"Blossoming Melbourne Artist".
Daniel Hanssen for The AU Review
“Carroll’s Lyrics are Fantastic, and this song feels delicately impactful” .
Nkechi Anele, Triple J
“You know those days when you go for a drive and you are happy cruising like 10\15 kms under the speed limit just daydreaming and letting your mind wander… This song feels like that joy ”.
Declan Byrne, Triple J
"Stealing the show here Taylah! That voice feels like it comes from an old soul and it's so special to listen to." Claire Mooney, Triple J
"I just described this to some co-workers as "dark and smoky and a little bit magic". Probably best if I share that with you too."
Gemma Pike, Triple J
Taylah Carroll is a folk artist with guts. Not afraid to lay it all on the table, Carroll’s lyrics are introspective, evocative and rich with observational wit. But don’t mistake this as an invitation to indulge in sadness, for Carroll’s take-home message is one of hope, as she highlights the beauty in fragility through a nuanced and detailed lens.
Hallmarked by her commanding vocals and the playful transitions between vulnerability and strength, Taylah Carroll’s music is equal parts confessional indie-folk, and dreamy alt-rock. With stylistic echoes of Mazzy Star, and Angel Olsen, the singer-songwriter cites Tom Waits, Tori Amos, and Radiohead as key inspirations, the amalgamation of which have her leaning into nostalgia, with one foot always placed firmly ahead.
The last two years have been years of great growth for the young artist. She has been mentored by critically acclaimed artist Olympia (Olivia Bartley), and spent the bulk of this time honing her craft of song writing and performance in bars and clubs across Melbourne, charming punters with her emotive performances, powerful vocals and disarming honesty. Her dedication to her craft has so far seen her support Powderfinger's Darren Middleton at his Melbourne album launch last October, embark upon a nationwide tour supporting Harrison Storm, and launch her debut single to a bursting crowd at The Gasometer Hotel.
Carroll's debut, set in the eastern suburb of Melbourne, is a characteristically wry and charming exploration of personal baggage, and the way it informs our behaviour in future relationships. Also recorded alongside Tim Harvey (Jade Imagine, Lisa Mitchell, Gena Rose Bruce) Carroll's sophomore single is a woozy, confident, and defining follow up from her commanding debut ‘Vermont’. The single solidifies Carroll as one of 2019’s most promising artists to watch. Steering away from its predecessor’s folk footing, ‘Sometimes Good People Do Bad Things’ takes a sonically darker turn, scouting about indie rock territory and taking immediate comfort in its undulating terrain.