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/

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 Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

08 Apr 2019

Triple J
40

I keep humming the hook. Safe to say, you got under my skin! <3

I keep humming the hook. Safe to say, you got under my skin! <3

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

28 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

Really lovely. The jagged rhythm with the guitars and drums playing off each other in the chorus is a great moment.

Really lovely. The jagged rhythm with the guitars and drums playing off each other in the chorus is a great moment.

Review

Review by Jess Perkins Jess Perkins

13 Mar 2019

Triple J
45

Oooofff. I can see myself listening to this A LOT. Those vocals go straight through me, this song is seriously just gorgeous.

Oooofff. I can see myself listening to this A LOT. Those vocals go straight through me, this song is seriously just gorgeous.