Dustin Tebbutt’s acclaimed debut solo recording – “The Breach” – set blogs and Triple J alight on release and his story of creating the bleak epic during the depths of a Scandinavian winter captured imaginations everywhere.
Alongside glowing reviews and a quickly growing fan base, Dustin’s music boldly gained momentum from it’s humble and completely organic start, a strong sign that his textured blend of carefully crafted sounds and lyrics had the weight to really stir the emotions.
In 2015, a seven-song mini-album entitled ‘Home’ by the bespectacled Australian singer/songwriter appropriately enough had all its songs written, recorded, produced and performed at home by Dustin. Not surprisingly there was a mood of solitary contemplation running right through this work. Much of it was captured in a dark bedroom during the wee small hours and it showed. The release was accompanied by a national tour in the largest venues he’d ever played as word of mouth spread about his distinctly evocative music.
Dustin released his debut album ‘First Light’ in August 2016 and again, the artist wrote, produced and recorded all tracks himself with only occasional help from a few friends. The album was a marked creative progression, emerging from the dawn of a romance, the record was about falling in love, then getting up and seeing the world in a whole new way.
‘First Light’ helped see Dustin’s monthly Spotify listeners increase to 1.85 million – with over 8.1 million listeners streaming a staggering 270 years worth of Dustin’s songs in the past year.
In early 2017, Dustin embarked on a sold-out, eight-date Winter tour of the UK and Europe. Dustin also released ‘Atlas In Your Eye’ – a beautifully crafted new song for the Australian film adaptation of the award-winning iconic Australian novel by Craig Silvery, ‘Jasper Jones’.