We sure do, and we one hundred percent love our local legend August 23rd

August 23rd

Musician William started under the name August 23rd back in 2013, on the 23rd of August (The name is very suiting and absolutely we love it). Since then, Will has been playing local shows in the city of Adelaide and has gathered quite a following. August 23rd's music is, as described by himself, "for fans of Twin Peaks and reverb" and "music to stare at your feet to". For the people who love to curl up in bed and have their music blasting through their headphones, we have found the perfect artist for you! 

Will has released six EP's throughout his experience as August 23rd, and is getting ready to released his very first album. This is one you'll be wanting to keep an eye out for, as we've been blessed with so many fantastic tracks already, we can't wait to hear what August 23rd has to share with fans. 

"My new album is going to sound like what frat boys who hate bright eyes think bright eyes sounds like." - August 23rd
August 23rd

Now take yourself back to the grainy T.V days, make yourself a cup of coffee, grab a slice of cherry pie and blast August 23rd through your speakers. Indulge yourself in an experience of whimsical heaven-like music and make sure to drag your friends along to get a taste of his next live show.

You can catch Will perform his rad tunes at The Bluebee Room on the 25th of February, all details and tickets for the show can be found here.

Want to check out some of his songs right now? Well then click here and support our local lad!


All imagines via August 23rd Facebook page.