Austin attended George Ward School and Lowbourne Juniors in Wiltshire. While in school he joined a band called Four Parts Water, and began working part-time at the Moles Studio in Bath.
In 2004, Austin played bass with a band called The Cooper Temple Clause. He also produced a number of recordings with this group.
ustin produced the band Cherry Ghost album A Thirst For Romance and the follow-up albums Beneath this Burning Shoreline and Herd Runners. In 2008 a song he produced for this band won the Ivor Novello award.
Austin has contributed to the Doves' Kingdom Of Rust and new tracks on the Best Of release which he produced. Austin has also produced an album for US act Evaline, and he has also mixed tracks for MORNING PARADE and YOUNG REBEL SET.
Austin was shortlisted for a Music Producers Guild Award in 2013.
Since 2013 Austin has worked with Gil Norton on albums by Twin Atlantic, Futures, Pulled Apart By Horses and Maximo Park as well as tracks by The People the Poet and You Me At Six. Austin and Gil finished the debut album '‘Anthems’' for Pure Love, the new band from ex-Gallows frontman Frank Carter and in 2014 Austin produced an album with the band Arcane Roots.
Production, mixing and engineering credits in reverse chronological order
- You Me at Six (Engineer & Co-Mixer) The Swarm Track
- Maximo Park (Engineer & Co-Mixer) The National Health Album
- Pulled Apart By Horses (Engineer & Co-Mixer) ’Tough Love Album
- The People The Poet (Engineer & Co-Mixer) Sing & Molly Drove Me Away Tracks
- Futures (Engineer & Co-Mixer) The Karma Album
- Twin Atlantic (Engineer & Co-Mixer) ’Free Album
- Airship (Producer & Mixer) Stuck In This Ocean Album
- Young Rebel Set (Producer & Mixer) Curse Our Love Album Tracks
- Bayside (Engineer) Killing Time Album
- The Winchell Riots (Producer) Figure 8′s EP
- Doves (Co-Producer) Andalucia & Best Of Album
- Cherry Ghost (Producer & Mixer) Beneath This Burning Shoreline Album
- Morning Parade (Producer & Mixer) Marble Attic Youth and Seasick Tracks
- Evaline (Producer & Mixer) Woven Material Album
- Doves (Co-Producer) Kingdom Of Rust Album
- Doves (Engineer) Some Cities Album Tracks
- The Hours (Engineer) See The Light Album
- People In Planes (Producer) Beyond The Horizon Album
- Starsailor (Engineer) ’Boy In Waiting EP
- Cherry Ghost (Producer & Mixer) Thirst For Romance Album
- B52s (Engineer) Funplex Album
- iLikeTrains (Producer & Mixer) Terra Nova Single
- Massive Attack (Engineer & Programmer) Battle In Seattle OST Album Tracks
- Cooper Temple Clause (Producer) ’Make This Your Own Album Tracks
- Massive Attack (Engineer & Programmer) Collected Album Tracks
- People In Planes (Producer & Mixer) ’Instantly Gratified Single
- People In Planes (Producer & Mixer) ’As Far As The Eye Can See Album Tracks
- Massive Attack (Programmer) Various Adverts
- Fell City Girl (Producer & Mixer) ’Swim EP
- Queens Of The Stone Age (Mixer) Over The Years And Through The Woods Live DVD
- Lucky Jim (Engineer) All The Kings Horses Album Tracks
- Oceansize (Producer & Engineer) Everyone Into Position Album
- KT Tunstall (Engineer)' Under The Weather Single
- Massive Attack (Programmer) ’Danny The Dog OST
- Cooper Temple Clause (Producer & Mixer) Kick Up The Fire… Album
- Motion Picture Soundtrack (Producer & Mixer) When All The Lights Go Out Album
- Biffy Clyro (Engineer & Programmer) A Blackened Sky Album
- Snuff (Remixer) Ichola Buddha
- Snuff (Engineer & Programmer) Disposable Income Album
- Cooper Temple Clause (Engineer & Programmer) See Through And Leave Album
- Reef (Engineer & Mixer) Steal Away Single
- Placebo (Engineer & Programmer) Live In Paris DVD
- My Vitriol (Engineer) Live Tracks
- Mansun (Assistant Engineer) I Can Only Disappoint You Single
- Robert Plant (Assistant Engineer) Dream Land Album
- Elevator Suite (Assistant Engineer) Barefoot & Shitfaced Album
- Medium 21 (Assistant Engineer) Killings From The Dial Album
- "ALBUM REVIEW: LOVE AMONGST RUIN – “LOSE YOUR WAY”". XS Noise, August 30, 2015 by Amanda Stock
- "Swarathma". Planet City.[dead link] (not on the Wayback Machine either)
- "Monarks premiere new video for ‘You Were My Fire’". Upset Magazine.
- "Words With: The Cooper Temple Clause". Gigwise
- "Dan scoops top music award". 29 May 2008 / Craig Evry
- "Cherry Ghost – Herd Runners". Music OMH, by Graeme Marsh | 6 May 2014
- "Doves: Producing Kingdom Of Rust". Sound on Sound, July 2009, Tom Doyle
- "Soundpad". Rolling Stone India, November 08, 2008
- "Producing Great Tones With Dan Austin" Archived 2016-05-09 at the Wayback Machine MusicTech Sep 10th, 2010
- "Dan Austin". Australian Charts.
- "Airship: Stuck In This Ocean". Drowned in Sound,
- "AIRSHIP Kids". Get Ready to Rock, Review by Pete Whalley. June 2011
- "The Music Producers Guild Announces Shortlist For 2013 Awards". Record of the Day, 12 December 2012
- "In The Studio With Arcane Roots". Rock Sound, Carla Mundy.
- "Airship Stuck in This Ocean Review ". BBC.
- "Cherry Ghost: Beneath this Burning Shoreline". Drowned in Sound
- Paoletta, Michael (13 March 2004). Albums: Pop. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 55–. ISSN 0006-2510.
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