Fresh from their sellout ‘Farewell Darwin’ gig on September 7th at the Landmark, NT melodic post-hardcore outfit Tapestry are now en route to Melbourne to have a red-hot go at cracking it in the wider world, and they have already made a splash by landing a spot on the Unify 2020 Gathering ticket in early January.
Now fully-fledged, Tapestry have kicked themselves out of a comfortable nest and are ready for that first solo flight into the unknown
The decision to head south was really the only one the band could have made if they wanted to take things to the next level. A combination of hard work, good musicianship and solid management practices and strategies have produced a music brand that is quickly gaining respect in the scene, and being included on the Unify ticket is a tangible and immediate payoff for all that hard work and managerial foresight. Now fully-fledged, Tapestry have kicked themselves out of a comfortable nest and are ready for that first solo flight into the unknown.
Foldback Magazine first spoke with the then newly-minted Tapestry lineup in November 2014. They stated back then that they had a plan, and clearly they have stuck to it. This planning is more than just random gigs with shitty gear, half-arsed song arrangements and hoping that people will come through the door – Tapestry’s planning includes investing in tech, networking, forming alliances with established acts, strict rehearsal regimens, tight songwriting, strategic touring, tactical advertising and mobilisation of a firm fan-base that necessarily increases in age and sophistication over time – proactive on the one hand and reactive to an evolving scene on the other.
Mutual respect amongst bandmates is also a must-have ingredient, as is firm commitment and a willingness to take risks. All of this should be a lesson for younger bands of any genre that want to succeed, and we have no doubt that Tapestry will carve out their own niche and become the band that young bands look up to as they head out on their own adventures.
Here’s wishing Tapestry all the best as they navigate the wider scene and carve out their own path – nothing ventured, nothing gained.