KESMAR

The promise of spring could not have come sooner, a season of transition, a shift to find positive balance. KESMAR specializes in songs tailor-made for this moment. Basking in the glow of bright analog synths, lush guitars, and organic beat-craft, Sydney-based singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Nathan Hawes strikes a distinctive, infectious, and inimitable balance between yacht rock and D.I.Y. bedroom pop. The independently released Up To You EP, which he crafted through collaborations with LANKS, Panama, and Cleopold, established KESMAR as one to watch. Now, Nathan embarks on his next creative chapter alone. Under the influence of everyone from Gilbert O’Sullivan to Quincy Jones, he amassed an arsenal of classic gear from the seventies and eighties and hid alone in Sydney, where he fashioned the framework for the latest recordings and upcoming EP (out via Nettwerk Records) that features vocalists like Flore Benguigui (of L’impératrice) and Tim Ayre.