David West

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About David West

David West isn't the kind of musician to be satisfied with being in one band at a time or focusing on playing one kind of music only. Over a long and varied career, the voracious Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist has tried enough different flavors to stock an ice cream parlor. He's tackled icy electronic cabaret as Liberation, breezy indie pop with Rat Columns, art-damaged indie rock as a member of Total Control, and under his own name, records that veer from crunchy glam-influenced rock to off-kilter synth pop. On 2022's Jolly in the Bush, he adds a new wrinkle with gentle acoustic guitar-led ballads. No matter the sound or format, he's proven equal to the challenge, thanks to his unerring knack for a catchy song, just-so arrangement skills, and deadpan vocals.