Since emerging 18 months ago in a Melbourne music scene brimming with subtle sensibilities, Tamas Wells has become well known to discerning music listeners around Australia. The band's debut three track single "Cigarettes, a Tie and a Free Magazine" from early 2002 and the subsequent home recorded ep "Stitch in Time" were praised by critics for their charming aquatic melodies and for having "some of the sharpest songwriting around" (Single of the Week) Rip It Up Mag.
In 2003, renowned Sydney producer Tim Whitten (a la Gersey, Art of Fighting, Bluebottle Kiss) heard a copy of the "Stitch in Time" ep and invited the band to Megaphon studios in Sydney to record some of their new material. "Broken by the Rise" one of the songs from those sessions was then released as a single along with a national tour in late 2003.
The single was warmly received by music press both locally and internationally, being named Single of the Week in Melbourne's Beat magazine and feature release in UK zine Music Works. With this praise and significant airplay across Australia it wasn't long before critics began wondering why more people don't know about Tamas Wells. "If there were ARIA's given for Australia's most underrated songwriter Melbourne's Tamas Wells would surely be a shoe in" Time Off Mag
The debut album "A Mark on the Pane" from Tamas Wells will be released in March 2004 on exciting new Melbourne based label Popboomerang Records and distributed nationally through Reverberation. It promises to be full of beautiful aural landscapes, dreamy melodies and superb songwriting sensibilities.