(PB066) Tamas Wells: Thirty People Away

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  • The story ends in a community hall on Mount Wellington near Hobart where Tamas Wells’ recorded his long awaited new album, ‘Thirty People Away’. Written in Myanmar, recorded in Australia and then mixed by renowned Australian producer and previous collaborator Tim Whitten, the new album combines Wells’ ‘beautifully broken’ sense of melody with a mix of guitars, strings, organs and piano. The new single 'The Crime at Edmond Lake' (available on the recordings page) had over fifty thousand downloads in its first month.

    The story began in Megaphon recording studio in Sydney, where in 2004 Tamas Wells and a few friends recorded some of their early songs. These songs -in the form of debut album ‘A Mark on the Pane’- were released on Popboomerang Records and ended up reaching number 16 in Australia’s AIR Charts. The album received glowing reviews from the Australian music press along with national airplay and Wells toured the country five times over the following year.

    In a freezing weatherboard house in the west of Melbourne in mid 2006, Tamas Wells and producer Nathan Collins borrowed some instruments and recording equipment and made second album ‘A Plea en Vendredi’. To their surprise, the home recorded song ‘Valder Fields’ from the album suddenly became an internet hit, being downloaded over a million times and finding its way into mp3 players all over the world. Sell out tours in Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Australia followed and after signing to renowned independent labels in Japan, Korea and China, the album ‘A Plea en Vendredi’ reached number 16 in HMV Shibuya’s international charts in Tokyo.

    The story continues a year later in a small Burmese apartment block during the monsoon of 2007, when Wells took a couple of microphones, a laptop, a local traditional banjo and a guitar and recorded the songs for his third album ‘Two Years in April’. Despite (or perhaps because of) its Burmese home recorded qualities; the album sold thousands of copies, was widely praised by the music press and Wells toured internationally to sold out venues and festivals in Japan, China, Singapore and Australia.
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released January 1, 2000

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Popboomerang Australia

Australian music label founded by Scott Thurling and releasing its first CD in 2002 with over 80 recordings to date.

Specialising in melodic pop, jangle, folk and rock and predominantly working with Australian bands with the aim to building their careers locally & internationally.

Artists include Skipping Girl Vinegar, Georgia Fields, The Aerial Maps, Celadore, Bon Scotts, Tamas Wells & Tim Reid
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