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The only thing that could tear “Tizane” apart. “I’m not her”!

Posted: June 20, 2023

The U.S. is not the popular hot spot for rock or blues Music. There are many other countries that are thriving at it. There has been a strong demand for streaming rock and blues channels in the UK and across the globe. The days of rock music being an American thing, is long gone. Rightfully so. The songs written about great American past times, are the same experienced elsewhere. Family gatherings, love won, and love lost, are not new to humanity. No matter your nationality, culture or background, everyone is experiencing the same types of emotions. There is also a valid point, that music cures all. Especially when it comes to a broken heart. Yes, there are also many good times to sing about. This is not an American thing. Good times are felt everywhere you go in this world. Where there good and bad times, rock music will be leading the way.

There are some excellent International Rock and Blues artists:

  • Erick Clapton
  • Ringo Starr
  • Neil Young
  • Bryan Adams.
  • Thin Lizzy
  • Jimmy Paige
  • Bob Marley
  • Carlos Santana

 

The list of international artists is into the hundreds. Musicians that have had a key role in implementing authentic elements to their perspective genres’.

It is important to recognize the wealth of talent that comes from outside of the country we reside. Because music of every genre, is an international language. Each one of us can connect effectively through the emotion tied to lyrics or sound.

One of the artists that we have known of for many years is Tizane. She is a London-based musician. Tizane may not be what your ears are used to when you think of rock music in the traditional sense. She has her own unique way of expressing herself through rock music. I would almost entertain the idea that she could be classified as heavy metal but with a little bit of shred. Which is an interesting combination. However, I rather have her explain, how she would describe her brand of music. Let’s review just a couple of main thoughts about who Tizane is.

 

ABOUT TIZANE

Tizane is a native of South-East London, where the smoke wafts down to the borders of Kent. Filled with aspiring middle-class commuters with no real access to commuter infrastructure, it’s a cut off enclave of the M25 carpark. Nobody really cares about Dartford – not even the London Underground tube network can be arsed to swing round!

That said, when the area does give of its loins, it is generally not unnoticed – step forward David Bowie, Siouxsie Sioux, Kate Bush, and the Rolling Stones! Tizane has been breathing in the same inert suburban gasses that simply kill your schemes of fill your dreams and like Mick, keef and the gang she opted for the latter.

The young musician was cursed with chronic anxiety issues which all but destroyed her school years, though as Karma may provide, when one is too terrified to leave the house, one must focus one’s energies elsewhere. And so it was that at the tender age of fourteen she battened down the hatches, picked up a wounded guitar and started to compose those wonderfully fragile songs of love and loss.

 

 

Even the untrendy environs of Dartford provided more exciting ways of burning up one’s teens, but Tizane, scared of the night, was on a mission to make music. In those years she became a prolific writer of twisted, surreal ballads, all recorded to varying levels of quality and completion.

By 2019 she was venturing out from the ‘fortress of solitude’ and gingerly bashing out her dystopian ditties to the unsuspecting foot tappers of open mic nights around the West Kent / London borders. Sometimes on guitar, sometimes on keyboard, she would showcase her catalogue of ill-begotten gems – ‘Stay here’, ‘Floating’, ‘Oblivion’. At one such atmospheric occasion Tizane was approached by London based independent, Burning Girl Records, who in turn set about assisting her along the creative path.

Tizane now has an impressive following across all digital music and media platforms and one sultry, brooding debut collection in the shape of double album, ‘Cherry’ to keep them sweet.

‘Cherry’, released in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, suffered with low retail coverage but enjoyed enormous critical acclaim.

In the words of BBC’s Leo Ulph, we are seeing the rise of what will inevitably be one of Britain’s biggest ever superstars.

 

LATEST RELEASE

Forever Is Nothing the long awaited follow up to the 2021 debut album ‘Cherry’, although a more guitar driven record than its predecessor, Tizane has lost none of her ethereal magic, it just wouldn’t be Tizane without. Forever Is Nothing follows lead singles ‘I’m Not her’ and the title track which enjoyed generous spins and playlisting’s from top stations as diverse as BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London, and even Kerrang! Forever is Nothing (Released June 23rd) was engineered by ex Vibrator Pat Collier, who boasts a roster of notable production credits like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream and X-Ray Spex.

‘It really is all about the songs and she’s got that in spades, this is Forever Is Nothing, and it’s bloody beautiful!’ - Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio

The album includes a song called Every Minute, co-written by former MUD guitarist Rob Davis who penned the Kylie Minogue hit ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’. Tizane has also carved out some time to collaborate with Eater frontman Andy Blade, who’s star studded solo project is planned for a release later this year and includes Sonic Boom Boy hit makers former Generation X guitarist Bob "Derwood" Andrews and American vocalist Elizabeth Westwood. Tizane recently opened for Eater at the Prince Albert in Brighton.

 

INTERVIEW WITH TIZANE AND GUITAR THRILLS MAGAZINE

GT: I must admit that I always thought rock metal music was an American genre. How mistaken I was, after I stepped into the music industry. I was proud to learn, that rock metal music is a global genre. Streaming efforts are increasing all around the world. Heavy metal continues to be the genre of choice. Especially in the U.K and Asian countries. The data shows an increasing amount of streaming traffic coming from outside of the U.S. That is amazing. When we heard Tizane for the first time, it all started to come together. There were just artists, that we didn’t have the exposure too. At least within the U.S. Now, this is changing, in a big way. That is good for us, because “Tizane” is a musical treasure”.

 

GT: Hello Tizane. I want to thank you for taking the time to answer some questions today. Can you start by telling us more about Tizane? Who is she, and what makes her an artist that fans will come to enjoy?

Tizane: Hello. Thanks for finding me. My name is Tizane and I’m 21 years old. I started playing and producing in my mid-teens and first uploaded a song to Spotify when I was about 17. All my early stuff was acoustic, synthy and balladesque.

I thought that was who I was.

When I tried to take the show on the road, so to speak, I quickly discovered that my signature style did not transfer too easily in the live arena. So…I put a band together and tried to rock it up a bit but there was one big problem. Actually, there were two big problems! One was the coming of the plague in the shape of Covid-19 and the other was that I didn’t really like the band.

As Covid subsided and places started to re-open I got about reinventing the band and I think, more by luck than judgement, I ended up with three of the most extraordinarily gifted guys I’ve ever known.

With their help we pretty much burnt up the past and concocted a whole new sound that merged my ethereal leanings with a hard edge, no compromise noise element. It was me. I had found me.

 

GT: How would you describe your style of music and sound?

Tizane: Well, I think the media would call it Alt-Rock, but internally, we have come to think of it as Beauty and The Beast with most of the songs journeying from a Phoebe Bridgers sensibility through Paramore and into ‘Rage Against The Machine’ territory.

 

GT: What do you believe is the reason for the high demand of rock music internationally?

Tizane: I’m not sure – I mean I’m not sure I even wholly accept the premise of the question. The Media, certainly here in the UK is awash with hi-end, super-production pop music with guitar-based stuff not really even considered as ‘daytime’ material anymore.

It’s only now in Summer, that Festival Season seems to provide a welcomed reminder note that guitars look and sound great on big stages.

I very much hope that, like vinyl recordings, the industry decides to review and re-evaluate it’s abandonment of such a wonderful genre.

 

GT: Who were / the rock artists that inspired you?

Tizane: Well, I’ve always had a big girl thing going on. My mum was also in a band in her younger days and through her I became very obsessed with Kate Bush – and I think that’s still detectable in our current material.

Also Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac and latterly Phoebe Bridgers. Pink Floyd and Paramore are also huge influences on our stuff.

 

GT: I mentioned that many artists work hard to sound unique. It is what makes you different from the others in an over inflated industry. You are unique, and you stand out from other artists. What do you contribute to your unique sound?

Tizane: Well as I said earlier, we have amalgamated our musical preferences and not worried where it took us. It may well have been an abomination but largely people with open minds have leaned into it and reactions have been favorable. I’ve always thought that it’s important to follow your heart with music. Don’t worry about copying others or doing what’s required to be the next best thing. Just be your own best self.

 

GT: Do you write your own music? If so, how important is that to you?

Tizane: I used to write all my own music and I was pretty psychotic about it. Since working with the band, Charlie (Guitar), Nathan (Bass) and Greg (Drums), I’ve learned to be more inclusive and have actually enjoyed the shared writing experience.

One of the songs (Every Minute) on the new album I co-wrote with Rob Davis who was lead guitarist with Glam Supergroup, Mud. Rob also co-wrote with Cathy Dennis, the Kylie Minogue hit, ‘Cant Get You Out of My Head’.

 

GT: Talk to us about your latest accomplishments

Tizane: Hmmm, this is a tricky one. When you’re a musician every gig seems like an important achievement but in terms of gob-smackers, nothing can really beat the moment when DJ. Jo Wiley played our song, ‘Forever is Nothing’ on BBC Radio. I just couldn’t believe it – there was our song merrily blasting across the nation on our single biggest radio station. Surreal.

 

GT: Are you planning to go back into the studio anytime soon, or are you out on the road promoting yourself as a musician or artist? Which one is a priority to you?

Tizane: We have some big shows lined up through the summer and we’ll be promoting the ‘Forever’ album till the end of the year. After that, we’ll be putting the old headphones back on and seeing what else we can cook up.

 

GT: Do you think it is a waste of efforts or talent to just endorse brands or should a guitarist have loftier goals?

Tizane: I’ve had very little experience of brand endorsement. I would certainly consider the idea but only if I was a genuine enthusiast of the product.

 

GT: Where do you plan on performing? Do you make it outside the country for shows?

Tizane: We’ve never ventured from the island as yet but I would be really excited to do some mileage. Everyone in the UK wants to do America and I’m no exception. Get me on a plane – I’ll be there!

 

GT: You are very talented Tizane. It was with much pleasure that we had an opportunity to interview you. Please keep us updated on what your plans are for future releases and performances. We want to be a valuable resource to promote your music.

Tizane: Thank you so much for your kindness and support and I look forward to doing other stuff with you. Big love to you x

 

GT: We look forward to speaking to you soon.

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