“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
“Westerman’s warped, weird and wonderful take on pop has been the soundtrack of the 2018 underground” Another Man
“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
Westerman will be returning to North America for a co-headline tour with Puma Blue preceding a series of dates with Nilufer Yanya across the UK in April and, as announced yesterday, a slot at The Great Escape.
The West Londoner is currently working on recording his debut album with ongoing collaborator Bullion. The two previously teamed up on Westerman’s critically-acclaimed EP Ark, in which they honed in on a new sound, gradually burning a hole through the fabric of atmospheric pop with his dulcet tones and blend of magical-realism.
With continued support from leading publications such as Q, Pitchfork, DIY, Noisey, Stereogum, Dazed, Clash, Gorilla vs. Bear, The Line of Best Fit, Spin 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.
Stream Westerman’s Ark EP above, out now on Blue Flowers.
2/28 – Oslo, NO @ By Larm
3/4 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd*
3/6 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade*
3/8 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake*
3/10 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s Tavern*
3/11-17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
3/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall*
3/21 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
3/22 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza*
3/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret*
4/3 – Glasgow, GB @ The Centre for Contemporary Arts^
4/4 – Manchester, GB @ YES^
4/5 – Leeds,GB @ Brudnell Social Club^
4/6 – Newcastle, GB @ The Cluny^
4/8 – Leicester, GB @ Academy Leicester University^
4/9 – London, GB @ Evolutionary Arts Hackney^
4/11 – Birmingham, GB @ Hare & Hounds^
4/12 – Bristol, GB @ The Thekla^
4/13 – Oxford, GB @ 02 Academy Oxford^
4/14 – Brighton, GB @ The Haunt^
5/9-11 – Brighton @ The Great Escape