TORI Forsyth has always been a little bit different.
She debuted in the country music industry as an angsty teenager, a year on from the release of her first album Dawn of the Dark the alternate artist has gained a lot of life experience.
"I think going into anything new it's incredibly daunting territory and I'm a pretty nervous person," she said.
"So the whole experience was incredibly nerve-wracking.
"It's like anything you look at though, it's more of a lesson."
Forsyth grew up on the Central Coast and shot to prominence in the country music industry with three Golden Guitar nominations for best new talent, female artist and alt-country album for Dawn of the Dark.
Now she's headed to Tamworth with her partner, musician Carl the Bartender [Ben Murphy], who she conveniently met at a gig.
"We don't really have input into each other's music," she said.
"We've tried to write together but it's more likely to end up in a massive argument," Forsyth laughed.
Co-writing has never really been Forsyth's deal, a quieter type she prefers to write alone.
In the time since her last album she's been busy writing some new music and she hopes to give it a test run at the Tamworth Hotel.
"This music definitely has a lot more energy, that's how I'd describe it," she said.
Catch Forsyth, The Sweet Jelly Rolls and Carl the Bartender at their Tamworth Hotel show on July 13.