He’s been compared to the likes of Ed Sheeran and Bon Iver, now Lewis Watson is coming for us with his fresh album, midnight.
Playing the stomping grounds of his debut Adelaide gig, Fowlers Live, fans can expect to hear the next generation of Lewis Watson's sound as he returns to our shores this June with a spanking new album and the same old cheeky persona. Watson's new album midnight presents a bold take on his signature acoustic style.
Up until recent years, Watson’s experiences down under were mostly relegated to the Eastern states, with June marking his sixth visit since making the trip to Australia in 2012. It would seem that the Oxfordshire singer-songwriter just can’t get enough of the Aussie charm and he’s been through all the motions to prove it. From the classic Tim Tam Slam, through to indulging in a spot of Vegemite, at this point Lewis Watson is essentially a bona fide ‘mate’.
Dubbed as “someone we should all be paying attention to” by Smallsy way back in 2013, Watson has been slowly infiltrating himself into Australia’s ongoing love affair with British Pop. Supporting dreamboat Matt Corby, writing with Josh Pyke and playing the Sydney Opera House, Watson is the first to admit the influence Australian music has had on the evolution of his sound.
After starting out on Youtube, the solo artist has since released five EPs and two albums. Long gone are the Bon Iver covers in the kitchen and grilled cheese tutorials, nowadays the more refined Watson has taken to recordings from his bathtub. Lyrically inclined, Watson’s tracks each carry an essence of storytelling that, combined with beautiful melodies and stripped back vocals, tug firmly on the heart strings.
We’re beyond thrilled that the Winterbourne boys will be supporting Watson on his tour. They’ll join Mike Waters for the entire Australian leg of the midnight tour. Known to busk up a storm at Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall and Melbourne Bourke Street, Winterbourne’s indie tunes have been garnering major attention in recent years. Watson himself is known to bust out a sly impromptu gigs – here’s hoping for a Rundle Mall collaboration.
Where? Fowlers Live, 68 North Terrace, Adelaide
When? 6.30pm, Wednesday 21 June 2017
Tickets? $47.90 from Moshtix
Header image via Lewis Watson Facebook Page
All other images via Joshua Halling Photography
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