Tyne-James Organ first gained national Australian attention in late 2017 with the release of the single, ‘Watch You Go,’ a detailed account of the death of his father, Rikki, in 2016. It was a song that was equally flowing with grief and joy, as Organ, a kid from the raw, Northern suburbs of the former steel city Wollongong, pursued not only his dreams to become a professional musician, but his desire to achieve catharsis and find meaning in his father’s untimely passing.
From there he pivoted with his follow up – the upbeat rocker, ‘Graceful,’ and with it showed off the next huge step in his artistic development. The single saw him aim big – going for a huge, rockier sound, while continuing to focus on the delicacy of his lyricism. Again, championed by triple j, ‘Graceful’ proved to be a major turning point in his fledgling career, leading to sold out national solo tours, support slots for big name acts like Jake Bugg, Lime Cordiale, and Middle Kids.
In 2019, Organ released his debut EP, Persevere, spearheaded by the barnstorming single ‘Something New.’ By now Organ had grown from the surfer-songwriter from the NSW South Coast, into a fully-formed frontman with swagger, a voice as powerful in its deeper register as its highest falsetto, and three songs that had burned bright in high rotation on national radio for 18 months. That all culminated in a massive Splendour In The Grass festival set that featured a packed tent of fans singing back at him in full force in a truly triumphant moment. Across all 12 songs of his debut album Necessary Evil, Organ goes to new lengths as an artist. The follow-up single to ‘Hold Me Back,’ ‘Not Ready For Love’ was again a hit upon release. A song acknowledging the grief of a lost love, it was washed in a celebratory collection of chords that distracted from the heartbreak at its core. Through layers of bashing drums and slick guitar lines though, was a voice fried with emotion and anguish. It cut so deep that it ended up being his most successful international single to date, and even earned the attention of BBC Radio 1's Jack Saunders, saying, “…he's got such a sick voice, like he's just woken up after a three-day bender with Mick Jagger and Ozzy Osbourne“. The acclaimed album landed Tyne a string of accolades: a spot in the Hottest 100 for 'Sunday Suit', one of the best Like A Versions for 2021, a national TV performance on NYE, a place on The Great Escape Festival in the UK, and huge sold out shows in 2022, as his Australian headline tour sold thousands of tickets and wowed audiences.