Tyne-James Organ has been steadily growing in Australia for a couple of years and will be releasing his debut album early this year, with his first single released at the end of 2020, Not Ready for Love. He’s a Triple J radio mainstay and close friends with the likes of Mallrat (who he’s toured the UK and Europe with) and DMA’s, as well as playing big sets at festivals over there like Splendour In The Grass and support tours for Jake Bugg and Chairlift. His past releases have deftly dealt with a range of issues from the death of his father to toxic masculinity and the Me Too movement. Tyne-James spoke with The Fountain about the track released pre-Christmas, which you can read below.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Not Ready For Love?
It’s been great. Radio out here have been very supportive. By far my favourite film clip I’ve done to date, so it’s really nice that people are enjoying it just as much.
TF: How would you sum up the single in one sentence?
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
I’m heading out on a small run of shows through NSW. I’m stripping things back and playing these shows solo. I’m excited to bring a new light to some of the more up tempo songs. Just bought a new van so I’m currently fitting that out too. Last show is up in Byron Bay, so I’ll be spending some time up there travelling and writing.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
My favourite venue in Australia would be the Enmore Theatre in Newtown. Just a dream venue that one. After the shit show of this year and not touring at all until now you can put me on any bill or show and I’ll be there!