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Although ostensibly a vehicle for the more introspective pursuits of Newcastle musician John Edgar (Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister, Okay Champ, Eat Fast), the term ‘solo project’ does little to convey the spirit of collaboration surrounding The Dawdler. Perhaps the most realised manifestation of this process to date, Dark Clouds showcases both the emotional heft and tonal contrast of Edgar’s writing, floating his lonesome vocal over an enchanting melody which, coming from another artist, could almost be described as chipper.

Lyrically, it’s quite bleak. Something is terrible always lurking. Musically, though, it’s quite joyous. Certainly at the end. Calum’s synth is lovely and warm and totally lifts the song. Also, I played the snare drum part just using my index fingers.” Glorious stuff.


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