About

Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. Currently working towards his third full length album, Withered Hand continues to tour and play one-off dates in venues from concert halls to living rooms.

Selected press for last album New Gods:

“New Gods is a record whose amiably DIY musical quality is perfectly matched with a lyrical tone which is at once tuned to a laser-like precision and helped no end by a voice which sounds agonised but still hopeful at every turn” ***** The Scotsman

“A triumphant return” 7.5/10 The 405

“Endlessly loveable stuff” NME 7/10
 
“Beautifully constructed lyrical frameworks … on this banjo-tinged brand of Caledonian gospel” – **** MOJO
 
“The UK’s best lyricist” – King Creosote, in The Independent
 
“Killer melodies … wobbly folk grooves … tunes full of warm, woozy sing-song charm” – ‘Artist to Watch’ – Rolling Stone – 2011