Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Pop


Sounds like

YOU, Can, decide


band members

Tara Simmons and some very good friends. Special mention to Chris O'Neill on drums.


Influences

I, Like, song


Bio

Groupie, Mucho Bravado & Falcona present: TARA SIMMONS // PLUTO JONZE CO-HEADLINE TOUR // FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SUN with special guests to be announced TICKETS ON SALE 9AM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 WEDNESDAY, OCT 24 | BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE Tickets available via www.oztix.com.au, 1300 762 545 & Oztix outlets FRIDAY, OCT 26 | FBI SOCIAL, SYDNEY Tickets available via www.oztix.com.au, 1300 762 545 & Oztix outlets THURSDAY, NOV 1 | WORKERS CLUB, MELBOURNE Tickets available from Corner Box Office (57 Swan St, Richmond) or 03 9486 1677 It’s been an eye-opening and back-breakingly busy 12 months or so for Simmons who began her current journey with producer Yanto Browning (The Medics, The Jungle Giants, Kate Miller-Heidke) on her last release, an EP called All You Can which spawned two radio singles – All You Can and I Cannot Be Saved. This EP was the first time Simmons has ever enlisted a producer (her debut Spilt Milk was a self-produced effort) and, embracing the collaborative-environment, she continued the relationship into this project. With an evolving taste in music and its production, and a healthy sense of inspiration from indie-pop’s unique and edgy Scandinavian songstresses, Simmons realised while performing one day that she needed a change. This decisive moment led her to her start making music that not only awakened a more daring streak from within herself, but also challenges her place in the country’s indie-pop scene. ‘Be Gone’ is the result of this attitude and the first single lifted from the singer’s forthcoming second record, which she describes sonically as “a steam train… with a few quieter moments”. The single has already garnered rotation on triple j and now features a striking new video thanks to Brisbane directors Derryn Watts & Alex Barnes.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

18 Sep 2012

Triple J
50

If Drive was being remade next year they should use this to roll over the credits. Or at least when Toadie and Sonja have their baby on Neighbours. I digress; a contender for pop tune of the year.

If Drive was being remade next year they should use this to roll over the credits. Or at least when Toadie and Sonja have their baby on Neighbours. I digress; a contender for pop tune of the year.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

20 Sep 2012

Triple J
30

Pretty slick and all the shiny synths and drums support the vocals instead of drowning them out, like the big chorus snapping out of the 80s looped keys. It feels like it needs a bigger bottom-end oomph, but maybe i'm splitting electronic hairs. A deft tune.

Pretty slick and all the shiny synths and drums support the vocals instead of drowning them out, like the big chorus snapping out of the 80s looped keys. It feels like it needs a bigger bottom-end oomph, but maybe i'm splitting electronic hairs. A deft tune.

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Feb 2012

Triple J
40

Such stellar production, it's endlessly bouncy stuff.

Such stellar production, it's endlessly bouncy stuff.