Austin, TX producer and multi-instrumentalist Lucas Oswald got his start on the international stage as a member of Shearwater, The Appleseed Cast, and Jesca Hoop. With the release of his new solo album Whet, Oswald explores textural, moody pop music with a lyrical inclination for the melancholic.
"The [Missouri] native displays an endearing charm and his deadpan observations about his homeland only warms me to him more. Singing songs from his new album Whet, his voice is soft and conveys an emotion that belies his boyish appearance. ‘Starving‘ is about mental struggles and the lyrics are softened by his disarming vocals. ‘Feel It Again‘ was my favourite in his set, hitting me right in the heart, Oswald's emotive delivery building to a positive crescendo before sucker punching you in the gut again. His short set just left me wanting to hear more from him, a definite one to watch for fans of Pete Yorn, Ryan Adams and City and Colour."
-Sarah McCrossan (Gigging NI)
“...deeply personal, profoundly cathartic songwriting, a document that charts his evolution as a songwriter. Heartfelt songwriting with a gentle art-rock sensibility...”
— Clash Magazine
“When ‘I Believe In Trying’ by Lucas Oswald came on, I listened again, and again [...] If you don’t ever want to come down, keep floating with Lucas Oswald’s new album Whet. ”
— Indie Shuffle
“[Dark On Us] may be the most pleasant song about panic ever written.”
“There’s no steering clear of the infectious energy and buoyant vibrancy of new album cut Dark On Us, a folksy pop meets indie rock spark plug of a tune”
— I Heart Moosiq