It is no coincidence that Brooklyn band TEEN chose February 14 to debut their new album, Love Yes. Not because they are a band made up of love junkies, but more so to reflect the ideas explored in their full-length follow-up to 2014’s The Way and Colour. Here, the complexities of sexuality, desire, spirituality and love are presented through airy, harmonic melodies and thriving synths courtesy of Teeny Lieberson, her two sisters Katherine and Lizzie, and honorary sister Boshra Al Saadi. Before they step onto the stage, RUSSH take a few moments with the electro-pop group to talk style, pre-show rituals and more.
What drew all of you together as a band?
Three of us are sisters and Boshra is a fantastic musician who came along at the right time when we needed a bassist. She instantly clicked.
How does your sound reflect your style?
We feel we have a colourful and playful approach to music and wanted to reflect that with our stage look. We’ve always tried to stick to a particular palette, and right now that happens to be red – it ties in quite flawlessly with the album art.
How do you prepare for a live show – any rituals in particular?
We have one ritual, but it must remain secret in order to maintain its potency.
What are you most looking forward to whilst on tour?
Playing to new crowds and meeting new people.
WORDS Edwina Hagon
PHOTOGRAPHY Bec Lorrimer