Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Sarah Blasko, Regina Spektor, Marika Hackman, Florence and The Machine, Bat For Lashes


band members

Rhiannon - vocals, synth, guitar


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

Merpire is the sound dreamed up by Sydney singer/song-writer Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt, who takes the typical mood of the ukulele, and warps it into new uncharted sounds.

Like a siren song, you are drawn in by her haunting melodies, intricate harmonies and unashamed lyrics as she explores philosophical ideas of life, alternate realities and the night time.

Since winning the 2015 Telstra Road To Discovery, Merpire has been busy expanding on her already unique sound, incorporating eerie pitch bending synths and walls of sound scapes to match powerful vocals. Her latest single, 'Holding Breath', brings together some of Australia’s premiere musicians, including the ground-breaking singer/song-writer/electronic producer Andy Bull as producer, and ARIA award-winning engineer Paul McKercher (Augie March, Sarah Blasko).

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

05 Jul 2017

Triple J
40

What a voice, what a tune. Those warped chords at the start were a bit of a misdirect that allowed that cinematic and string laden flourishes to hit harder than I was expecting.

What a voice, what a tune. Those warped chords at the start were a bit of a misdirect that allowed that cinematic and string laden flourishes to hit harder than I was expecting.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

26 May 2017

Triple J
40

That crescendo is killer.

That crescendo is killer.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

18 May 2017

Triple J
40

That voice carries so much with it. Your sounds feels familiar and it'll make you feel right at home.

That voice carries so much with it. Your sounds feels familiar and it'll make you feel right at home.