Aligning himself somewhere amongst José González, C Duncan and Eaves, the newcomer creates a warm, bucolic atmosphere thanks to his intricate, twanging acoustic guitar work, gently thudding percussion and a reverb-heavy, storytelling vocal that soars away above it all.

“My grades are fine but they’re not good / And everybody’s coming back from Harvard”, he muses with a beautifully unexpected chord progression, as the tale weaves effortlessly towards its conclusion.

Stream Westerman’s brilliant debut below; with “Harvard” he has graduated with flying colours.

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