Nicholas Joseph & Mr Amish
Nicholas Joseph (formerly of Deer Park) performs at Last Place for the first date of an Aotearoa tour.
Having tested the waters with a tour in China and a handful of shows in Kirikiriroa as ‘Umbrellas’, Nicholas Joseph (former frontman for Deer Park) is ready to lose the moniker and stand on his own two feet – taking on his first and middle name with a collection of songs that are stripped back, personal and raw – a far cry from the hazy beat driven soundscapes of his former band Deer Park.
Joseph’s new music is arresting and melodic – taking cues from the likes of Big Thief, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Nick Hakim – often favouring electric guitar over keyboard (his usual
weapon of choice).
Nicholas Joseph features Arden Tanner-Dempsey on drums and Kirikiriroa by-way-of-Portland folk musician Brandon De La Cruz on guitar and keyboard.
A debut release is fourthcoming via Te Whanganui-a-Tara based collective Sonorous Circle (home to Thomas Arbor, Seth Frightening, Kōtiro and Glass Vaults).
With support from the inimitable Mr Amish.