Queensland singer-songwriter Tia Gostelow is only eighteen years-old but already has an impressive list of achievements under her belt. After releasing her debut single ‘State Of Art’ in 2016, Tia caught Triple J’s attention - winning their 2016 Indigenous Initiative and a place in their Unearthed High 2016 Top 5. She then went on to showcase at BIGSOUND 2016, support the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Husky and Bernard Fanning and score two wins at the 2017 Queensland Music Awards. 2018 has been another big year for Tia with a number of tour dates, festival appearances, and the release of her debut album ‘Thick Skin’ via her own label (Lovely Records) last month.
Recorded with Konstantin (The Belligerents) at Airlock studios, ‘Thick Skin’ is a beautifully crafted and impressive combination of soft melodies, catchy hooks and breezy vocals. Lyrically, Tia notes, “The songs on the record talk about my experiences over the past couple of years coming into and out of adolescence and I think it’ll resonate with so many people!” Featuring previously released singles such as ‘Vague Utopia’, ‘Strangers’ and ‘Hunger’, plus her most recent guitar-driven indie banger ‘Phone Me’, this album confirms that Tia Gostelow really is in a league of her own.
‘Thick Skin’ is available now on all major streaming services and tickets for the album tour are on sale now via her website. Listen to the album below and let us know what you think!