Natalie Foster - Vocals, Pete Corrigan - Keys, Greg Rietwyk - Guitar, Thief MacRae - Bass, Frank Lees - Drums
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Melbourne indie-pop darlings, Tully on Tully, have been playing together, honing their craft since 2011. Stemming from lyricist Natalie Foster's innate ability to write a catchy melody, Tully on Tully brings together delicate indie-pop tunes and infectious hooks with all the heart-warming sensibilities of a full-piece band. Capturing the imagination of the listener with romantic stories and poetic imagery, the group's music delves into the world of longing and nostalgia - featuring unexpectedly dark lyrics.
2013 kicked off with Tully on Tully awarded the triple j Unearthed prize to play at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl for Melbourne’s all ages Push Over Festival. Not long after the band were invited to perform in Manila, Philippines at Wanderland Festival along with The Temper Trap and Nada Surf; followed by shows in Singapore. Returning to home shores mid year for the independent release of debut EP ‘Weightless’ coupled with national touring. ‘Weightless’ was well received at media, and by the bands growing fan base, featured at DIG and Triple R. Tully on Tully’s live show has been described as mesmerising, with audiences completely falling for the intrinsic song writing, spiralling guitar work and stunning vocal delivery, Tully on Tully have supported the likes of Whitley and Tiger Town.
Tully on Tully are setting their sights even higher for 2014. Kicking off the year with appearances at St Kilda Festival and Apollo Bay Music Festival as well as international touring including playing at Canadian Music Week and Music Matters in Singapore.
Natalie Foster’s vocals are breathtaking from the opener; effortlessly clear and powerful, but also bewitching and warm.….this is a band with an ethereal quality….Tully On Tully are both delicate and powerful, demonstrating flawless mastery of their instruments and vocals. A great performance. Inpress Magazine
Melbourne indie-pop 5-piece Tully On Tully are the winners of our Push Over competition. Catch them playing the festival's Green Stage at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, 5:20pm this Monday March 11.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
We'd probably describe it as indie pop, with some folk and rock influences. It started out quite piano-based with a strong singer-songwriter feel, but as we played and wrote more together the sound shifted to what it is now, a bit darker and grungier but still with strong pop elements. It happened fairly organically, there were a few conscious decisions and choices that we made but for the most part we're a bunch of mates who like making some noise together. We're all from pretty different backgrounds musically; a mix between classical, pop, funk, soul, punk and metal... Our influences aren't terribly specific, rather just sounds and ideas from artists we like.
You’re the winners of our Push Over competition - playing the Green Stage at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, 5:20pm this Monday March 11 - what can Push Over attendees expect from the Tully On Tully live show?
We're so excited to be playing Push Over, still can't believe we won the competition! If you come along, expect to see us doing our thing... A bit of intensity, a bit of lightness, some up tunes and down tunes. There's even a bit of ukelele in there for those of that persuasion. We'll be playing two of our singles, "Naked" and "Stay" which some people may have heard on Triple J already.
Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you?
The Melbourne music scene is a consistently impressive one. There's a lot of talent going around at the moment and it's impossible not to be inspired by some of those bands. Hayden Calnin is making some huge waves, and we were lucky enough to collaborate with him on our latest single and video clip, "Stay". He's an awesome musician and a great guy to boot, it's hard not to be inspired by him. There's so many others though, Hiatus Kaiyote are always cool to see and they're really gaining some traction over in the US. And of course our mates who are also playing around, Neighbourhood Youth, Playwrite, Sunk Junk and heaps more. Melbourne is where it's happening!
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and by who?
"Don't stop believing" - Journey
What’s coming up for you in 2013?
We're hoping to tour the country for a bit and play beyond Victoria... We have an album which we're hoping to drop mid-year. And a lot of gigs. Way more than we have in the past, and some exciting prospects which we can't really talk about just yet. And of course we'll be heading back into the rehearsal studios to jam and write and hopefully have a bunch of new songs to work on.
Australian music is…?
...unique! I feel like we have no strong musical heritage like most other countries - jazz in the States, classical in Europe and so on, being such a young nation. So we're making our own, and it's happening right now. But it's varied and diverse, and it's being produced by some exceptional musicians. It's a pretty exciting time to be a lover of music!View Profile Hide Interview
30 Oct 2012
there are a lot ...
there are a lot of things that work about this song, but there are also a few bits that don't. Overall, it's a great step up for the band and has a lot of things going for it, but personally for me, i don't think it's all the way there yet.