Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

Ladyhawke, Little Dragon, BORNS, Metric


band members

Emily Hamilton


Unearthed artists we like

Redspencer, Adam & Dusty, SEASIDE


Website

www.sanmeimusic.com/

Gig

San Mei

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

25 May

Soundlounge w The ...

Gold Coast, 4223

Currumbin, Gold Coast

8:00pm

Gig

San Mei

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

2 Jun

Black bear Lodge w...

Brisbane, 4006

Fortitude Valley

7:00pm

Gig

San Mei

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

9 Jun

NightQuarter w Jag...

Gold Coast, 4212

Helensvale

4:00pm

Bio

San Mei's new single 'Wonder' is her first offering since her debut EP Necessary was released in 2017. It's a cut driven by contrasting elements: gritty guitars complimented by airy synth, and lush vocals juxtaposed by propulsive percussive elements. It's a one-two punch of flirty lyrical frivolity and instrumental self-assurance.

Ever the straight shooter, San Mei hasn't left much to interpretation on the new single, explaining "it's about that classic 'butterflies' moment when someone unknown to you captures your attention, and you're not sure why. It's that person becoming a daydream to you, wondering who they are, what they're about and not necessarily wanting them to become anything more than some intoxicating illusion".

Taking on Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Ali Barter, Alex Lahey, Joyride, British India and Robbie Miller) as a producer has challenged and galvanized the aural evolution of San Mei. The collaboration saw the pair refining ideas, exploring soundscapes and laying the foundation San Mei's sonic progression; culminating in her new work. Finding creative freedom in the harmonious nature of the partnership, San Mei explained '[Dawson and I] hit it off straight away and it seemed like he understood where I was coming from, even when I have trouble conveying certain ideas in the demos I made at home." Of these demos, San Mei offers first single 'Wonder'

‘If you aren't already familiar, expect to hear the singer's sweet melodies and beats everywhere and anywhere’

NYLON MAGAZINE

‘Australian newcomer San Mei, shares the same slinky pop DNA as LA Chanteuse Banks’

NME RADAR

‘It is a wondrous piece of bedroom pop that has to be shared’
INDIE SHUFFLE

‘Mei‘s lilting melodies up with a feathery, weightless production that will have you drifting up into the clouds in no time’
INDIE CURRENT

'...undoubtedly one of the most captivating sound-spaces I've heard in a while.'
STEREOFOX

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

02 May 2018

Triple J
40

The guitars have come to the front since your previous tracks and it's working for you. Full of energy and drive.

The guitars have come to the front since your previous tracks and it's working for you. Full of energy and drive.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

01 May 2018

Triple J
40

Love how you've set a fire underneath this track. It burns with an exactness that's powerful and real.

Love how you've set a fire underneath this track. It burns with an exactness that's powerful and real.

Review

Review by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

29 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

When I heard Rewind by her a couple of years ago, I could hear the potential. Now that potential is realized in this smart, strong and sultry track.

When I heard Rewind by her a couple of years ago, I could hear the potential. Now that potential is realized in this smart, strong and sultry track.