Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Taylah Carroll, Vocals/Guitar, Gabriella Payne, Drums, William Johl Tyrer, Bass, Luke Doyle, Lead Guitar, Tim Harvey, Lead Guitar,


Influences

Mazzy Star, Angel Olsen, Radiohead, Tom Waits, Tim Minchin


Website

www.taylahcarroll.com

Bio

Taylah Carroll is a folk artist with guts. Not afraid to lay it all on the table, Carroll’s lyrics are introspective, evocative and rich with observational wit. But don’t mistake this as an invitation to indulge in sadness, for Carroll’s take-home message is one of hope, as she highlights the beauty in fragility through a nuanced and detailed lens.

Hallmarked by her commanding vocals and the playful transitions between vulnerability and strength, Taylah Carroll’s music is equal parts confessional indie-folk, and dreamy alt-rock. With stylistic echoes of Mazzy Star, and Angel Olsen, the singer-songwriter cites Tom Waits, Tori Amos, and Radiohead as key inspirations, the amalgamation of which have her leaning into nostalgia, with one foot always placed firmly ahead.

"Blossoming Melbourne Artist".
Daniel Hanssen for The AU Review

The last two years have been years of great growth for the young artist. She has been mentored by critically acclaimed artist Olympia (Olivia Bartley), and spent the bulk of this time honing her craft of song writing and performance in bars and clubs across Melbourne, charming punters with her emotive performances, powerful vocals and disarming honesty. Her dedication to her craft has so far seen her support Powderfinger's Darren Middleton at his Melbourne album launch last October. She has also been invited as the main support for Harrison Storm's Australian tour this coming August and played festivals such as Let Go Fest and Live n Local.

Set in the eastern suburb of Melbourne, and recorded alongside Producer Tim Harvey (Lisa Mitchell, Gena Rose Bruce, Jade Imagine), Taylah Carroll’s debut release ‘Vermont’ is a characteristically wry and charming exploration of personal baggage, and the way it informs our behaviour in future relationships.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

29 May 2019

Triple J
40

you know those days when you go for a drive and you are happy cruising like 15/20kms under the speed limit just daydreaming and letting you mind wander. it probs annoys everyone else but it's bliss for you. this song feels like that joy.

you know those days when you go for a drive and you are happy cruising like 15/20kms under the speed limit just daydreaming and letting you mind wander. it probs annoys everyone else but it's bliss for you. this song feels like that joy.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

28 May 2019

Triple J
40

This is good! Sounds like it could've been lifted from Julia Jacklin's album sessions - which I'd say is the highest compliment that I can give pretty much.

This is good! Sounds like it could've been lifted from Julia Jacklin's album sessions - which I'd say is the highest compliment that I can give pretty much.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

22 May 2019

Triple J
40

The perfect slow introspective song that plays at the end of the movie when the hero is changed for the better and is looking at the rest of the naive world with newfound wisdom.
Carroll's lyrics are fantastic, and this song feels so delicately impactful.

The perfect slow introspective song that plays at the end of the movie when the hero is changed for the better and is looking at the rest of the naive world with newfound wisdom.
Carroll's lyrics are fantastic, and this song feels so delicately impactful.