Dustin Tebbutt’s acclaimed debut solo recording – ‘The Breach’ – set blogs and Triple J alight on release and his story of creating the bleak epic during the depths of a Scandinavian winter captured imaginations everywhere.
Alongside glowing reviews and a fast-growing fan base, Dustin’s music boldly gained momentum from it’s humble and completely organic start, a strong sign that his textured blend of carefully crafted sounds and lyrics had the weight to really stir the emotions.
In 2015, a seven-song mini-album entitled ‘Home’ by the bespectacled Australian singer/songwriter appropriately enough had all its songs written, recorded, produced and performed at home by Dustin. The release was accompanied by a national tour in the largest venues he’d ever played as word of mouth spread about his distinctly evocative music.
Dustin released his debut album ‘First Light’ in August 2016 and again, the artist wrote, produced and recorded all tracks himself with only occasional help from a few friends. The album was a marked creative progression, emerging from the dawn of a romance, the record was about falling in love, then getting up and seeing the world in a whole new way. ‘First Light’ propelled Dustin’s monthly Spotify listeners to over 1.5 million with his songs accumulating an astounding 200+ million streams to date.
In 2017, Dustin embarked on a sold-out, eight-date Winter Tour of the UK and Europe, as well as the national Distant Call tour with Lisa Mitchell. Dustin also released ‘Atlas In Your Eye’ – a beautifully crafted new song for the Australian film adaptation of the award-winning iconic Australian novel by Craig Silvery, ‘Jasper Jones’. The song was shortlisted in APRA’s 2017 Screen Music Awards alongside a notable number of well-known contemporary musicians such as Missy Higgins & Sarah Blasko.
2018 has so far seen the release of three new singles from Dustin – one as featured artist on Flight Facilities track “All Your Love” (which amassed over 1 million streams in it’s debut week) and two new solo singles; “Love Is Blind” and a solo acoustic version of “All Your Love”.