- RELEASE DATE /1 October 2021
- CATALOG /CRT049
- LABEL /Cheersquad Records & Tapes
- FORMAT /Translucent red 180 gr vinyl, black 180 gr vinyl, CD and digital
A FEW WORDS
The album ‘Ten Songs‘ is a return to songwriting for Tania Bowers, taking up with T. Wilds as the new moniker. More of a poet or writer than a musician. The songs were created with simplicity in mind and recorded in a straightforward manner by Matt Toohey in a home studio in Katoomba, NSW.
Some songs have full instrumentation and many have simple guitars and vocal arrangement. Originally set out to be demos, Tania was so pleased with the results she decided to release the recordings, as they hold all the essence of what she wanted the effortlessly named ‘Ten Songs’ album to be.
T. Wilds is a singer/songwriter based in the Blue Mountains in NSW.
The impact of T. Wilds’ voice is immediate and definitive, distinctive, delicate yet powerful, and instantly captivating. Her voice provides the perfect vehicle for her ever-expanding catalogue of songs that are wise and curious, daydreamy and evocative. She is influenced by the beauty of her surroundings and the natural world.
Landing somewhere between the sophisticated soul of Sade, the wistful yearning of Nico, and the country-tinged soul of Gillian Welch, her music continues to evolve into its own genre of delicate indie-folk.
Her stripped-back live performances have seen her impress audiences in support slots for the likes of Cat Power, Wil Oldham, The Books, Kristin Hersch, My Brightest Diamond, Clare Bowditch, and many others.
Previously her inclination to collaborate has seen her work alongside international artists such as Howe Gelb, Tortoise members, and Prefuse 73, but these days she crafts her recordings with fellow Blue Mountains resident Matt Toohey, who adds light and shade with minimal electric guitar atmospherics to accompany the classic simplicity of her acoustic guitar.
The video for ‘Curious Moon‘ was made by Jem Kjelgaard from CloudHerd Films (the same collaborator as ‘I Swim’). Jem, Tania, Matt, the dancers, and her daughter took up in a little room above a café in Katoomba to spend the day shooting movement and singing, working with natural glowing light in the room’s rustic beauty. The gang tried to convey a moonchild spreading dust and spells over the dancers, while keeping the real elements of Tania and Matt’s performance alive. Featuring rocking chairs made by artist Clare Britton.