Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock


Influences

Thelma Plum Memphis Lk Tame Impala


Website

Bio

Hailing from the Fleurieu Peninsula, emerging songwriter Tilly Tjala Thomas has been writing and performing her own songs around Adelaide since the age of 11.
This year has seen her undertake her final year of high school, electing to undertake a creative mentorship with Memphis LK as her major school project.
The music video for ‘Ngana Nyunyi’ directed by Larrakia artist and producer Jimblah, was filmed on Nukunu country in the Southern Flinders and tells the storyline of the song.
Tilly states “It started as a game that my dad would use to help my little sister and I learn Nukunu language.” She continues “On long drives Dad would ask, ‘Ngana Nyunyi (what’s that?)’ and we’d reply ‘Nyunyi kulpi/yirta/thartu (that’s a cloud/bird/hill)’.”
Tilly’s father would use the exercise as a way to connect his daughters to their culture whilst also instilling a sense of pride and appreciation for her Nukunu heritage that is ever present throughout her work.

Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

15 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

This story tucked me in, and told me a bedtime that would keep me dreaming for hours. I think you've actually created a lullaby.

This story tucked me in, and told me a bedtime that would keep me dreaming for hours. I think you've actually created a lullaby.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

13 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

This flowed underneath my skin, calming my soul. A beautiful lullaby that knows the long way to the heart.

This flowed underneath my skin, calming my soul. A beautiful lullaby that knows the long way to the heart.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

11 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

there's a darkness and depth to the production, with your vocals finding the perfect balance in all its lightness and beauty. a serious stunner, Tilly!

there's a darkness and depth to the production, with your vocals finding the perfect balance in all its lightness and beauty. a serious stunner, Tilly!