While in town during a completely sold-out debut tour of the U.S. a few weeks ago, Australian multi-instrumentalist and one-person band Tash Sultana sat down with newly minted World Cafe host Talia Schlanger to talk about the journey that seems to have skyrocketed the young Melbourne native to international acclaim.
Melbourne singer-songwriter Tash Sultana has captured our attention in a big way here at WXPN HQ, from a spotlight on Mike Vasilikos’ New Music Show to start off 2017 to appearing in World Cafe’s Sense of Place: Melbourne series.
Seems like Sultana had a similar effect on everybody else, at about the same time no less — as soon as we found out, we also found out her show at World Cafe Live upstairs is very sold out, just like the rest of her short winter U.S. tour. Fear not, though — Sultana just announced another return run of dates in much bigger rooms, including a show at Union Transfer on October 5th. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
If you caught this week’s New Music Show on XPN, you may have heard a track called “Jungle” from Australian artist Tash Sultana. It’s bright, layered, impossibly catchy and has skyrocketed the young multi-instrumentalist to viral status in her home country. Now the Melbourne native is breaking through here in the U.S., selling out all nine dates of an introductory tour (including a February 18th date at World Cafe Live) and announcing a stateside release of her debut EP Notion via Mom + Pop Records on February 17th. Watch Sultana perform “Jungle” in a live bedroom series below and stay tuned for updates.
We’re fresh off a Record Store Day Weekend, and that means we’ve got some exclusive tunes to spin on our New Music Show tonight. In the mix we’ll feature a new song from Philly’s own The War on Drugs, that doubles as our “Gotta Hear Song of the Week”. And Jason Isbell contributed a live EP to the weekend festivities, we’ll play you something from that too. Also, tonight we’ll hear more from Australian sensation Tash Sultana and another track from the forthcoming Afghan Whigs album. Make sure your radio is set to WXPN at 8PM, we’ve got all that and more.
There is no shortage of new music right now, and that’s a great thing! It really has been an amazing start to 2017 as we heard last week on our New Music Show and tonight is no different. Tune in at 8pm as we’ll hear the return of Philadelphia’s own Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Also, do you remember the band American Music Club? Well, frontman/founder Mark Eitzel has a new solo album that should not be overlooked … we’ll take a listen. And it’s been 22 years since we last heard a new song from the band Slowdive. We’ll play that, and guess who else is back???