theaussieword.com catches up with Tush from Tales!
Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? Hey guys, It’s Tush from, Tales, and we all live in little old Adelaide! Our band started off in 2015 with our old name ‘The Winter Gypsy’. We’ve been writing ever since! My first interest in music came from pure boredom. I was recovering from an injury, and my sister had literally stopped playing guitar (she was the musician in the family) to take up photography and graphic design. As her interests changed, she gave me her guitars, taught me how to play Wonderwall, and the rest is history.
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
Listening to artists and songs that you love, tend to spark inspiration in song writing for me. I love it. Bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers & Foo Fighters, really got me through my childhood days. I’ll never forget how much these two bands pulled me into truly loving music. Now I listen to bands like The Middle East, Bon Iver, Death Cab For Cutie, Kings Of Leon and so many others. The list goes on and on.
What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
I would love to gain enough exposure to one day release a full length album. Just to be able to hold a big body of work, personally, would feel so wonderful. Hopefully it all works out!
What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour?
No plans to tour just yet. We are supporting out friend, Timberwolf on Friday Sep 28th, at the Crown & Anchor in Adelaide.
Tell us a bit about your latest album and how would you best describe your music?
Our latest single, ‘So Blue’, was co-written and produced by our friend, Timberwolf. We has a great time coming up with this tune. The way Chris helped us turn this song into what it is today, is just incredible. The man has his way with words! Our music definitely fits under the Indie/Folk category, but we are venturing into some different sounds. Still keeping that Indie sound but going deeper into that soundscape/dreamy factor.
Success, what is the secret to it?
Never give up! No matter what life throws at you.
What has been your biggest career highlight?
Winning the ‘best folk artist’ at the 2017 SA Music Awards! We were all so shocked!
Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring?
Justin Vernon & Dave Ghroll. To me, they are the most incredible stars in this music industry.
Any new projects in the pipeline?
Hopefully we will have another song recorded before the end of this year! Fingers are crossed.
The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
I wish I could tell you. Hopefully we’ll still be doing what we love with music. Our dream would be to tour Europe. Hopefully that pipedream will be a reality soon!
Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists.
Gang Of Youths
Angus & Julia Stone
The Middle East
The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye?
The music industry in my eyes, is strictly online now. I barely see anyone buying CD’s anymore. Selling records for emerging artists is a tough game. It’s all about streaming your music on Spotify and Apple Music. Even then, you rely on Curators to put you on playlists so that you can be heard; otherwise it’s just way too tough for emerging artists.
Thanks for the interview! What final message do you have for us today?
Don’t forget to eat your greens!