Tarah G. Carpenter: Vocals, Guitar
Coralie Herve: Drums
How did the band come to be?
CH : I joined the band two years and a half ago, Tarah and I were friends on Facebook and she messaged me when she was looking for a drummer for her band Tarah Who?
TGC: I started the project in 2006 as a solo musician. Over the years and after working with a few musicians and producers, The sound of Tarah Who? has evolved and been shaped into becoming a very energetic power duo.
Do you have any releases coming up in the new year?
CH : We are gonna release a new EP this year and some new singles too.
TGC: We have just released a new single called 'Pantomath' and we are working on making a music video. I have a few songs in store that I am making a demo of to prepare for a new EP that we will probably release after our March/ April tour 2020. :)
What is something you want listeners to take away from your music?
TGC: I love to hear that our listeners can relate to some of the songs. Whether you listen to our song on a fast drive or working out because it pumps you up, or because you have gone through a similar situation and our songs help you go through those life events or it takes you day dreaming... :) I love to hear about it all.
With everything that is going on in our world what is one cause or organization that you are passionate about?
CH : I'll say animals, I love them and just want to save them all !!
TGC: Same, I am definitely passionate about animals and help when and where I can. We have just adopted a Koala, but in time I would like to be able to do more than just sending money here and there. I love to connect with animals of all kinds. I have always wanted to go spend time with pandas in china, or go to Africa and help out but also locally, helping animals here, dogs, cats, turtles, birds etc... I would like to raise awareness about adopting rather than buying but also making sure that people who get a pet of any kind understand the responsibility it comes with it.
What is your writing process like?
CH : After that Tarah makes the demos, playing all the instruments, she sends it to me and I work on some ideas but I make sure I keep the original groove and I try to fit the idea that Tarah has for each songs.
TGC: Yeah pretty much. I have a very specific idea in my head and when I write I have all the song written in my head so I try to stay as accurate and true to this initial emotion and idea. I prefer to do it alone too. I have tried to work with a lot of musicians in the past but it doesn't work. Also because I don't care if songs are supposed to be written in a certain way, I care more about the feelings and authenticity rather than making sure it fits in a scale and a format that everyone will approve of. I care about our audience of course, but I don't believe in formats. If you are expressing yourself, as an art form, it should be coming out as raw and true as felt.
To follow up with the last question, what inspires your sound?
CH : I'll say that our sound is a mix between punk/rock/grunge but at the same time we trying to make it our own.
TGC: I grew up listening to Alanis Morissette, and then shifted to 90s alt rock, ranging from the Distillers to Pantera, RATM, Motorhead, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool , L7 etc... So I am pretty sure that unconsciously I find comfort in finding and creating similar sounds.
Any tours coming up soon?
CH : We actually have one coming up in spring on the West Coast.
TGC: we have a few local(ish) shows in February but we are really taking off in March, where we will be playing shows all the way to Vancouver Island!! We are pretty stoked about that! We also have a festival coming up in late April for Women rider's day in Oklahoma so if you are a rider, check it out!
Anything you would like to tell our readers?
CH : Hope to see some of you pn the road !!!
TGC: Thank you for having us and we cannot wait to meet you on the road. Please make sure to check out our latest news on our website, www.tarahwho.com or follow our instagram and get in touch @ tarahwho.
If you want to know more about us or being in a band, we have a docu-series out on our youtube channel called "How it all began". Thanks for your support!