Perth-based instrumentalist and vocalist Teischa has a gravitas well beyond her years.
Having already had the pleasure of watching her perform ‘Heavy’ at Morgan Bain’s performance at Mojo’s Bar, the release of her debut self-titled EP is a little more than exciting.
The barely 20 self-taught musician grew up in Thailand pretending to read sheet music, whilst instead learning by ear from YouTube videos. Her unique perspective and boldness is deeply woven into every aspect of her music.
Inspired by female voices Lauryn Hill and Nina Simone, her debut single ‘Midnight Hour’ premiered on Triple J’s Good Nights with Linda Marigliano. Along with tracks ‘Move’ and ‘Oh Brother’, Teischa tells tales of “cultural dislocation and finding one’s place in the world.”
The release showcases her versatility from delicate, yet self-assured lyrical tones to sharper rhythms and commanding vocals. Teischa puts a silky, contemporary spin on classical techniques with intensely powerful lyricism. The production of each track is composed – consummative without taking away. The trip-hop beat of ‘Midnight Hour’ is contrasted with the calmness of her bluesy acoustic track ‘Oh Brother’, but her emotive and brooding tonality is omnipresent throughout the EP.
After her Telstra 2014 Road to Discovery triumph, performing at the 2016 Byron Bay Bluesfest, and supporting the likes of Vera Blue and Vallis Alps, Teischa is showing no sign of slowing down.
Her self-titled EP is now out across all digital streaming platforms.
Catch Teischa at Groovin the Moo in Bunbury this Saturday May 13th.