NEW WEST

Biography

 New West is a Toronto-based music collective formed in 2017. The group is comprised of four like-minded songwriters and instrumentalists from varying notable studio production and musical backgrounds: Kala Wita, Vella, Ben Key and Noel West.

The four members that make up New West met primarily through Noel. In 2017, Noel conducted separate studio sessions with Kala Wita, who was introduced to Noel via the Toronto music scene and childhood friend Ben Key with the intention of forming a collaborative project. The three inevitably started sessions together however it was the addition of Vella, friend and colleague to Ben, that completed the equation. The chemistry was instantaneous. In 2018, the group changed their name from The .wav to New West, ready to introduce a new signature sound to the Toronto music scene.

All music released by New West is written and performed by all four members. It is this characteristic that defines them as a collective and separates them from other artists and bands. Each member contributes as a multifaceted instrumentalist/songwriter, putting forth a fresh spin on collaborative music. The New West sound is comprised of a wide pallet of sonic inspirations but drawing primarily from British acts such as Oasis, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Toronto artists such as The Weeknd and Daniel Caesar. Their songs emanate themes of nostalgia, infatuation, heartbreak and self-awareness with a focus on songwriting and lyricism. More information and new music will be announced when available.

 

Summer B-Sides Tracklist
01 Special Place In Hell
02. The Kids Are Alright

New West’s double-single Summer B-Sides features evocative and breezy indie-pop earworms, “Special Place In Hell” and “The Kids Are Alright” and is available to stream and purchase today HERE

 New West is a Toronto-based music collective formed in 2017. The group is comprised of four like-minded songwriters and instrumentalists from varying notable studio production and musical backgrounds: Kala Wita, Vella, Ben Key and Noel West.

The four members that make up New West met primarily through Noel. In 2017, Noel conducted separate studio sessions with Kala Wita, who was introduced to Noel via the Toronto music scene and childhood friend Ben Key with the intention of forming a collaborative project. The three inevitably started sessions together however it was the addition of Vella, friend and colleague to Ben, that completed the equation. The chemistry was instantaneous. In 2018, the group changed their name from The .wav to New West, ready to introduce a new signature sound to the Toronto music scene.

All music released by New West is written and performed by all four members. It is this characteristic that defines them as a collective and separates them from other artists and bands. Each member contributes as a multifaceted instrumentalist/songwriter, putting forth a fresh spin on collaborative music. The New West sound is comprised of a wide pallet of sonic inspirations but drawing primarily from British acts such as Oasis, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Toronto artists such as The Weeknd and Daniel Caesar. Their songs emanate themes of nostalgia, infatuation, heartbreak and self-awareness with a focus on songwriting and lyricism. More information and new music will be announced when available.

 

Summer B-Sides Tracklist
01 Special Place In Hell
02. The Kids Are Alright

New West’s double-single Summer B-Sides features evocative and breezy indie-pop earworms, “Special Place In Hell” and “The Kids Are Alright” and is available to stream and purchase today HERE