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I Thought I'd Be Someone By Now

by Damon Smith And The qualitylightweights

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So From Now 03:57
Call Up Dad 05:18
Oh God 03:58
1000 Days 05:00


Like a diary left open and unattended on a park bench, Damon Smith and the Quality Lightweights' latest opus, I Thought I'd Be Someone By Now is a raw and honest collection of intimate ruminations, peaking curiosity and warranting closer inspection.

Songwriter Damon Smith; musically accompanied by The Quality Lightweights, crafts tunes that are disarmingly candid and inviting. Each song that comprises I Thought I'd Be Someone By Now could as easily be a story told from a seat next to you at the bar than from a stage. Peppered with moments of wit, unflinching and, at times, brutal honesty I Thought I'd Be Someone By Now showcases Smith's exacting lyrical nous.

Musically, I Thought I'd Be Someone By Now, equally illustrates this exacting nature. Predominately accompanied by guitar, piano, percussion and The Quality Lightweight's harmonies, Smith's treacle-dipped yet stoic vocal is joined sparingly with flourishes of strings to create a complete, albeit sparse, melodic landscape. As a result, I Thought I'd Be Someone By Now is an unpretentious and accessible listen.

A diverse collection, I Thought I'd Be Someone By Now traverses a plethora of experience and emotion. The almost jaunty swing of 'This Thing In My Chest' is tempered by the anguished howls of 'Miss My Surname' whilst the direct yet delicate poetry of 'I Won't Wait Around Here' hold a deep resonance. The album has lighter moments also, with "Call Up Dad' and 'Transfixed And Dumb' easily illicit the odd smile and knowing nod.


released July 1, 2011

Damon Smith: Vocals, Piano, Guitars, Organ, Ukelele and Occasional shonky violin.
Lisa Marmur: Vocals & Piano.
Dan Lethbridge: Guitars and vocals.
David Cosma: Electric Bass and Vocals.
Adam Coad: Drums and percussion.
Additional Musicians:
Nick Thorpe: Upright Bass and Vocals.
Paul Jonas: Violin.


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Damon Smith Melbourne, Australia

Damon Smith is a Multi-award-winning composer, lyricist, music producer, writer, instrumentalist, filmmaker and performer living in Melbourne.

An independent artist in the literal, he’s the man in the driver’s seat, from composition to production. With an unrestrained desire for spitting out his tales of ordinary life while ruminating on thought-provoking subject matter,
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