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Tash Sultana lives in the moment at The Met Philly

When Tash Sultana told The Met Philly that the world “is a pretty messed up place right now,” they didn’t specify what they felt was making it that way. Sure, we could venture a guess, but last Friday night, the Melbourne singer-guitarist could have been referring to any number of things that flashed across our news feed all week. For Sultana (who is nonbinary and uses they/their pronouns) it was more crucial to focus on uniting rather than dividing — something, they observed, their gigs tend to do.

“It is so nice when you look into a crowd of people and see every single age, every single race, every single sexuality and gender,” they said. “There’s people in the world who want to tear that simplicity apart, but not in here montherfucker! Things are changing, and it’s beautiful to be a part of.” Continue reading →

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The Week Ahead: Josh Ritter, Tash Sultana, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Jim James and more

Tash Sultana | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo

Yes, we get it — it’s a crazy busy musical week here in Philly, between NonCOMM kicking off at World Cafe Live tomorrow and a certain mega-sold-out Saturday night show that will be packing in the crowds on South Street.

But don’t let that stop you from getting out and seeing music; if you’re not grooving to Lizzo’s “Juice,” might we suggest Juice WRLD? Or how about the dazzling guitar stylings of Tash Sultana, or Rodrigo Y Gabriela? There’s a modern rock benefit on Sunday, two killer jazz events, singer-songwriters galore…here are 16 concerts to see in the next 7 days, all around Philly.
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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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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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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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