WESTERMAN

Fri 28 Oct 2022 - 7:00pm

As Westerman, British singer/songwriter Will Westerman makes low-key, atmospheric indie pop with a cerebral bent à la Steely Dan, one of his influences.

At first recording mostly with acoustic guitar, light effects, and percussion, the Londoner’s earliest singles appeared on streaming sites throughout 2016. He made his label debut on Blue Flowers Music with the “Call and Response EP” in October 2017. Featuring more textured arrangements that added keyboards and electric guitar, it marked a shift away from gentle folk-pop into a space between ’70s soft rock and contemporary bedroom electro-pop. He reinforced the transition by having his friend Bullion produce the two-track single “Confirmation”/”I Turned Away,” which arrived in early 2018.