Tara Simmons is a musician determined never to become bored. Critically-acclaimed, industry-recognised and currently on fire with her songwriting game, her catalogue varies between simple folk-driven pop to glitchy, cut-up sample-based electronic. Listen to her songs and you will wonder how do these remarkable sounds come to be? Well aside from being proficient in traditional elements like voice and keys and occasionally whipping out a cello, Tara has been known to shovel around her bathroom, bedroom or even kitchen drawers to find something new and interesting to sample and feature in her music. Tara first came to prominence through 2006’s self-recorded, self-produced and self-financed Pendulum EP, a stunning set of seven songs that not only displayed her influences of early German electronica, folk-pop and experimentalism but also quickly brought her to the attention of her music peers. The second EP - All The Amendments – closely followed and the accolades continued stacking up. EPilation - a compilation of the two EPs – again, came quickly purely through a reluctance to cough up the dough for a double pressing. The idea quickly beyond the simple idea to merely combine the two EPs and instead, the 11 tracks were re-mastered and re-sequenced and now sit together as they should be heard and really belong – in the form of an album. Coming off her first East Coast tour and with a video on the telly for ‘Everybody Loves You’, a couple of songs featuring in the independent film All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane and her song writing more prolific than ever, the stage is set for her debut full-length album: Spilt Milk that was released this February.
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