Soundbite: Tash Sultana

Music is an art, and it’s not every day you listen to an artist that sings and plays every instrument in one song. Tash Sultana is an Australian singer-songwriter musician considered to be a one-woman band. Tash Sultana’s style and genre of music is considered a mix of psychedelic, alternative and reggae rock. At the very young age of 3, Tash Sultana’s grandfather gifted her a guitar, and since then she has mastered 20 instruments including bass, flute, saxophone, percussion and trumpet. Unable to find a regular job, Sultana began busking, or street performing, in Melbourne, launching her career in the music industry. Sultana released her first EP “Notion” in 2016 which included the song “Jungle,” voted number three on the Triple J Hottest 100 and featured on FIFA 18. With the success of “Notion,” the talented artist began touring Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the United Kingdom performing hundreds of sold out shows. In 2017, Sultana performed her own version of MGMT’s “Electric Feel” for triple J’s “Like A Version” segment where musicians typically cover a song they love. Listeners say her version of “Electric Feel” is passionate and spiritual by and, in my own opinion, it’s just as great as the original song.

On Aug. 31, 2018, Sultana released her debut LP titled “Flow State”. In an interview with the blog Indierocks, she states that the influence behind the album name was “the term to refer to when you access a part of your mind known as your being, and you find something you are passionate about.” The album is made up of 13 songs solely performed by Sultana, and singles from “Flow State” include “Salvation,” “Harvest Love” and “Free Mind”. Rolling Stone Magazine along with Mikey Cahill of the Australian morning newspaper Herald Sun rated the album four out of five stars, commenting “she shows us she can go toe-to-toe with Hendrix, Erykah Badu, India. Arie and plenty more….She reigns.”

Tash Sultana is not only a talented musician, but an artist who has inspired listeners with edgy music that is full of good vibrations. Her style is entirely her own, and her guitar solos will give you chills. With that said, let yourself get lost in the music.

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