Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


band members

Tammy Haider-vocals, guitar, keys Andrew Bencina- backing vocals, guitar, keys, sampler Andrew Papadopoulos- bass, good vibes


Influences

angel olsen sharon van etten liz phair


Website

Bio

Crystalline Melbourne songwriter Tammy Haider’s debut solo album, The One, is an interplay of the organic and the experimental; a humour of the mind, an ache of the heart, drawing the listener close like a confidant.

Whilst Tammy Haider loves and lives to play music, her lifestyle as a musician is slightly atypical. Rather than inhabiting the clichés of inner city life ­ soaking up sound, living after dark, and falling into dangerous adventures with all the right people ­ Haider prefers a splendid isolation, more akin to a poet or short storywriter. “It’s how I make sense of my life”, Haider explains. “I know I can write a good song, that’s a really powerful thing – I’m blessed I can do that. I like taking myself away, not being around people.”

Domiciled in Berlin for several years, Haider got hungry – hungry for new experience, new music, and new ways of creating. Leaving her much loved ambient/alt.country duo Royalchord behind in Berlin, Haider circled back to Melbourne with a well received EP, Genuine Feeling; a bridge between Royalchord and her long awaited solo debut, The One.
Throughout her new work, Haider’s effortlessly melodious voice takes centre stage around acoustic and electronic music spheres, created by Haider and her co­producer Andrew Bencina; with Barry Turnbull, Andrew Papadopoulos, Marcel Borrack, Tobias Hengeveld, and Jeff Samin all lending different instrumental voices. And while it expands the preceding EP’s wry tales onto a wider, stranger, more reflective canvas, this new work is highly unfiltered; her autobiographical epiphanies ringing more deeply true as they ascend to a higher plane.

“The One” was mixed by renowned engineer Andy Stewart, whose credits include Gotye, Brighter Later, Paul Kelly and CW Stoneking.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

07 Dec 2017

Triple J
40

This song is so endearing. Heck yeah we can be just friends.

This song is so endearing. Heck yeah we can be just friends.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

16 Dec 2016

Triple J
35

Got the recommendation from Jess Locke about this track and I'm so pleased to hear it! Beautiful mood here, accentuated by the watery electronic shuffle.

Got the recommendation from Jess Locke about this track and I'm so pleased to hear it! Beautiful mood here, accentuated by the watery electronic shuffle.

Review

Review by Harrison Kefford Harrison Kefford

13 Sep 2017

Super Reviewer
40

The tender and intimate sounds going on throughout the track have a unique play on your vocal, it's incredible. An incredibly intimate and tender atmosphere.

The tender and intimate sounds going on throughout the track have a unique play on your vocal, it's incredible. An incredibly intimate and tender atmosphere.