Melbourne troubadour Damon Smith is a songwriter of the rarest skill; alongside The Quality Lightweights, Smith creates music that is starkly confessional but unerringly warm and inviting.
‘I Thought I’d Be Someone By Now’, the title track from Damon Smith and The Quality Lightweights’ latest offering is no exception. From most lips, lyrics the likes of “Leaves on the ground represent the life I used to lead,” would be the hallmark of a funereal dirge, but Smith’s treacle-dipped tone and languid guitar supplicate the listener to inch closer rather than away.
A captivating storyteller, with ‘I Thought I’d Be Someone By Now’, Smith delivers a complex rumination on the minutiae of regret and redemption without once asking for forgiveness.
Steadily building their reputation in their hometown of Melbourne for the last three years, Damon Smith and The Quality Lightweights have garnered a unique and mesmerizing presence; blessed with four-part harmonies and intricately honed musical insight.
It is this indefatigable charm and talent that has seen them hold their own in prized support slots for the likes of Jeff Martin, Angie Hart, Dr John and The Foo Fighters to name a few.