TAMAM SHUD // Northern Star Hotel
Where were you, and what were you doing when Tamam Shud last played some of their tripped out live shows back on the University scene during the acid movement of the 70’s? Most people probably wouldn’t remember and those who do probably weren’t there!
However, everyone recalls Tamam Shud for their input and timeless tracks contributed to Australian surf film classics, “Hot Generation, Evolution and the seminal Morning of the Earth”.
It wasn’t long ago Tamam Shud were onboard for the sold-out national tour for ‘A Long Way to the Top’ arena spectaculars and ‘Delightful Rain: A celebration of Australian Surf Music’ shows.
More recently the band undertook a brief East Coast tour in 2017 with Andrew Kidman & The Windy Hills.
They have just wrapped up recording a new LP and with this release, an opportunity to celebrate their latest recording. “It starts with some surf-sounding stuff, but quickly goes into a tougher, almost punk sound,” enthuses Tim Gaze. “It’s all guitars, bass and drums.” As for Lindsay Bjerre, he simply states: “I haven’t changed – there’s still some pretty weird stuff going on the songs I’m writing now!”
Time has looked after this band.
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