B i o g r a p h y
 (by Marcy Donelson)

Tash Sultana (short for Natasha Sultana) is an Australian indie musician known for her fiery vocals and command of multiple instruments and looping pedals. Playing multi-layered compositions informed by vintage hard rock and alternative rock with powerful and expressive vocals, she first found the spotlight in 2016 via the Internet with live videos of her one-woman-band performances. Sultana's viral success led to international recognition and the release of her first full-length album in 2018.

Sultana got her first guitar as a preschooler and went on to learn brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, among others, always eager to learn more. She was busking on the streets of Melbourne by her mid-teens. Open about her battles with addiction at that time, she suffered a drug-induced psychosis at the age of 17. After recovering with the aid of professional help, Sultana started a Bandcamp page and began making videos of her performances and uploading them to YouTube.

In the spring of 2016, when she was 20, a live recording of her song "Jungle" went viral on Facebook, accumulating over a million plays in less than a week. She released the six-track Notion EP that December, which included the guitar-based reggae tune. In the meantime, she accepted invitations to play at music festivals, and in early 2017 Sultana signed with New York's Mom + Pop Music, which gave her debut EP a multi-format release. That year also brought a busy touring schedule, with shows booked across Australia and New Zealand, Europe, the U.S., and Canada. The single "Mystikal" appeared in October 2017. Sultana rounded out her year with four Aria Award nominations, including Breakthrough Artist and Best Blues and Roots Album. "Mystikal" was a preview of Sultana's first full-length album, Flow State, which appeared in September 2018.




FLOW STATE
- 2018-08-31 -

Seed (Intro)
Big Smoke
Cigarettes
Murder To The Mind
Seven (Instrumental)
Salvation
Pink Moon
Mellow Marmalade
Harvest Love
Mystik
Free Mind
Blackbird
Outro (Instrumental)


NON ALBUM TRACKS
- Misc -

Electric Feel
Gemini
Jungle
Notion
Synergy

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Flow State

Seed (Intro)

You gotta plant your seed
To watch it grow
I got the secrets locked inside of my mind
The stories I never told
I got the deepest devotion
In the mistiest ocean
Oh lover, I'm coming home to you
And I'll see it through
I see it through

But when the cold game down the line
I heard that the waiting feel was fine
Why don't we step into the light
'Cause it's going on and on
Until the break of dawn
And everytime I call nobody's ever really home

But I follow
But I follow
But I follow
Follow my soul
Follow my soul
'Cause I'm always gonna know
The right way to go
Because the feeling always shows
The way back home

Big Smoke

Well I was going down on my lines
And I heard that the waiting feel was fine
But I was reading in between the lies
Like I had my hands right over my eyes
See this is what I despise of you and I

I took a trip to the dark side
I placed it on my tongue
Re-wired my whole brain
Started hell it begun
The world drained from colour
Black and white was the sun
I forgot my own name
I forgot who I was

But when the big smoke comes
I know the way
'Cause I wanna
Guide your love
Guide your love back home
'Cause when the big smoke comes
I know the way
'Cause I wanna guide your love
Back home

Cigarettes

Got a pack of cigarettes, 25 in a deck
Don't you know this shit is not gonna solve your problems
Why don't you take a breath
Why don't we take a step closer to the edge my dear
Don't you see my thoughts are drowning in the unclear

I got a penny for your thoughts
I got a dollar for the doubts
I got a message for the lovers
I got a message for myself
I got a different point of view
Diving in the deep blue sky
See I found myself sitting there
When I was getting high

I'm on a permanent vacation to the soul
And I don't feel like working my fingers to the bone
And I fly like the bird above all of the bullshit
And I'm looking down on myself
To start all of the good shit
And I know, I know, I know it's coming my way
And I know, I know, I know it's coming my way

I know sometimes, when it's raining down on me
And I wish that I could unsee somethings
I didn't wanna see, no
You're not gonna be the one to mould my ego, no no
I'd rather leave my bags at the door and let it all go

I got a penny for your thoughts
I got a dollar for the doubts
I got a message for the lovers
I got a message for myself
I got a different point of view
Diving in the deep blue sky
See I found myself sitting there
When I was getting high

I'm on a permanent vacation to the soul
And I don't feel like working my fingers to the bone
And I fly like the bird above all of the bullshit
And I'm looking down on myself
To start all of the good shit
And I know, I know, I know it's coming my way
And I know, I know, I know it's coming my way

Murder To The Mind

Tell me
Do you feel
Are you real
Do you seem satisfied within yourself
'Cause there was sometimes in my life
Where I have to cut the strings loose
I didn't know what to do
I couldn't see the beautiful world
That was in front of you
And I was begging for forgiveness
But I couldn't forgive myself
And I was screaming out for help

It was murder to the mind
There was blood on my hands
Fire in my soul

It was murder to the mind
There was blood on my hands
Fire in my soul

It was murder to the mind
There was blood on my hands
Fire in my soul

So tell me where'd the time go
And where it stops
Nobody really knows
And I throw my hands up, I surrender to the night
Kiss the pain away
And no, I never wanna see your face again
But I was picking apart, picking apart
Picking apart the good days
Trying to find myself
I emerged from a fog haze
Six months strong, I don't know where the time has gone
But I tell my mama, do you think she'd be proud
I tell my father put two feet on the ground
'Cause I was only screaming out for help

It was murder to the mind
There was blood on my hands
Fire in my soul

It was murder to the mind
There was blood on my hands
Fire in my soul

It was murder to the mind
There was blood on my hands
Fire in my soul

Murder to the mind
Blood on my hands
Fire in my soul
It was murder to the mind
Fire in my soul

Salvation

I guess I'm just changing with the wind
Turning in a different direction again and again and again
No, I'm sorry, I don't have to spell it out for you, my friend
'Cause I just got a few things I gotta get off my chest
I know it's hard to digest
Why don't you come inside and pull up a chair
Turn the music up loud and sit over there
Don't you see I got myself into a bit of a pickle over here
Why don't you invite the devil inside
To dance around my living room
Only got a table for two
I put my face inside my hands
'Cause I fucking hate the things you do

I said the road is long
Keep carrying on
I don't need your loving for my salvation
I found myself between the dirt and desperation
I don't need you for my own validation

I said the road is long
Keep carrying on
I don't need your loving for my salvation
I found myself between the dirt and desperation
I don't need you for my own validation

Picture perfect memory
I put it in your pocket
Oh no, I guess you forgot it
Cut your hair it all feels the same
I'm burning the clothes you wear
It doesn't change the game

I'm staring deep into the dancing flame
I let the fire fuel your soul, it doesn't hide the shame
And oh the things that I would do
To give away the pain

'Cause every time I call I'm getting to the message tone
And I've been sitting here waiting by the telephone
Calculating reason in my mind
All night long
I guess it goes on and on
And I thought that you might get the picture that
I'm moving forward with my life
When I left nothing for you to get by

I said the road is long
Keep carrying on
I don't need your loving for my salvation
I found myself between the dirt and desperation
I don't need you for my own validation

I said the road is long
Keep carrying on
I don't need your loving for my salvation
I found myself between the dirt and desperation
I don't need you for my own validation

I said the road is long
Keep carrying on
I don't need your loving for my salvation
I found myself between the dirt and desperation
I don't need you for my own validation

I said the road is long
Keep carrying on
I don't need your loving for my salvation
I found myself between the dirt and desperation
I don't need you for my own validation

Pink Moon

Pink moon, light the darkest room
So I'll find my way
Put the records on, play my favourite song
Wipe the dust away
Carry that weight, I miss the motion
Bury your heart in the deepest ocean
And I will tremble, quivering hands
I sink like quick sand, oh

Blinded by the light
Putting up one hell of a fight
Weightless in the water
Don't care what they taught you
No I don't care, no I don't
No I don't, I don't care
And no, I don't care

'Cause I'm going crazy, again
'Cause I'm going crazy, again

Pink moon, light the darkest room
So I'll unhinge my brain
Send me on a soul train, kiss away the pain
It all feels the same
Put the kettle on, coffee high for fun
Cut the noose, run away
You're running with the wind
Winter soon ends, and I'm buckling in my shins

Blinded by the light
Put up one hell of a fight
Weightless in the water
Don't care what they taught you
No I don't care, no I don't, no I don't, no, no, no, no
'Cause I don't care
No, I don't care
And no, I don't care
No, I don't care

'Cause I'm going crazy
'Cause I'm going crazy
'Cause I'm going crazy
'Cause I'm going crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy
'Cause I'm going crazy
Oh, again, again, again

Mellow Marmalade

I seep sourly into the depths of my mind
And find my sorriness so very hard to define
I got my soul all twisted, tangled in a noose so
When the good outweighed the bad, I said "Oh hell, what's the use"
I keep throwing stones like a child with broken bones
And my mother always told me "You gotta leave your bags at the door"

But I didn't wanna talk it through
Say things I don't give a fuck about
No, I didn't wanna be next to you
I was feeling sorry for myself
And I like, I like, I like, I like my eggs sunny side up
Is that a problem with you
'Cause I don't wanna live my life without you

So baby girl, oh why don't we slow it down
And don't go walking away from me, right now
So baby girl oh why don't we slow it down
And don't go walking away yeah
From me

And oh, call it Lady Marmalade
The mellow yellow
The way you touched my soul was so damn evil
Oh, can you tell me what is that song
I heard it playing on the radio

But I didn't wanna talk it through
Say things I don't give a fuck about
No, I didn't wanna be next to you
'Cause I was feeling sorry for myself
And I like, I like, I like, I like my eggs sunny side up
Is that a problem with you?
No, I don't carry on living my life with a pessimistic view

So
Baby girl why don't we
Slow it down
And don't go walking away
From me, right now, right now

So baby girl why don't we slow it down
And don't go, and don't go, don't, don't, don't, don't go walking away
From me, from me, from me
From, from, me

Harvest Love

Harvest your love, harvest your love, for me
I'll lay it down, I'll lay it down, slowly
Put your hands on my face
At an orderly pace
I see
Put your love in the sand
As it makes no demands
I believe
I believe

But you keep on rolling
On rolling stone
And you fight until the finish line
Carries home
Carries you home

I had a plan
'Cause I had a plan, you see
It was based on the rules that my mother and father taught me
Press the iron when it's hot
And you jump right in
Because the unfed mind devours itself
Water your garden
Water your garden
Water your garden

But you keep on rolling
On a rolling stone
And you fight until the finish line
Carries you home, home
Carries you home, home

Carry me, carry me
Carry me home
But you keep on rolling

Mystik

Voodoo truth why don't you tie the noose
Run circles through the senses wave
Rhythm healer is your false defeater
Lock me inside of your cage
Turn the lights down slowly
You don't even know me
Come closer to the knife
I'm seeking the truth within
My heart was filled with sin
I learnt about your sacrifice

There's a natural mystik in the air
And darling you were looking at me with that
Innocent stare
Said are you real and do you feel and are
You really there

There's a natural mystik in the air
And darling you were looking at me with that
Innocent stare
Said are you real and do you feel and are
You really there

Hoodoo guru
Now I ask for your direction
Please put your hands up in the air where I can see them
You see I suffocate myself at night, drowning in my dreaming
No
I forgot my peace when I knew it was there
Lonesome wandering soul walked the earth my heart was bare
I kiss the ground
No I was never found
I guess I lay my ego to rest

There's a natural mystik in the air
Darling you were looking at me with that innocent stare
Said are you real and do you feel
And are you really there

There's a natural mystik in the air
Darling you were looking at me with that innocent stare
Said are you real and do you feel
And are you really there

Free Mind

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed again
Can somebody tell me what day this is
You got your blue jeans with that white shirt and your glasses on
And you don't seem yourself, no
Don't bother calling the doctor, doctor for this kind of disease
Unscrew my mind I walk with ease
'Cause I can feel it crawling underneath my skin
But you wrap me in your cinnamon
Honeysuckle, suck it in
Tuck me in your warmth, I wanna feel you breathe it in

When will my mind be free
From all the chains that hold me
Hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me down
When will my mind be free
From all the chains that hold me
Hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me down

Leaving my brain in the sixth dimension
Sacrifice the pain I forgot to mention
Turn out the lights, the dark fills the night
I can see through your eyes
The smell of vanilla, oh it lingers
Like honey coated marmalade on the tips of your fingers
Turn out the lights, the dark fills the night
I can see through your eyes
There I was just rolling in the deep
Coming up for air, why don't you suffocate my dreams
The bird with the word, why don't you carry me
Carry me

When will my mind be free
From all the chains that hold me
Hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me down

When will my mind be free
From all the chains that hold me
Hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me down

Blackbird

Have you seen that blackbird
Coming down the line
Can't you hear that whistle blowing
But it's blowing out of time

Have you seen that blackbird
I guess it's long gone now
Like the wind, it carries me away
And like the lightning, it's only thunder
When it rains down on me
When rains down
When it rains down
On me

It's washing me clean
It's washing me clean



Non Album Tracks

Electric Feel

(MGMT Cover)

All along the Western front
People line up to receive
She got the power in her hand
To shock you like you won't believe
Saw her in the Amazon
With the voltage running through her skin

Standing there with nothing on
She gonna teach me how to swim

I said, "Ooh, girl!
Shock me like an electric eel"
Oh I said, "Oh, baby girl
Turn me on with your electric feel"
Oh, I said, "Oh, baby girl
Shock me like an electric eel
Baby girl, hey, hey, yeah
Turn me on with your electric feel"

All along the Eastern shore
Put your circuit in the sea
Oh, this is what the world is for
Making electricity
Oh, you can feel it in your mind
Oh you can do it all the time

Standing there with nothing on
She gonna teach me how to swim

I said, "Oh, girl!
Shock me like an electric eel
Baby girl, hey, hey, yeah
Turn me on with your electric feel"

I said, "Oh, girl!
Shock me like an electric eel
Oh, I said, "Oh, baby girl
Turn me on with your electric feel"
Oh, I said, "Oh, oh, oh, oh, girl
Shock me like an electric eel"
I said, "Oh baby girl, hey, hey, yeah
Why don't you turn me on with your electric feel"

Gemini

(Notion EP)

No I don’t try to complicate it
I just want to feel ok
Because I’m tired of always waking up
In this unfamiliar place

And I’ve been over and under
Coming round in circles now
Don’t seem to make it easier for me
No it don’t, yeah

No, I don’t think about it
No, I don’t drink about it
But you left me in a tangle

And I got myself into the sweetest disposition
Honey because I found out my intuition

Jungle

(Notion EP)

I see the way you move
It’s so fluid
With you by my side
Got nothing to hide
Now that you're hurting I see the tears behind those eyes
And I can't wipe them clear
Your love was like gold to me

But you hold me closer to the light
Wouldn't find the bullet inside
Unless you magnified
But you throw me into the deep end
Expect me to know how to swim
And i put my faith inside of my hands because I will be just fine

Welcome to the jungle
Are you gonna dance with me
Welcome to the jungle
You gotta close your eyes to see
Welcome to the jungle
Are you gonna dance with me
Well, no nah
Well, no nah

Sitting tight with my black jeans on
And I'm paralysed make your way toward the sun
Got the palest soul you ever seen
Oh darling you mightn't be the one
Sitting tight with my curly hair
Making your way with that sheepish stare
Said are you real do you feel are you there

Ashes to ashes in the embers i blaze
I gotta rise amongst it all and i think about your face everyday
But you hold me closer to the light
You wouldn't find the bullet
Only if you magnified

Welcome to the jungle
Are you gonna dance with me
Welcome to the jungle
You gotta close your eyes to see
Welcome to the jungle
Are you gonna dance with me
Well, no nah
Well, no nah

Notion

(Notion EP)

I hear the birds when they're singing
I hear the sirens when they're ringing
But I can't take my mind off of you
A thousand words pour out my mouth
Distance over depth is proven unannounced
Is it real
'Cause I don't feel alright

I got this notion
In the deepest ocean
Calling out my name
Screaming out in vain
Singing hallelujah

Tell your mother she don't understand
Tell your mother she's not listening
Why don't you tie my heart with chains made of string
I rolled the dice
You sealed the deal
That don't matter
This pain is real
I won't follow you
Into the dark

I got this notion
In the deepest ocean
Calling out my name
Screaming out in vain
Singing hallelujah

Synergy

(Notion EP)


See my shapes, shifting
See my heavy burdens, lifting
There was no fun in this for me
Now there's nothing left for me to say

Separate ways
Detach your mind
Subconscious thoughts arise in time

Energy there is no lie
Synergy I see this sign

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