Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Pop


band members

Ngaiire - Lead Vox/Drum Pad | Jack Brittan - Synths/Samples


Website

www.ngaiire.com.au

Bio

Sydney future-folk/soul songstress Ngaiire (pron Ny-Ree) is flying high in 2014, having cemented her place as one of Australia’s most dynamic vocalists and unique performers. Her Australian Music Prize nominated, debut LP Lamentations (2013), showcases stunning vocals over a refined mix of down-tempo electronic glitch, soulful grooves and elegant piano work.

Ngaiire’s haunting vocal arrangement and soul-drenched lyrics on lead single Dirty Hercules are firmly juxtaposed against sharp antagonistic heckle from friend and future-soul darling, Nai Palm, of Grammy-Nominated Hiatus Kaiyote.

Written between her Sydney home and a tiny Japanese watering hole called Bar Noah on the outskirts of Tokyo, the album drew the attention of some big fans, leading to her hand selection to support Alicia Keys & John Legend at the “Day On The Green” events in December 2013.

Meanwhile, her reputation for extravagant & colourful performances saw her invited to appear as part of VIVID Live 2014 while her vocals did all the talking on Lancelot’s much-hyped rework of club classic “Ain’t Nothing Goin’ On But The Rent”

Having erected a flag in Australian soil with Lamentations, Ngaiire spread her love for the dark beauty of the melancholic further afield in 2014 with breakout performances at Glastonbury 2014 & a string of UK club shows.

With album #2 currently in the works expect to see & hear a whole lot more from Ngaiire as we head into the summer.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Ki...

03 Jun 2013

Triple J
40

More quality material from this singer. She knows how to carry a song.

More quality material from this singer. She knows how to carry a song.

Review

Reviewed by Hau Latukefu Hau Latukefu

08 Apr 2013

Triple J
40

Ever since seeing her on Aus Idol many moons ago, I've been keeping tabs on this lady. She has a great voice and it's great to hear/see her continue to grow and make some top shelf music. Well done.

Ever since seeing her on Aus Idol many moons ago, I've been keeping tabs on this lady. She has a great voice and it's great to hear/see her continue to grow and make some top shelf music. Well done.

Review

Reviewed by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

26 Mar 2013

Triple J
50

This is exceptional. Love the minimalism, interspersed with subtle electro edges and that soulful soulful voice. The false end is just the cherry on top. Love.

This is exceptional. Love the minimalism, interspersed with subtle electro edges and that soulful soulful voice. The false end is just the cherry on top. Love.