Tia Gostelow emerged at just 16 years old when she wrote “State Of Art” in 2015. Since a few years have passed, the 19 year old indie rock star has achieved more than she could have imagined.
With the support of Triple J, Tia has been lucky enough to have six high rotation songs added from her recently released debut album Thick Skin, produced by Konstantin Kersting (The Belligerents) alongside Album Feature of the Week, and Like a Version, and when we say lucky we really mean well deserved. Not one to shy away from hard work or discipline to achieve her goals - Tia has reached a number of childhood dreams in such a short period of time that proves hard work can go a long way.
After launching her own independent record label "Lovely Records", signing with Anti Fragile records outside Australia and New Zealand, landing a world wide publishing deal with NativeTounge, been nominated for a handful of Queensland Music Awards,and toured as support for Ball Park Music, San Cisco and The Rubens, the success for this talented young lady just keeps on coming. Tia has been added to a multitude ofSpotify playlists all over the world, jumped on board for the national Falls Festival tour, accepted to the bill for 2019 SXSW Music and Conference in Texas, and showcases atFairgrounds Festival, Jungle love Festival, Lostlands Festival and One Hot Night.
With the success of her recent album launch parties - Tia will set off on a mammoth tour, headlining a number of shows with support from the brimming talent, MANE and Benny Nelson, including regional areas along the east coast beginning in February 2019.
Fri 1 February | Miami Marketta | Gold Coast
Fri 8 February | Howler | Melbourne
Sat 9 February | Workers Club | Geelong
Sat 16 February | Strand Hotel | Yeppoon
Sun 17 February | Mojo | Mackay
Sat 23 February | The Lansdowne | Sydney
Sun 24 February | North Gong Hotel | Wollongong
Fri 1 March | The Zoo | Brisbane
Sat 2 March | Sol Bar | Maroochydore
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Tia Gostelow wrote “State Of Art” in 2015 and was only 16 years old. The song caught the attention of Konstantin Kersting (The Belligerents) and they recorded it together at Airlock Studios in Brisbane. “State Of Art” caught Triple J’s attention wining their 2016 Indigenous Initiative and a place in their Triple J Unearthed High 2016 Top 5.
Things started moving fast with Tia being invited to officially showcase at BIGSOUND 2016. This turned out to be her first ever gig with her band. It also coincided with the release of her second single “Vague Utopia” which was also added to high rotation on Triple J. Both songs mine the sonic vein of classic Australian indie song writing traditions.
The connection with her band mates proved fruitful and saw them support the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Husky and Bernard Fanning. Tia’s team also solidified with her signing with US label Anti Fragile, Australian boutique booking agent Collective Artists and Native Tongue Publishing.
2017 was Tia’s first year out of school and kicked off with new single “That’s What You Get” changing pace with an upbeat sense of fun and which just as much love as previous releases. Awards followed with 6 nominations for the 2017 Queensland Music Awards, including 2 wins, in Schools and Folk Singer/Songwriter categories.
Personally 2017 was huge for Tia with her turning 18 and traveling OS for the first time getting her mind blown by Europe. Musically her most recent single “Hunger” is her most successful to date making the Top 10 most played on Triple J and hitting the 500,000 steams on Spotify.
This year is has certainly proved game on with Tia and her band with the release of her debut album Thick Skin released in September this year. Produced by Konstantin Kersting at Airlock Studios, the success following the album has been nothing but astonishing and as Tia continues to grow, it seems so do her fans.