Tara Nome Doyle is a 24-year old singer-songwriter with Norwegian-Irish roots, living in Berlin. TND’s middle name, Nome, is pronounced »Noo-Meh« in Norwegian and »No-Me« in English.
From an early age on TND started taking piano and singing lessons. She can play the tuba, too, and started writing songs at the age of twelve.
In June 2016, Martin Hossbach, who, at that point, had been running a label called Martin Hossbach, saw TND at a yearly event, a gala, put on by the Berlin-Kreuzberg-based stage school ACADEMY. Over the course of a year Tara had been taking part in the school’s various projects for teenagers, combining acting, dancing and singing. A few days after her performance she received a text message from Hossbach, asking whether she was interested in releasing music on his label. In April 2018 her first release, the song »Down with You« came out. Since then it has been streamed more than four million times. »Down with You« was followed by more singles and an EP called »Dandelion«. In January 2020 her debut album »Alchemy«, co-produced by TND and David Specht (of the German post-punk band Isolation Berlin), came out and was celebrated by the German press (»… like Kate Bush singing songs by Nick Cave at Berghain«, SPIEGEL). In two songs each, »Alchemy« dealt with the four developmental phases of the pre-modern natural philosophy alchemy as it appears in the dream psychology of the Swiss psychiatrist, psychologist and philosopher C.G. Jung.
TND’s second album, »Værmin«, will be released in January 2022. This time TND and Hossbach will be putting out the album in collaboration with BMG Rights Management’s Modern Recordings imprint. The album was produced by Simon Goff, a Grammy-award winning producer, violinist and engineer. (Goff received his Grammy for working with Hildur Guðnadóttir on her »Tchernobyl« score.) Tobias Humble (Gang Of Four, Ghostpoet), Anne Müller (Nils Frahm, Agnes Obel) and Larry Mullins (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Iggy Pop) also appear on the album. Conceptually, »Værmin« builds on »Alchemy« and presents another musical engagement with the works of C.G. Jung and the human psyche, specifically around Jung’s theories about ›the shadow‹ and ›the persona‹.