Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards

Dan Michaelson is a London based musician, composer and creative instrumentalist. Acclaimed for his unique take on sparse beauty and emotional weight, his Epic Minimalism spans film, television and recorded album projects.


A more direct form of writing manifested a selection of songs that just weren’t quite right for Absentee…

Co-produced with Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bjork, Will Oldham…) ‘Saltwater’ is an exceptional solo debut which features some of the most touching songs these ears have heard in a long time.¬†With guest spots from Magic Numbers and Rumble Strips, it’ll be changing lives.

“The laureate of emotional desolation” – Uncut

“Michaelson is a master of the bleak atmosphere” – Q

“Melancholic gold” – Mojo