Indie, Pop, Roots
Tullara, Tracey Chapman, John Butler Trio, Beth Orton, The Waifs
'Better Hold On' - Tullara on Guitar/Vocals, Cat Leahy on Drums, Aurora Jane on Bass, Josh Bennett on Tabla, Tim Bennett on Tapping Bass.
The Waifs , John Butler, Wallis Bird, Newton Faulkner
Australian singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Tullara has quickly developed a reputation as one of the country’s brightest up and coming performers. Renowned for her guitar playing, described as “beautifully complex and intricate while within an instant raw and powerful”, Tullara has an endearing stage presence full of honesty and swagger.
Having spent the last 4 years touring Australia and recording as half of popular folk/roots duo ‘Siskin River’, Tullara has racked up performances at many of the country’s largest and most respected music festivals including: Woodford Folk Festival, The National Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Mullumbimby Music Festival and Caloundra Music Festival. Tullara recently returned from her first solo international tour performing at festivals in Ireland, Slovenia, Sweden and Germany.
John Butler - “Tullara has a way with words and a way with that guitar. Her debut EP bears all the fruit of musician eager to explore, put in the elbow grease and do some soul searching in the process. She's a gifted artist just at the beginning of what looks like to be a promising adventure ahead.”
'Better Hold On' is a searing continuation of what Tullara first put in motion with debut single, 'Too Many’. Both a plea for forgiveness, and a stark warning, 'Better Hold On' is a deep and urgent track, and although Tullara's celebrated guitar and earthy vocals are again at the forefront, it also showcases her band at their dark and complex best.
Tullara sings about the mazes of life – the ones we build ourselves, and the ones that trap us unaware. “I didn't want to let you down, I didn't want to steal your fire,” she sings, her voice full of remorse, and we can't help but follow her deeper into the labyrinth.
'Better Hold On' is Tullara’s lead single from her debut EP recorded at Sunshine Recorder Studios, Port Melbourne, with premier female producer and international touring artist Aurora Jane.