DIY Spotlight: talker

Taking her inspiration from musical icons such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Banks, and Vérité, independent artist, talker (Celeste Taucher), fuses grunge rock and pop to create her own hybrid sound she calls “grunge-pop.” The name “talker” stems from Celeste’s given last name––notorious in her family for being misspelled and mispronounced.

Her raw vocals mixed with heavy-hitting rhythms create potent pieces of music that showcase her talent in its purest form. Speaking of her latest single “Intimidated,” talker explains, “I wasn’t trying to write an amazing song. I was just trying to get my emotions out and help myself feel better. It ended up being very vulnerable and honest, and I think it’s really relatable.”

Diving headfirst into her music career, talker hooked up with musical veterans, toured extensively with FRENSHIP, opened for City and Colour, and began her solo project with help from Dan Sadin (FRENSHIP), April Bender (Glassnote), and Phil Simmonds (Jessie J, Eryn Allen Kane). As a solo artist, she has performed at a series of notable venues including Hotel Cafe, The Troubadour, Madame Siam’s and the Lodge Room.

talker’s delicate, yet commanding voice and raw lyricism have garnered her praise from fans and music industry folks alike. With an authenticity that is instantly tangible, identifiable and relatable, talker creates music that resonates with listeners on a deeply personal and ethereal level. Her forthcoming EP will be released early in 2019.

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