Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Jeff Buckley, Angel Olsen


band members

Tanaya Harper


Influences

Thom Yorke, Sharon Van Etten, Emily Haines, Jeff Buckley, Billie Holiday


Website

Bio

Indie-rock angel Tanaya Harper is one of Perth’s leading ladies of original music.

Her insightful lyricism resonates with audiences as she delivers her personal experiences with depression, anxiety and living with bipolar disorder.

Tanaya is well-known for sharing her intimate messages and silken melodies, paired with disarming (plus awkward/hilarious) stage banter.

She’s supported many admirable musicians, including Alex The Astronaut, Jess Locke and Abbe May, as well as sharing the stage with artists like Stella Donnelly, Lucy Peach and Carla Geneve.

In 2017 she featured on the most recent album (Sapa Inca Delirium) of revered UK artist The Cyclist which was released through Hypercolour.

Tanaya also founded four-piece Bells Rapids who played In The Pines (2017) in their first active year, and supported Jen Cloher in Perth earlier this year.

She also plays bass guitar in her third band, Ghost Care.

Tanaya’s debut EP ‘Some Kinds’ was released June 2018 via Healthy Tapes Records, Melbourne.

The EP features Stella Donnelly, was recorded by Nick McKenzie and mixed/mastered by Broderick Madden-Scott.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

27 Oct 2019

Triple J
35

The start of this song felt like a sweet little thing, full of lalalala’s and beautiful vocals but soon enough Tanaya bares fangs and you realize this one is more than it first seems

The start of this song felt like a sweet little thing, full of lalalala’s and beautiful vocals but soon enough Tanaya bares fangs and you realize this one is more than it first seems

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Oct 2019

Triple J
45

totally smitten by these melodies from tanaya and those last 30 secs are just what it needed for a final punch.

totally smitten by these melodies from tanaya and those last 30 secs are just what it needed for a final punch.

Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

17 Aug 2018

Triple J
40

Pulls you in with soft intimacy and comforts you with velvety vocals.

Pulls you in with soft intimacy and comforts you with velvety vocals.