Native Tongue is excited to announce the singing of multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Dan Luscombe.
For the past twelve years Dan has been a member of the critically-acclaimed Australian outfit The Drones. He began his professional career at age eighteen joining The Blackeyed Susans (who’s alumni included members of The Triffids, Dirty Three and The Cruel Sea) and went on to work and perform alongside a host of other respected performers including tenures with Paul Kelly, Courtney Barnett and Marlon Williams.
His notable works as a screen composer include the score for Jindabyne (dir. Ray Lawrence) which he co-wrote with Paul Kelly and Hounds Of Love (dir. Ben Young). His scores for television include Mr. & Mrs Murder (Ch. 10) and Laid (ABC).
Though he’s been largely involved with guitar-based independent bands and artists throughout his career, Dan’s influences and scoring work take in a breadth of styles, from stark electronic (Hounds Of Love), traditional choral (Jindabyne), jazz-noir (Mr. & Mrs Murder), brutal guitar ambience (for the television adaptation of Wolf Creek) through to the whimsical and bent (Laid). Dan’s most recent scoring work was for the sci-fi feature I Am Mother which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019.
Jindabyne was awarded Best Feature Film Score in the 2006 ARIA Awards, and the jury prize for Best Score at the 2006 Valladolid Film Festival (Spain). I Am Mother was awarded Feature Film Score of the Year at the 2019 Screen Music Awards.
Native Tongue’s Managing Director Jaime Gough explains, “Dan is a stalwart of the Melbourne music scene. A true talent both on stage and in the studio. It’s a privilege to welcome such a fine musician, composer, artist and collaborator into the Native Tongue family.”