Tyne-James Organ takes us through his favourite places in The Gong

Tyne-James Organ

Tyne-James Organ entered 2021 with all guns blazing, coming off the back of a string of sold out shows in NSW to herald in the start of a new chapter. This month, he unveiled what that new chapter was, sharing with fans the news that his debut album, Necessary Evil, is set for release this May. To celebrate, he also released a brand new single titled ‘Sunday Suit’, marking one of his very best singles so far.

‘Sunday Suit’ is a War On Drugs-meets-Gang of Youths rush of anticipation and liberation, and is a driving, groovy and high-energy cut of his unique indie rock sound. It also follows on from the utterly glorious ‘Not Ready For Love’ which he unleashed last year, and continues to show the artist really hitting his stride. Organ said of the single, “Sunday Suit is all about dancing away your troubles. This is one of my favourites on the record and I’m very excited to play it live!”

Perfect for this change of season we’re in, and the thrill of throwing your cares away, even if just for a few moments, ‘Sunday Suit’ is Tyne-James Organ not only at his best, but also signalling there is plenty more where this came from with Necessary Evil. Before we’re gifted with this debut album, we wanted to get to know Organ a bit better, so we got him to give us a little guide to his home of Wollongong. Check it all out below!

Tyne-James Organ Hometown Guide

“Go to spot at Wombarra Bowlo.”

Wombara Bowlo

This joint is prob my fav place in the Gong. They have Young Henrys Motorcycle Oil and Kent Old Brown, which are my two favourite beers. Big win. It’s fog friendly. Another big win. The Thai food is fucking mental and it’s the perfect spot for bowls. I’d move in if they let me.

Tyne-James Organ Hometown Guide

“What a sight The Ryan’s is.”

Ryans Hotel

This joint closely follows the Bowlo, but bit it’s a bit closer to my mums house so I end up there quite a bit. It’s one of the only pubs in the Gong that has pool tables too and we all love a game of pool. They’ve got solid cheap feeds there most nights too.

Tyne-James Organ Hometown Guide

“My dog Nigel having a snooze on mum’s bed.”

Mum’s house

Since covid fucked my movements, I’ve been bunking with mum for the minute and it’s been the bloody best. I’m back with her and my dog Nigel. I see my nan most days. My sister lives around the corner and I’ve got so many close mates here. Living in my childhood home after being away for so long has been a big breath of fresh air.

“The aftermath of my accident at the rocks.”

Woonona beach

My local. You’ve gotta support your local! Great beach. I ate shit on the rocks surfing when I was 14 which ended up with me shattering my nose and having my braces come off my teeth and exit through a small cut beneath my lip. So great memories there.

‘This decor has been here since I can remember.”

Woonona Beach Shop

We call it the bloody circle. It’s a bit of a ghetto spot but it’s still home. This fish and chip shop is mental. I dunno how they pass health and safety but man they make a great feed. I’ve been going since I can remember. When I was around 12-14 and surfing every day, I would take a $2 coin in my wetty which would get me a small chips and a can. The dream.

The debut album from Tyne-James Organ, Necessary Evil, is out May 21st.

Words by Emma Jones
Main Image: Jack Shepherd
All other images: Supplied

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