Tamam Shud returns with short run of summer shows
Where were you, and what were you doing when Australian surf and psychedlelic legends Tamam Shud last played some of their tripped-out live shows 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 has undertaken a brief East Coast tour in 2017 with Andrew Kidman & The Windy Hills, played a double-header with Buffalo Revisited and did sporadic shows on Sydney's northern beaches and in its inner-west.
The Shud has 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 guitarist Tim Gaze. “It’s all guitars, bass and drums.”
As for vocalist Lindsay Bjerre, he states: “I haven’t changed – there’s still some pretty weird shit going on the songs I’m writing now!”
Time has looked after this band.
6 – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney
7 – Northern Star Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
8 - The Seaview Tavern, Woolgoolga, NSW
9 - Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff, NSW (4pm)