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Withered Hand

Withered Hand performing at the Lexington in London on 25 September 2011.
Background information
Birth name Dan Willson
Born London[1]
Origin Edinburgh
Genres Indie rock, folk rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2009-present
Labels Absolutely Kosher Records, Slumberland Records, Fortuna Pop!
Associated acts Meursault, King Creosote, Enfant Bastard
Website witheredhand.com

When I became a parent and hit my thirties, I got my hands on an acoustic guitar. I started writing quiet, simple songs at home and, with a little encouragement, I got more courage and found my voice. I have people and movements who have inspired me to carry on, but I try to write about things I know, nothing too complicated, really.
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I would describe my songs as just a collection of my thoughts, with melodies that probably occurred to me in the grocery store or cycling home, sung as best I can over a bunch of chords.
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Although I didn’t set out to run my own label, I found it made sense quite quickly. I can say what I want and dance to my own tune, even if sometimes it’s like nobody is listening. The trade-off is you stay ‘cult’ and resign yourself to a very modest level of what most people would call success.
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I have to have some kind of creative outlet; otherwise, I’m hell to be around.
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I think the last album I bought was a very beautiful album called ‘Lost Wisdom’ by Mount Eerie featuring Julie Doiron, and I bought it direct from Phil Elverum via his website. It’s cool you can do that now with the Internet.
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I can get a tune out of most things with strings, but I’m not really sure I’m what could be called a musician. I find it fascinating working with people who can play other instruments and sing.
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I had a kind of artrock band called Peanut for a while, which eventually helped me over my fear of singing. That was a big step for me. I never dreamed I could sing songs in front of people.
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I grew up listening to Teenage Fanclub and Eugenius. Scottish music cast a huge influence on me.
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My favourite place is at home with my family. My career is really raising my children. I’m still waiting for clarity on the future.
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