Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Jeff Buckley, Angel Olsen


band members

Tanaya Harper - Vocals + Guitar Beau Torrance - Backing Vocals + Lead Guitar Sara McPherson - Bass Luke Del Fante - Drums


Influences

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


Website

linktr.ee/tanayaharpermusic

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 second 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 Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

18 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

tanaya's doing great things in her local scene and this draws on the classics in a great way!

tanaya's doing great things in her local scene and this draws on the classics in a great way!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

04 Dec 2020

Triple J
40

sweet as it gets from tanaya! i was gonna say that someone in particular in the crowd is feeling extra special when this one is being played live but actually i'm sure a few couples might just have a little smooch to this one.

sweet as it gets from tanaya! i was gonna say that someone in particular in the crowd is feeling extra special when this one is being played live but actually i'm sure a few couples might just have a little smooch to this one.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

20 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

It's pandemic season and I've been watching plenty of Great British Bake Off so I'm comparing this to precisely baked lemon tart. You've got the curd bringing that zing from Tanaya's sweet vocal and it's backed up by a firm base that adds a bit of texture and crunch to the mix. More please!

It's pandemic season and I've been watching plenty of Great British Bake Off so I'm comparing this to precisely baked lemon tart. You've got the curd bringing that zing from Tanaya's sweet vocal and it's backed up by a firm base that adds a bit of texture and crunch to the mix. More please!