I’m Dr Tarantism and I’m an electronic / alternative artist from Canberra, Australia.
I listen to a little bit of everything, depending upon what mood I’m in, and so the music I make is influenced by many different genres particularly pop, rock and dance music. I don’t typically try to sound like any other artists but I’m a huge fan of artists who transcend their respective genres, especially 60’s bands such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Beach Boys.
I’ve been making music in my bedroom studio for years, and have played many gigs as a DJ, but I recently decided to push the boundaries and create the kind of music that I’ve always wanted to make. So I took on the name Dr Tarantism as a symbolic nod to my background in dance music, and started work on an EP.
I’m just finishing my debut E.P. “Tarantella”, which I wrote, recorded and produced. I’m hoping to release it in March, but the title track is available for streaming on SoundCloud.
Currently I’m putting together a live band and figuring out how to translate my songs into a live context. Oh and I’m already well into my debut album, which will be released in 2015.
Thanks for having me, and I hope to play in Canada soon!
Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout