Tash Sultana named as Rolling Stone Australia’s next cover artist
Arriving on March 15th, the next issue of the magazine is set to continue the publication’s status as a major addition to the music and publishing industry, and is set to ensure lovers of music, politics, and culture have everything they could ever dream of in one sharp homegrown package, while also helping to support long form journalism in the process.
Gracing the cover of this forthcoming issue is none other than Tash Sultana, the world-beating icon of Aussie music who has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Having released their ARIA #2 debut album Flow State back in 2018, Tash has been a hive of activity since, relentlessly writing, recording, and performing while gearing up to deliver their long-awaited second record, Terra Firma.
In this nine-page cover feature, Rolling Stone Australia spoke to Tash following their sold-out show at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion in November – their final performance as a “one-person band”. Throughout the far-reaching discussion, Tash and writer Poppy Reid touch upon all manner of topics, including the artist’s personal growth and gender affirmation, their new musical direction, and the journey that saw them go from high school class disrupter to bedroom and street performer to selling out venues globally.
“Tash Sultana is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most fascinating artists,” explains Poppy Reid, Managing Editor at Rolling Stone Australia. “Record sales, awards, over one billion streams, and sold out global shows aside, everything they do seems to come from a place of immaculate creativity.
“Overall, the hours I spent with Tash Sultana, whether it was in person during the Sydney heatwave, watching their sold out show at Hordern Pavilion, or over Zoom when they were at home in Melbourne, are ones I won’t easily forget.
“I’m forever grateful to be the conduit between Tash and their fans for this cover story,” Reid added. “I hope fans enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.”
The issue also features the masterful talents of the great Giulia Giannini McGauran (AKA GG McG), whose photographic skills grace the cover of Rolling Stone Australia once again, having previously shot the Tones And I cover for the publication’s debut issue in May.
Taking place at GG McG’s Melbourne studio last month, the final product shows the raw nature of Tash’s art and how they are intertwined with their connection to earth, to self, and their art.
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This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.