Encouraged by his mother, a piano teacher, Douglas Dare composed instrumental music as a boy growing up in the small coastal town of Bridport, England. He didn’t take up songwriting until 2008, but his elegant piano songs have drawn comparisons to Thom Yorke and James Blake and attracted the attention of Erased Tapes.
His third and most stripped back studio album to date ‘Milk Teeth’ was produced by Mike Lindsay – founding member of Tuung and one half of LUMP with Laura Marling – and has firmly established Douglas has a serious 21st century singer-songwriter with an enduring lyrical poise and elegant minimalist sound.
In 2017 he was commissioned to create a tribute to Leonard Cohen for an exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum of Montréal which toured in the USA and Europe throughout 2020 and 2021. Since then his music has been featured in a host of dance arrangements, commercials and television shows and he has also written scores for documentary, including the documentary film: Storyboard P.
Photo: Poppy Cockburn