High Water Dover
Majestic slo-mo 3-piece Dirtbird feature lush harmonies accompanied by sparse guitar and soaring cello. Influences range from Neil Young to Low and Gillian Welch, but their ethereal warmth and sheer otherworldliness is all their own. Dirtbird has been playing since 2002, and has shared stages with bands such as Machine Translations, Claire Bowditch & The Feeding Set and The Yearlings. High Water Dover's timeless style owes a little to alt-country, a little to indie rock, and a lot to the moody cut-up poetry culled from 1940's-era National Geographics, which songwriter David M. Lewis weaves into the strange otherworldliness of the Dirtbird song. Some quotes about High Water Dover: 'conveys the imagery and feel of a journey both physical and mystical' - Forte Magazine, Geelong. 'spooky slow and dark stuff. Mystery music' - Beat Magazine, Melbourne. 'Dirtbird have come up with a beautiful album of country/blues/slow-rock that iss a gemstone in the musical rubble' - Old Bar Catalogue, Melbourne. 'gorgeously smooth...honest and ragged...deserves many a considered listen' -dB magazine, Adelaide. 'when talent like this says 'jump', we ask, 'how high?'' - 3D radio, Adelaide.