"Dark and smoky and a little bit magic."
- Gemma Pike, triple j
"A fresh slice of indie heaven..."
"Taylah Carroll will command your attention not only with her voice but with her relatable storytelling ability."
- Deafen County
Transportive and with a penchant for drama, Taylah Carroll wants to lay the world before her listener; a world she characterises neatly as: “a 60s Parisian detective, meets dystopian desert cowgirl”. Hallmarked by commanding vocals and seamless transitions between vulnerability and strength, Taylah’s music melds confessional and dreamy alt-folk, with pop sensibilities and introspective lyricism.
Lyrics form the centrepiece of her craft, exploring themes of self-actualisation, growth and loss, rich with brooding contemplation and punctuated by observational wit. The dissection of what she sees and hears around her, whether observing a friend mid-breakup or describing a childhood walk through the suburbs, is by turns charming and withering.
The Melbourne-based artist’s previous releases, ‘To Please Ya’, and 'I’m Not Sold' have garnered support nationwide. Both singles received airplay across triple j, PBS, Triple R, FBi and rage, and featured on numerous Spotify curated playlists including New Music Friday, Indie Arrivals and Broad Chords. ‘I’m Not Sold’ was also included in The Guardian's Best New Australian Music playlist for 6-consecutive months and secured her a performance at Federation Square’s Fed Live Summer Series.
A bona-fide frontwoman, blessed with intricate control over a powerful and compelling voice, Taylah’s performances are both exciting and dynamic. A combination of her commanding vocals and idiosyncratic dance moves have led to a national tour with Harrison Storm, and support slots for Gena Rose Bruce, Powderfinger's Darren Middleton, ARIA-nominated OLYMPIA and more. Other notable performances include a Small Time Studio performance, which accrued the most views of any recording in the space.
New single ‘Have a Party On Me’ was written on a night-walk through the city streets, an unapologetic break-up song, and a song about two incompatible truths “I’m like a killer, revisiting death sites, while you have a party on me”. The track being a product of this delicate balancing act, constantly and precariously straddling a sense of empowerment with honesty and defenselessness.