Little Strike is Your Friend
“Little Strike is the alias of Middle Eastern-born musician and multimedia artist Tamar Dart, based currently in Philadelphia. The project feels like a collage of organic and inorganic sounds, with acoustic guitars that conjure West African finger styles, melted together with murky keyboards, atop a bed of grimy beats. The vocals aim to first hunt then tame, encouraging the listener to go on a nostalgic walkabout together. Will a friendship form?
At age 11 Dart became enamored with live music after playing in a conservatory orchestra , where she played the Oboe for 3 years. She eventually went on to teach herself guitar and Keyboard. Born and raised in a politically charged environment, Dart and her family decided to move to Miami when she was 15, with the intent of escaping questionable ideologies. After graduating with a BFA in multimedia arts from Florida State University, Dart traded the US for East Asia, where she traveled and worked in China, Thailand, and Nepal for a year. She remained involved in music throughout a variety of audio-visual endeavors, including a drum-based project where she attempted to video document herself learning to drum on a kit for 4 months. In the summer of 2013 she settled in Philadelphia where she recorded her first EP, Forever Always Leaving, released the following year, in July 2014. She is currently playing shows both acoustically and electronically.”
– Lifin’ Magazine