Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Billy Eilish, Melanie Martinez, Cranberries, Bjork


band members

Hayley Mengel


Influences

Billy Eilish, Melanie Martinez


Website

Bio

I was Born in Malawi and lived in various parts of Africa as a child, moving every two years and living in some extreme remote areas. I immigrated to Australia seven years ago, as mum wanted a safer and brighter future for her children.

Unfortunately adapting to a completely different lifestyle took it's toll on my parents relationship, along with dealing with other life stresses and they separated a year after moving.

Life has dealt us some tough cards but it's also been good to us in so many ways. I'm pretty close with my mum who has taught me to remain determined and never give up on your dreams!

Music has somehow always made me feel safe and happy through the good times and bad and I decided I needed to learn how to play the guitar. I attended lessons for a couple of years and once I knew the basics, I decided to go it on my own as I've never been one to follow structure or classroom lessons. I wanted to get lost in my own music.

Playing music is my therapy. It takes me to a place where I am most relaxed and comfortable.

My songs are written about real life situations and emotions and I want others to relate to it on a deeper level.

I'm 17 and in my last year of high school. I have heaps more to write about and a list of songs waiting to be released. Life is a roller coaster of emotions, full of ups and downs. This is my inspiration.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

18 Apr 2019

Triple J
30

Yep, you're cool! looking forward to hearing more.

Yep, you're cool! looking forward to hearing more.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

18 Apr 2019

Triple J
35

Another really encouraging track from Hayley. I've praised her voice before and I'll do it again here - it really cuts through with purity and strength.

Another really encouraging track from Hayley. I've praised her voice before and I'll do it again here - it really cuts through with purity and strength.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

18 Feb 2019

Triple J
35

Fantastic, natural tone to Hayley's vocals. The whole package is pretty and at times grand but I keep coming back to that voice.

Fantastic, natural tone to Hayley's vocals. The whole package is pretty and at times grand but I keep coming back to that voice.