AUSTRALIA | 2021 PARTICIPANT
” **** With his unique voice, storytelling and folk sensibility he could pass for a modern-day Neil Young. ” – Courier Mail.
“His keening, androgynous voice – in an upper register that recalls Brian Aubert, frontman of Los Angeles indie rockers Silversun Pickups – is a joyously tuneful instrument, meshing with his finger-picked guitars, sprinklings of piano, bass and Ringo – like drums. West’s material, though betraying a Harvest-era Neil Young influence – as heard on the oddball A Folk Singer From Outer Space and confessional Nowhere To Go – is consistently strong, with memorably melodic choruses…” – The Australian
Until 2020 West had spent the majority of the past 3 years pounding the pavement in the United States: touring, couch surfing, overnight busses to and from shows, sleeping in stations – good, bad and ugly shows and everything in between including dog attacks and a global pandemic outbreak. Antarctica was written during a period after his father died from motor neuron disease. Produced by Allen Tate (San Fermin) in Brooklyn, NY. Mixed & mastered by Tyler McDiarmid. It features a collection of songs that have proven to enthral audiences around the world.