The Dawdler

THE DAWDLER

BIOGRAPHY

Originally from South Tyneside and now based in central Newcastle, John Edgar aka The Dawdler has spent the last few months creating his best work yet, a distillation of all that’s come before and a perfect snapshot of an artist hitting their true potential. The North East has a rich history of producing important works - art with impact, light from darkness. The tradition of socio-economic injustice continues to devalue the towns and cities on a large scale, though as visible as this is it’s often been the people who bear the brunt; resulting in a specific heritage of both empathy and stoicism – a softness to be found beneath more brutal realities – an area in which The Dawdler excels.

 

Debut EP Keith in Ballachulish was self-released just a year ago. Lo-fi bedroom recorded snippets became delicately arranged full songs, already loved by so many. Debut single Around Eve landed on numerous editorial playlists, including The Most Beautiful Songs In The World. A few million streams combined with regular airplay and key live dates have seen The Dawdler’s ambient alternative-pop sounds gain an eager new fan base. Latest release Dark Clouds has tread a similar path so far, the first single to be taken from the forthcoming second EP, this time via a new home at Akira Records. Aided once more by long-time friends and collaborators Will Thorneycroft and David Turnbull, the sound is now far fuller, doing justice to the reverb shrouded sentiment within. Additional input from Calum Howard (piano/synths) and Matt Saxon (percussion) has brought to light the depth of Edgar’s writing, allowing for carefully considered arrangements and far broader sonic horizons.

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RELEASES

 

Singles & EPs

Sign of Growth EP
Sign of Growth EP

November 2020

Sign of Growth
Sign of Growth

November 2020

Crocodile
Crocodile

September 2020

Lava Lamps
Lava Lamps

August 2020

Dark Clouds
Dark Clouds

April 2020