TAMMY HAIDER

‘THE ONE’

Debut solo album out now – HERE

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“UTTERLY gorgeous, and haunting”SPEAKER TV

“TAMMY HAIDER throws you on the back of of the truck… Reserve your energy, Haider’s in for the long haul” ­-  MIKEY CAHILL, HERALD SUN

“TAMMY HAIDER is a magic maker….music with a devotionary beauty and elegant honesty to nestle deeply, slowly, and surely into your  heart” – SOPHIE MILES, MISTLETONE RECORDS

“TAMMY HAS a unique style which shows an incredible  capacity for synthesizing classic pop and new ideas.  She’s provocative and daring in a way that a lot of  people can’t be at the moment. Even though she has  experience as a songwriter she’s always able to make  her songs sound fresh, like she just discovered the things  she’s singing about. You can’t help but admire that” – DAVID NICHOLS, CULTURAL COMMENTATOR

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MELBOURNE TOTE RESIDENCY:

Tue Dec 5, 12, 19

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Crystalline Melbourne songwriter Tammy Haider’s debut solo album, The One, is an inter­play of the organic and the experimental; a humour of the mind, an ache of the heart, drawing the listener close like a confidant.

Whilst Tammy Haider loves and lives to play music, her lifestyle as a musician is slightly atypical. Rather than inhabiting the clichés of inner city life ­- soaking up sound, living after dark, and falling into dangerous adventures with all the right people ­- Haider prefers a splendid isolation, more akin to a poet or short storywriter. “It’s how I make sense of my life”, Haider explains. “I know I can write a good song, that’s a really powerful thing – I’m blessed I can do that. I like taking myself away, not being around people.”

Domiciled in Berlin for several years, Haider got hungry – hungry for new experience, new music, and new ways of creating. Leaving her much ­loved ambient/alt­.country duo Royalchord behind in Berlin, Haider circled back to Melbourne with a well received EP, Genuine Feeling; a bridge between Royalchord and her long awaited solo debut, The One.

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Throughout her new work, Haider’s effortlessly melodious voice takes centre ­stage around acoustic and electronic music ­spheres, created by Haider and her co-­producer Andrew Bencina; with Barry Turnbull, Andrew Papadopoulos, Marcel Borrack, Tobias Hengeveld, and Jeff Samin all lending different instrumental voices. And while it expands the preceding EP’s wry tales onto a wider, stranger, more reflective canvas, this new work is highly unfiltered; her autobiographical epiphanies ringing more deeply true as they ascend to a higher plane. “The One” was mixed by renowned engineer Andy Stewart, whose credits include Gotye, Brighter Later, Paul Kelly and CW Stoneking.

In addition to a well ­received set at 2016’s Summer Tones festival at Abbotsford Convent, and opening for Kurt Vile earlier this year, Haider has played regular low ­key slots in Melbourne, honing her wry observations and slyly confessional missives. Ever unafraid to experiment, Haider remains committed to giving the song what it demands, in the spirit of her long­running inspirations St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, PJ Harvey, and new discovery Kali Uchis, whom Haider describes as “a Colombian Amy Winehouse; equally uncensored.”

Life, uncensored makes for great music in Haider’s world. “Life is hard: but it can be joyful”, she affirms. “I didn’t want to make a ‘joyful’ album – that would be a lie. It’s just maybe more peaceful”.

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photo by Rebecca Rocks

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HEAR MORE from TAMMY HAIDER HERE

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AMNPLIFY – DB

My nickname is “The Amnplifier”. Why? Because around here my focus is on being a conduit for providing greater outcomes that people come here for. My day to day “work” is living in the moment, and I love helping others concentrate on finding their connection to themselves through their experiences.

Why start a music environment? The truth is I love music, I love writing, and I love life. I work with musicians every day, and I feel certain that I will be until they put me in the ground. I have been managing people in businesses of some sort for over thirty five years so along the way I have developed some “wisdom” from my regular and constant “observations”.

Amnplify your experience. That is what we want you to do here, and if you want to let me know why you do, or don’t, shoot me a message on Facebook.

Hope you enjoy yourself here and find something that hits you somewhere.