Perth artist Teischa and her latest track, 'Midnight Hour', is effortlessly defiant and flawless. Her soaring vocals will run a shiver down your spine.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
It's definitely taken me years of experimenting with ideas and different styles to end up with my sound as it is now (which I think will be forever changing and developing). When I first started writing songs they were naturally very singer/songwriter/folky.
Over the last couple of years, finding my voice and also becoming more open to co writing and working with different producers, has definitely helped me find my sound and what I really want to express through my music.
What's your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Just the feeling of being able to get my thoughts out of my head and down into a piece of music that I can then perform and share with other people is the best thing in the world. When my music resonates with others and makes them feel something I'm the happiest person ever!
What can punters expect from a Teischa live show?
Lots of variety. I love to change it up and keep it interesting. Playing live is my favourite thing to do. I love sharing the stories behind songs and letting the audience in to my world for a moment.
What's the best advice you've been given and who was it from?
My mum is a swimming coach and is full of inspirational and motivational quotes. I know this is cliche but my favourite piece of advice she's told me is "anything is possible."
I'm one of those people that likes to set very low expectations so I don't disappoint myself but my mum has always pushed me to dream a little bigger. She's the best.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
I know its not originally an Australia track but can Remi's version of 'Thong Song' count? Such a jam! If you're feeling sad I challenge you to listen to this and not be instantly cheered up.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Fall into My Arms - Ngaiire. Not necessarily because of the lyrics, but her voice is just so raw and powerful it makes me teary haha!
You're the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Frozen - Pon Cho
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Jorden Rakei at Jack Rabbit Slims. It blew my mind. Incredible!
Tell us about the bands or people in the Perth music community that inspire you.
There are so many! Perth is full of amazing, creative people. A few that inspire me are, Koi Child, Morgan Bain, Pow Negro and Timothy Nelson.
What are your plans for 2017?
More writing, live shows and hopefully more music out soon!