Max Wareham’s voice is always about to break, warbling and true. He cut his teeth studying jazz at conservatory, but now polishes them digging holes on a horse farm. Known primarily as bassist in psychedelic-pop-rock band Sun Parade, and contributing songwriter to studio-collective Cousin Moon, his solo work is influenced by British folk music, early country music, astronauts, ancestors, deep-sea divers, and Medieval English poetry.
His debut release, simultaneously an album (Good News) and an EP (Rosie) feature fingerstyle guitar woven into tapestries of lo-fi chamber orchestra- bassoons churning, pump organs sitting, sparse and spare. The gentle vocals are a down pillow of memory and longing, the songs winding in wordplay, sincere and sentimental, sometimes silly. His music rings to an old tune with new words, deja vu, and the warm moments in cold seasons.