Dave Edwards

“Worth searching out coz this lo-fi singer/songwriter oddball has a unique take on the genre… [he’s] happy to get raucous & obnoxious in just the right kinda way.”Chris Knox

“Rough outsider folk-blues mysteries, dissonant rock textures, electric and acoustic improvisations… Edwards strikes me as one of the most overlooked musicians from the fertile lands of New Zealand and if you need a fresh start this might very well be the place.” Mats Gustafsson, The Broken Face

Dave Edwards, recording ‘Scratched Surface’ circa 1997

This page refers to projects under my own name – songs, spoken word, and instrumental compositions or improvisations

See about page for bio & more detail

For a stylistic departure since 2005 see Dave Black

For band collaborations see The Electricka Zoo, Gamelan Padhang Moncar, Gamelan Taniwha Jaya, The Winter, Ascension Band, and free improvisation

Gleefully Unknown: 1997-2005

Compilation of highlights from the first phase of my gloriously unsuccessful career

Loose Autumn Moans

Semi-acoustic songs with string section, recorded on all-analogue equipment (2003)

Mantis Shaped & Worrying

The difficult third album, an idiosyncratic spoken word + instrumental voyage into inner space (2002)

The debut album – a genuine lo-fi postpunk singer/songwriter artifact from the ’90s (1997-1998)