Supported by Andrew Kidman
Where were you, and what were you doing when Tamam Shud last played some of their tripped out live shows back on the University scene during the acid movement of the 70’s?
Most probably wouldn’t remember and those who do probably weren’t there!
But everyone recalls Tamam Shud for the input and timeless tracks contributed to Australian surf film classics, “Evolution, Hot Generation and the seminal Morning of the Earth”.
Whilst it has been a long time since Tamam Shud have played the stage, most notably a brief reformation for the sold out national tour for ‘A Long Way to the Top’ arena spectaculars and the ‘Delightful Rain: A celebration of Australian Surf Music’ shows. Time has looked after this band.
During 2016 Tamam Shud released a new LP ‘Eight Years of Moonlight’. With this release is an opportunity to celebrate their latest recording. “It starts with some surf-sounding stuff, but quickly goes into a tougher, almost punk sound,” enthuses Tim Gaze. “It’s all guitars, bass and drums.” As for Lindsay Bjerre, he simply states: “I haven’t changed – there’s still some pretty weird shit going on the songs I’m writing now!”
Andrew Kidman (Spirit of Akasha, Litmus) has been busy working on visual projections for Tamam Shuds live shows with some ‘lost’ footage from the Albe Falzon archives along with some classic period visuals from the era. A real throwback to how it all started for us.
Kidman will also be bringing his band The Windy Hills along to open all shows. We’re super lucky to have Andrew involved and helping out with the live shows and really looking forward to seeing these guys play. All shows supported by The Windy Hills.
Tickets available now through the venues and Moshtix. Proudly presented by 4zzz and Sound Pressing.
Australian artist Andrew Kidman works in many mediums. Each discipline, be it music, writing, painting, photography, surfboard shaping or films is born from his innate connection to the ocean.
Kidman’s documented and recorded works evolve over many years, allowing them to take on a life of their own. His patience and dedication to subject is remarkably rare in the modern day commercial arena.