Dreamers Of The World Unite

Oh Hawke

Inner Western

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'Delivering in both style and substance, Oh Hawke is a nutritious treat for the ears. Lethbridge can make the point or share the sentiment with just a few lines - a rare and admirable trait in a songwriter' - Martin Jones, Rhythms Magazine.

'Oh Hawke, Melbourne singer-songwriter Dan Lethbridge's second album, is a sparse, sophisticated collection of folk and folk-country ruminations on life and love. Oh Hawke is a record that deserves, and benefits from, repeated listening, as there is a lot to enjoy here. This album comes recommended.' - The AU Review

'With his mannered songs of heartache and self-examination, Lethbridge bridges the gap between alt.country, folk and the clear-eyed indie pop of yesteryear's Candle Records roster. Oh Hawke is full of quietly gripping moments, this may sound commonplace but it's the songs that stay with you.' - Doug Wallen (Rolling Stone/The Big Issue)

'In all, Oh Hawke is a triumphant exhibition of all we have come to expect from Dan Lethbridge - it's skillful exploration of a staggering range of classic sounds is combined with a strong, grounded voice and unified by an overarching mood of reflective, ironic melancholy that is truly empathetic. The result is an album that is, simply put, damn fine company.' - Unpaved.com.au

'Dan melds meticulous song craft & distinctive vocals against a cornerstone of timeless guitar work. This album is one of those terrific 'slow burn' albums that creep up on you & then won't let you go...you know the ones that truly reward repeated listening and then end up being one of your absolute faves.' - Basement Discs Melbourne

'Oh Hawke is a gentle gem. These songs are sturdy and reliable, not throwaway. This is an album that gently gets under your skin... these songs should be all over the radio'. - Jeff Jenkins, Inpress Magazine


Dan Lethbridge is a musician based in Melbourne, Australia. He has released three albums: Dreamers Of The World Unite, Oh Hawke and most recently, Inner Western.

Raised on a Queensland cattle property, Lethbridge fell in love with the guitar as a child and spent his teenage years learning the instrument at boarding school. By the time he'd come of age, he had played the length and breadth of his home state. Dan moved to Melbourne and in 2009 released his debut album Dreamers Of The World Unite. Described by Beat Magazine as “an excellent album by a fine talent and a remarkably assured debut”, the album took Lethbridge on a year-long promotional tour playing to audiences across Australia, before winding up at New York's famed Rockwood Music Hall.

Released in 2012, Oh Hawke finished in Inpress Magazine's top 10 Australian albums of the year. Named after the street in West Melbourne on which it was recorded, Oh Hawke aims to be a candid, more authentic record than Lethbridge's debut. Self-produced and engineered, the album was captured by Dan on a simple 16-track recorder in a make-shift home studio. Looking for the right person to bring the songs to their full potential, Lethbridge turned to Melbourne's master of the mix, Shane O'Mara (Paul Kelly, Tim Rogers). The result is an album that perfectly showcases Lethbridge's strengths as a musician. Taking cues from the classic songwriters of today and yesterday, Oh Hawke is a stunning mix of the light and the dark, the old and the new.

Lethbridge describes 2015's Inner Western as, “The album I've always wanted to make”. Produced by Shane O'Mara and recorded with Lethbridge's five-piece band, The Campaigners, the album features 10 new songs which seamlessly shift between genres in typical Lethbridge fashion. From the dark, pulsating opener ‘It All Will Start To Splinter’ through to the playful jazz of closing track ‘Do No Harm’, Inner Western offers up sublime moments of folk, pop, vintage rock n' roll and even psychedelia. Mostly recorded live under O'Mara's direction in the producer's Yikesville studio, Inner Western is a sonic gem showcasing a world-class songwriter in full flight.









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