Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Big Thief, Phoebe Bridgers, Julia Jacklin


band members

Amarina Waters- Vox Guitar Locky Ridge Lead Guitar Holly Thomas Drums, backing vox Zac Barter bass


Influences

Big Thief, Phoebe Bridgers, Julia Jacklin, Aldous Harding, Nadia Reid, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Leif Vollebekk, Twain, The Entire Grunge Era, etc


Bio

Amarina Waters has a name she describes as sounding like the latest suburban housing estate village.

“Welcome to Amarina Waters; the perfect place to raise the kids, with excessively large identical houses, out of place palm trees and a man-made lake.” When asked where her unusual and conspicuously nautical name originated, Amarina shrugs; “Hippie parents”.

This is the kind of tongue in cheek humour laced throughout Amarina’s ‘electric indie folk’
Her music is infused with ideas stolen from places such as her dinner plate, the backyard, other people, the world. Her songs are full of contradiction; raw and funny, fierce and delicate, romantic yet strikingly candid.

An active and much loved member of Melbourne’s indie scene, Amarina has shared a stage with the likes of Gretta Ray, Angie McMahon, Broads, Al Parkinson, Emilee South, Loni Rae Thomson, as well as performances at Brunswick Music Festival, End Of The Line and Darebin Music Feast, and a sold out launch of her debut single A Sense Of You.

2019 sees the first releases from Amarina’s forthcoming debut album, recorded in New Zealand with award winning producer Ben Edwards (Marlon Williams, Aldous Harding, Julia Jacklin).

Amarina’s second single 'Your Mother's Ring' will float into the airwaves on November 21, setting a contemplative pace.

Equal parts emotive to playful, the song is a recollection of falling in love for the first time; specifically whilst living on the dole at your boyfriend's mum's farm in the Great Alpine region of Victoria in your early 20's.
But hopefully, if that doesn’t match your exact experience, it may perhaps still resonate with you.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

28 Nov 2019

Triple J
35

taking you to the core of a relationship breakdown and it's nuances and done with such grace.

taking you to the core of a relationship breakdown and it's nuances and done with such grace.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

Liking this tale of love gone awry from Amarina. If you ever wanted your Angie McMahon with a heavier twang to it then I reckon you'll get something out of this one.

Liking this tale of love gone awry from Amarina. If you ever wanted your Angie McMahon with a heavier twang to it then I reckon you'll get something out of this one.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Aug 2019

Triple J
35

it's really well constructed and i'm keen to hear more from amarina.

it's really well constructed and i'm keen to hear more from amarina.