White Ash out Friday, April 16

April 8, 2021

I will be releasing my 3rd single for 2021, ‘White Ash’ Friday, April 16.

The song was a collaboration with my better half, Magoo who could see I was struggling while penning….more on that later.

You can see the video I made for ‘White Ash’ on Youtube Friday, next week.

‘Right Angles’ releases Friday, March 5, 2021

February 26, 2021

Hey Folks,

“Right Angles’ is now up and available through Bandcamp and other digital platforms. I also have tried to make a video.

It was written in July late last year (post CO-VID lock down). I recorded it 3 to 4 times and this version is the one I finally settled upon. I wrote the song while adjusting to the reality of a chronic health condition and also sharing care for my Mother who was going through the fight of her life in hospital last year. 

The painful decision of ending my 25-year ‘live’ performing career in 2018 was essentially like not being able to breathe, but thankfully, I have had the encouragement of my immediate family to keep being creative in the studio and this is the result.

Having this opportunity to work in a focused way independently, has allowed me a chance to build my confidence in ‘growing an idea’…. admittedly my confidence has always been rather low….sadly, I have dived back down there again in the last few months and I am trying to get myself better.

So, I must have been inadvertently trying to cheer myself up with this song. ‘Right Angles’ is certainly more upbeat than my past attempts – in this instance, I am using soft synths, programmed drums, surf guitar, vocal effects with multiple layers, blah, blah. Stuff the angular folk or rock aficionados might cringe at upon giving it a listen. 

To be honest, I don’t know what to think of it myself, but I hope it expresses optimism and motivation and lifts your spirits.

Even as I write about how it I think this song sounds, I am reminded of something an old friend, (Jeffrey Lovejoy) would proclaim ‘with repeated glee’ while describing my overall sound.


Obviously, those words were a gentle dig in the framework of the late 90s, but they were also a very poignant observation (and pretty accurate in reflection). 

I don’t know if anyone will listen or if the rantings I make here are known, but if you find yourself in this digital space, I thank you for bridging the gap and meeting me halfway by clicking here. 

Tylea with a T 






Packs on Bandcamp

February 5, 2021

I really hoping to scale down my merch situation this year and have put together two collective options for your possible enjoyment.

The packs will cost $15 to basically cover the postage within Australia.

Pack One
‘The Lake of Sand and Stone PACK’
*includes 5 items or more

1 x Vinyl LP
1 x T-shirt navy or white organic cotton (sizes limited)
1 x magnet or badge
1 x illustrated poster
1 x ‘Dark River’ Lyric tea towel
1 x download of ‘Graphic Touch’

‘The Lake of Sand and Stone’ was produced by Jamie Tresvaskis at Wild Mountain Sound and featured performances by: myself, Jamie Trevaskis, Dan McNaulty, Janey Mac, Scott Bromley, Chris Dale and Mia Goodwin.

All songs by tylea   

©  &  ℗  tylea


Pack Two
‘Tylea Historical Artefacts Pack’

*includes 5 items or more

1 x Bellowing Flower cassette (1994)

Recorded and mixed by Mick Borkowski, Vibrafeel Studios


1 x Tylea…with a T CD album (1997)

Recorded by Magoo at Airlock Mark 1 and Morrisey St, Woolloongabba


1 x ‘Tylea snd the Imaginary Music Score’ ep (2002)

Recorded and mixed at the Dead CockRoach by Magoo except ‘Chain Song’ which was recorded by Tylea


1 x ‘Colour your Insecurities’ double album disc booklet with 60 page booklet of Tylea drawings (2005)

Recorded by Magoo at the Dead Cockroach, Napier Place, South Melbourne. Except ‘Nervous’ which was written by Goold/Sigurdsson and REcorded by Valgeir Sigurdsson at Greenhouse Studios and Mt Macedon, Victoria.

1 x ‘Graphic Touch’ single (produced, recorded by Tylea, mixed by Magoo)

1 x Tylea Badge or magnet
1 x ‘Dark River’ Lyric Tea Towel
1 x download of ‘Life to Grow’

© by Tylea & ℗ by Mushroom Music (except ‘Graphic Touch’ ℗ by Tylea)


There are limited numbers in shirts and some albums. Feel free to email me if you need some ideas of stock numbers.




Graphite Touch

January 22, 2021

Graphite Touch (lyrics by tylea)

Sail away from the causeway
Look at the ocean turning on yesterday
You know you love to look for
Crying in the clouds

Curled up wave hits the star board side
See the salt spraying on either side
Sail away from the causeway
You’re swinging in the tide

The screeching of the pulleys
Seem to grind and crush
A silver underbelly
And a graphite touch
Will it push you any closer to the sea farer’s love
Or pull you deep away?


Sail away from the causeway
Look at the ocean turning on yesterday
You know you’ll sink at the sign of grey smoke turning south

Bruised cloud cries over your doom
Still the siren wails through the flume
I didn’t know her anyway

You haven’t moved a muscle
Cramping up fear
You’re coming in between
The rock and souvenir
Revolving in an engine and rotating gears
Rolling in the
Rolling in the


You haven’t moved a muscle
Cramping up fear
You’re coming in between
The rock and souvenir
Revolving in an engine and rotating gears
Rolling in the tide

The diesel pushes toxin
Underneath your skin
You wanna breathe it out
But you can’t breathe in
(I’m still here)
The linen on your shoulder
(Yes, I’m still here)
Barely covering
Swaying with the tide

I’m still here
Yes, I’m still here

Lyrics by Tylea
Copyright 2020