Indie-rock angel Tanaya Harper is one of Perth’s leading ladies of original music.
Her insightful lyricism resonates with audiences as she delivers her personal experiences with depression, anxiety and living with bipolar disorder.
Tanaya is well-known for sharing her intimate messages and silken melodies, paired with hilarious and endearing stage banter.
She’s supported many admirable musicians, including Alex The Astronaut, Jess Locke and Abbe May, as well as sharing the stage with artists like Stella Donnelly, Jen Cloher and Carla Geneve.
In 2017 she featured on the most recent album (Sapa Inca Delirium) of revered UK artist The Cyclist which was released through Hypercolour.
Tanaya also founded four-piece Bells Rapids who played In The Pines (2017) in their first active year, and supported Jen Cloher in Perth earlier this year.
She also plays bass guitar in her third band, Ghost Care.
Tanaya’s debut EP Some Kinds was released on June 22nd through Melbourne label Healthy Tapes, selling out two launches at Rhubarb Records, Leederville. The first round of cassettes sold out on bandcamp.com before its official release date.
The debut single Graceless was released on May 22nd, followed by the official music video directed by Sarah Sweens.
Graceless was the third most-played track on RTRFM 92.1 for the first half of 2018, played on Triple J’s Home and Hosed, and added to Unearthed rotation.
The Well was played on Triple J’s TOPS one week after it was uploaded onto Unearthed.
All five songs on Some Kinds have been played on by radio stations in Australia and overseas.
The EP features Stella Donnelly, was recorded by Nick McKenzie and mixed/mastered by Broderick Madden-Scott.