ABOUT MONSTERS is his debut album – performed, recorded and mixed almost entirely by Deer. It features his idiosyncratic versions of Miike Snow’s ‘Animal’ and Tom Waits’ ‘Clap Hands’, as well as 11 eclectic originals, including the acclaimed first single ‘Washed Ashore’ (as showcased on several influential blogs, including ‘Whothehell.net’).
Edward Deer’s dark, melodic and highly personal sound suggests a range of reference points, from classic acoustic folk to pop, rock, Americana and electronic music. His musical approach has received comparisons to the likes of Elliott Smith, Sufjan Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Jose Gonzalez and Kings of Convenience.
Deer had the honour of being selected by Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil) for Vivid’s 10×10 initiative as one of his 10 favourite up-and-coming creative Sydneysiders.