// Obvian



Obvian is a one man band helmed by Nathan Davis - a mellow, usually electric vehicle for songs about thinking too much... and probably girls.

Q&A, with Nathan - Vocals, guitar, overthinking

Define your genre in five words or less:

Mellow electric apologetic indie. ...ish.

How long have you been writing and playing music? Was there a song or moment that first inspired you?

Just a little under 11 years ago, I was trapped in the cold, gale stricken depths of Warrnambool. A thin shaft of light appeared before me, and I shrank back in wonder and terror as the ghost of Billy Corgan held out a guitar and the chords to "Tonight, Tonight". Of course, he's not dead yet, so I may have entirely falsified this series of events.

What are your favourite venues?

I appear to have spent a lot of the last two years at the Wesley Anne in their food/band room. I tend towards the quieter, cozier venues rather than a pub with the football playing behind my head.

What are your top 5 favourite albums?

Sunset Studies - Augie March Lost Souls - Doves Nice, Nice, Very Nice - Dan Mangan Stop Making Sense -Talking Heads Le Fil - Camille ....Good God I hate having to choose.

What is your most memorable gig (playing or watching)?

Watching - Art of Fighting at Manchester Lane. A crowd of twenty to thirty somethings sitting cross-legged on the floor before a stage is a fantastic moment.

Where do you usually draw inspiration from as a writer? Do you have a process? eg music first, lyrics first etc

I have a thousand monkeys on a thousand typewriters, working closely beside a thousand giraffes on a thousand guitars. They do actually produce music, but it's all just variations on "Last Christmas" by Wham. I then go cry for humanity in a room at the back of the house and write something else. Look, to be honest, I'm never really sure where good ideas come from.


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