The Aussie is still only 21-years-old but she’s got a hell of a cult following around the world. The multi-talented musician has 23 million Spotify hits on her top two tracks and has been selling out venues across the world, including in London, where we were lucky enough to catch her.
Scala, just a minute’s walk from King’s Cross Station, was a banger of a venue. It’s intimate but not tiny with a capacity of 1,145 and the layers work well for a view of the stage – which is important when you’re watching Tash, as you’re going to want to see the live-looping ingenuity unfold on stage.
This girl has some serious raw talent. She wails on electric guitar like a low-key Jimi Hendrix. She has serious skills on the trumpet. She can play the panpipes – and probably every other musical instrument you can think of. And she plays music on her own terms, too.
“We have to make three minute songs for the radio but this is how it’s meant to sound!” she tells the crowd after about 15 minutes of thrashing electric goodness out on stage.
Truth be told, though Tash’s set is almost an hour and a half long, you wouldn’t need both hands to count the number of songs she plays – the tracks are long, raw, uncensored, sensitive journeys delivered with an indulgence both refreshing and hypnotic.