Tash Parker – Waking Up – Out Friday 5th November

‘Waking Up’ is the debut album from Tash Parker, with deeply personal lyrics, yet somehow familiar, arrangements that are original without being exclusive. Tash grabs you upon first listen and then shakes you upon second, third and fourth listens. In this sense, her music simultaneously works on two levels; at surface, it’s fun and poppy; at bottom, it’s powerfully evocative art.

Picking up the guitar as a teenager, Tash quickly invited at the age of eighteen to support The Waifs on their national tour. 2009 her first single ‘I Take The Blame’ was released with Triple J and other community radio stations nationwide supporting it.
Fast-forward to 2010, Tash’s second single ‘Not Prepared’ hit the airwaves with once again support from Triple J. Next up, ‘Waking Up’, which was recorded with producer J. Walker (C.W. Stoneking, Andrew Morris and The Boat People). Wally De Backer helped out and produced two of the album’s tracks: ‘I Take The Blame’ and ‘When It Rains,’ Then in stepped Franc Tetaz and Andy Stewart to mix it and pretty much nailing down that the music industry is already behind Tash. The final product, which will be released October 5th on Tash’s record label, Little Buildings, and distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Inertia, is clean and sharp as cut glass, emphasizing her gentle voice without muffling the passion behind it.

Tash will bring her beautiful album to life throughout November & December on her national album tour:

Sunday November 7th
The Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
with special guests Ben Abraham and Goodnight Owl

Saturday 13th November
Melodica Festival Melbourne
 – The Wesley Anne

Saturday 27th November
The Gate Presents, Sydney
supporting The Paper Scissors

Sunday 28th November
The Vangaurd, Sydney
With special guests Cogel, Jess Chalker & Edward Deer

Monday 29th November
The Cavern – Nobby’s Beach, Gold Coast

Tuesday 30th November
The Palmy – Palm Beach

Wednesday 1st December
The Troubadour, Brisbane
With special guests Scott Spark and Tara Simmons

Thursday 2nd December
The Tree House – Byron Bay

WAKING UP Released Friday November 5th, 2010 at all good record stores,
ITunes and www.tashparker.com

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