Edinburgh-based singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Callum Easter is fast growing a fanbase in his home town and beyond, picking up considerable national interest at the back of 2016 with the release of Get Don’t Want.
Check out this review by Al Chivers from his appearance at last year’s Hidden Door for a flavour of what to expect:
For some who have heard his debut, this singer, songwriter and producer is a psychedelic pop creative bringing the Beta Band to mind.
Delivered with nonchalant calm and confidence, his sometimes obscured but utterly catchy numbers are driven by a cascade of looped rhythms, guitar picking and minimal synth hooks. As this backing track of melody develops, Easter riffs vocals displaying his range and understated confidence.
An awesome start to an evening at Hidden Door is concluded with “Voodoo dubs” as Easter and collaborator Jon Fogarty jam out a finale. “Dust your needle mate, dust your needle,” brings laughs as the pair exchange. For those who have seen Callum Easter play it’s clear – for others, watch out, there’s a new player in town.