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Just Announced: Tash Sultana will headline The Met in May

Tash Sultana | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

After playing increasingly larger venues over the last few years, Tash Sultana has just announced her biggest Philly show yet. The Australian singer-songwriter will headline The Met on May 17; folk duo Pierce Brothers will open.

Tash Sultana released her debut full-length, Flow State, in August. The Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist has been described as a “one person band”, and in addition to writing and performing the songs on Flow State, she also arranged and produced the album, and released it on her own label, Lonely Lands Records. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Tash Sultana’s newest single “Harvest Love”

Tash Sultana | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

XPN listeners have been falling in love with Australian singer-songwriter Tash Sultana and her song “Salvation,” and now the 23-year-old from Melbourne has just put out a second song from her soon-to-be-released debut full-length Flow State, which comes out in late August. Take a listen to “Harvest Love” below. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Tash Sultana will headline The Fillmore Philadelphia in June

Tash Sultana | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

After a stunning, sold-out Union Transfer performance last fall, Melbourne guitar sensation Tash Sultana just extended her ongoing world tour into the summer, when she’ll return stateside to play in her biggest venues yet. The run features a headlining slot at The Fillmore Philadelphia on Saturday, June 2nd, and tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.; more information on the show at the XPN Concert CalendarContinue reading →

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Tash Sultana delivers a mind-blowing performance at Union Transfer

Tash Sultana | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

A sold out crowd warmly welcomed Tash Sultana to Union Transfer yesterday evening. Sultana, a twenty two year old multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne, Australia, has been making waves all across the globe with her jaw-dropping one woman show, as well as her debut EP Notion. She employs sound looping to build layers of melody and rhythm onstage, giving the illusion of a full band when, in fact, its just her. This technique, mixed with mind-blowing guitar performances left the audience speechless. Continue reading →

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Listen: Tash Sultana digs into Notion and plays “Jungle” for World Cafe

Tash Sultana | photo courtesy of the artist
Tash Sultana | photo courtesy of the artist

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.

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Couldn’t get into Tash Sultana’s sold-out World Cafe Live gig? She’s playing Union Transfer in the fall

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Tash Sultana | photo courtesy of the artist

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 →

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Tash Sultana to release debut Notion EP on Mom + Pop, sells out U.S. tour

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Tash Sultana | photo courtesy of the artist

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.

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Philly’s Orion Sun shines on NPR Music’s Slingshot Artist To Watch list

Orion Sun at Made In America 2018 | photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

In fall 2017 NPR Music and VuHaus‘ public radio network announced Slingshot, a collective effort of public music stations to elevate emerging artists they’ve discovered and want to share with the world. Since then many of the artists it showcased have become household names in radio and streaming playlists across the country and beyond; Tash Sultana, Ruston Kelly, Phoebe Bridgers, Tierra Whack, Dermot Kennedy, J.S. Ondara to name a few.

Today, NPR Music has released a list of 20 Slingshot Artists To Watch for 2019 – including Philly singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Orion Sun. WXPN’s John Vettese speaks to why she deserves a spot on the list: Continue reading →