Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Angel Olsen, Bat For Lashes, Beach House, Mitski, Marika Hackman


band members

Rhiannon - vocals, electric guitar Bec - electric guitar Mimi - electric bass James - keys/synths/acoustic guitar Jess - drums


Influences

Bat For Lashes, Mitski, Phantogram, Angel Olsen, Perfume Genius, Rat!Hammock


Website

www.merpiremusic.com/

Gig

Merpire

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

23 Aug

The Curtin

Melbourne, 3053

Melbourne

8:00pm

Gig

Merpire

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

30 Aug

Waywards

Sydney, 2042

Sydney

8:00pm

Bio

2018 was an undeniably huge year for Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt. The brain behind transfixing nom de guerre Merpire, Rhiannon has quickly grown from nascent head-turner to powerful frontrunner of the local indie-pop scene.

Nestling into her new Melbourne home, the past 12 months have seen Merpire release her debut EP Endless Chatter and play a slew of noteworthy live shows including a sold-out EP launch at The Gasometer Hotel. She has supported the likes of Angie McMahon, Olympia, Phantastic Ferniture, Oh Pep! and more, and recently played her biggest run of shows to date supporting Didirri on his National ‘Measurements’ Tour.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

09 Jul 2019

Triple J
40

Such. A Big. Merpire. Fan.

Such. A Big. Merpire. Fan.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

29 Jun 2019

Triple J
40

Between Lately and Habit it's been a very good year for Merpire.

Between Lately and Habit it's been a very good year for Merpire.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

28 Jun 2019

Triple J
40

merpire has a voice that you want to bottle and on this one she'll sweep you up without you even knowing.

merpire has a voice that you want to bottle and on this one she'll sweep you up without you even knowing.