“Tarah Who?. It’s not a question that needs to be answered. Tarah Who? is a rising statement in the progressive punk/grunge scene”.
From their humble beginnings playing DIY shows and warehouses to now repping their sound at prestigious European festivals (Hellfest, Wheels & Waves Motorcycle Festival), Tarah Who? has been turning heads with their brand of high-octane grunge-punk. Equally as visceral as it is cathartic, their sound collides bold lyricism and relentless instrumentation, mirroring the spirit and attitude of Punk Rock.
Masterminded by Tarah Carpenter, her output has earned her feature-story coverage from Rolling Stone France, Voici, Tatouage Magazine, GIG Radar, Kill The Music, La Grosse Radio, Loud Stuff, Moshville, Music Connection, Muzak, and The Ring Master, among other outlets.
Tarah Who? has since released several albums and EPs, such as The Collaboration Project (2023), Supposedly, A Man (2020), and 64 Women (2018). Tarah Who? is known for their explosive live performances, their catchy and rebellious songs, and their outspoken and fearless attitude. The band has toured extensively in the US with L7, in Europe and in the UK with Life of Agony, Madball, Prong, Wednesday 13, South of Salem, Sick’n Beautiful etc…. Tarah Who? Has also collaborated with renowned producers such as Alain Johannes (QOTSA, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell, Eleven amongst others) , Jason Orme (Alanis Morissette), Norm Block (L7). Tarah Who? is influenced by bands like The Distillers, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, and Alanis Morissette, but they have also developed their own unique sound and style. Tarah Who? is more than just a band, it is a movement of women who rock hard and speak their minds.
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In 2024, Tarah Who? will release their new album produced by Alain Johannes, which is expected to be another showcase of their raw energy and talent. The band is also preparing for a new European tour, which will include a performance at the Hellfest, one of the biggest metal festivals in the world. The band will share the stage with other legendary acts such as Metallica, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Machine Head, and Megadeth and later this year, Tarah Who? Will be on a US, Canada tour with punk legends The Exploited, The Dickies and Total Chaos.
“We dedicate this EP to the 64 women who were at the immigration detention center in downtown LA on November 19, 2014 with Tarah G. Carpenter.” Within the first chaotic seconds of “Linger”, I was in love. A mix of voices, strange other-world like noises and the clash of drums here and there, there is really no other word to use other than chaotic. Tarah G. Carpenter’s voice come in and instantly take control of the chaos. There’s something very mechanical and almost alien like with her voice creating a sense of power. You can hear the 90’s grunge influ- ence loud and clear (...) “Copycat” (...) This is one of those fist shaking songs. There’s just this very rebellious and resilient vibe to this three and a half minute song that is truly infectious.(...) The EP slows things down for “Hurt”. Although a cliche song name, this song is anything but cliche. Tarah’s voice and the lyrics are given a chance to shine during this track. It almost acts as a break from the chaos in the previous songs but it’s not quite a breather. There’s something painful and dark about Tarah’s voice in this song and it’s one of those things that, when listening, you realize was there through- out the previous two songs too, you were just distracted by everything else going on. (...) Things kick back up with “Umbilicus”. This may be the shortest song on the EP at only a second over two minutes but it’s the most aggressive. With only thirty second left in the track, the band kicks into what can only be described as a pit of music.(...) “Numb Killer” is about the Manchester attacks at Ariana Grande’s concert. Tarah was trying to picture the scene and what the perpetuator might have seen or felt before acting. Multiple elements that were introduced in the first four songs seem to come back to the limelight throughout this track making it the perfect ending. Did you like the chaos of “Linger”? Perfect! It’s in “Numb Killer”. Did you like the beauty of “Hurt”? Great! You’ll get it in “Numb Killer”. Did you just like every single aspect of the previous four songs? Awesome! You’ll get everything you loved about every other song in “Numb Killer”. Read the full review here: https://girlattherockshows.com/2019/09/02/album-review-tarah-who-64-women/