Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Angel Olsen, Soccer Mommy, Slow Pulp, 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

24 Apr

Common Rooms

Melbourne, 3053

Carlton

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 Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

12 Mar 2020

Triple J
45

When that chorus hits! Always a full and sincere sound from you lady and it's impossible not to love. Gorgeous songwriting, gorgeous heart.

When that chorus hits! Always a full and sincere sound from you lady and it's impossible not to love. Gorgeous songwriting, gorgeous heart.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

Merpire, you're a class act! I love how this track really puts the strength of the songwriting and your vocal up front.

Merpire, you're a class act! I love how this track really puts the strength of the songwriting and your vocal up front.

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

27 Feb 2020

Triple J
45

one word: cathartic. the pleading vocals in the chorus that follow the verse's grungey guitars are addictive.

one word: cathartic. the pleading vocals in the chorus that follow the verse's grungey guitars are addictive.