Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Angel Olsen, Roy Orbison, Marika Hackman, Bat For Lashes, Beach House, Sarah Blasko, Mitski


band members

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


Influences

Bat For Lashes, Phantogram, Angel Olsen, Joni Mitchell, Sarah Blasko, Band Of Skulls, Laura Marling, Andrew Bird, Bon Iver, Fleetwood Mac, Perfume Genius, Led Zeppelin, Regina Spektor, The Beatles


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 Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

21 Jun 2018

Triple J
40

Oh heck, here come the feelings.

Oh heck, here come the feelings.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

12 Feb 2018

Triple J
40

smart, sauve, synth led jam. i'm double dipping for sure.

smart, sauve, synth led jam. i'm double dipping for sure.

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

12 Feb 2018

Triple J
40

Some cool moments. Love the driving beat and I loveeee me a solid bass-line, personally I question if that vocal part at the end was necessary but that's just me being picky. Those quirky synths SCREAM Andy Bull!

Some cool moments. Love the driving beat and I loveeee me a solid bass-line, personally I question if that vocal part at the end was necessary but that's just me being picky. Those quirky synths SCREAM Andy Bull!