This one is so affecting. your golden voice cuts right through and that line about crying enough for everyone was the final dagger.’ – Declan Byrne, Triple J
‘Short, sweet and coherently to the point, Merpire stands her ground and executes a dire sense of longing in just under three minutes. Her songwriting finesse and ability to craft a tale has continued to develop through her career. Now, Merpire finds total introspection through her lovelorn indie-rock.’ – Jake Wilton, AAA Backstage
‘Gorgeous new song. This sounds so well realised and complete.’ – Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J Unearthed
Reeling off a run of summer festival slots, dreamy indie-pop musician Merpire is thrilled to announce more upcoming shows in support of her first release for 2019 ‘Lately. The transfixing nom de guerre kicked off the year alongside local and international acts at festivals across the country including A Festival Called Panama, Brunswick Music Festival, and most recently By The Meadow. Coming up, Merpire will be joining Last Dinosaurs at Howler Saturday 6 April, before she heads up the Hume Highway to Euroa to woo the regional audiences at The Northern Republic on May 4. Winter sees Merpire feature at Noisy Ritual’s ‘School Night’ on Thursday 13 June, ahead of escaping the cold in Melbourne in July for her second appearance at Bello Winter Music Festival.
New single ‘Lately’ was accompanied by a music video directed by go-to videographer and photographer Nick Mckk. This year is already stacking up to be a monumental year forMerpire, with ‘Lately’ added rotation on Double J, triple j unearthed, Syn’s Sweet 16 andSpotify playlists Chords & Cardigans and Broad Chords, plus an inclusion in Apple Music’s ‘Best of the Week’.
It’s the year of the Merp!
2018 was an undeniably huge year for Merpire with the release of her debut EP, Endless Chatter and a slew of noteworthy live shows. Including a sold-out EP launch at The Gasometer Hotel, supporting the likes of Angie McMahon, Olympia, PhantasticFurniture, Oh Pep!, Didirri on his national ‘Measurements’ Tour and stand out sets at Brisbane’s BIGSOUND.
UPCOMING SHOWS & FESTIVALS
Saturday 6 April – Howler, Vic
Supporting Last Dinosaurs & Rat!Hammock
Saturday 4 May – The Northern Republic, Euroa Vic
Thursday 13 June – Noisy Ritual, East Brunswick
Thursday 11-14 July – Bello Winter Music Festival, NSW
All tickets available from www.merpiremusic.com
‘Lately’ is out now via Spotify // Bandcamp // iTunes // Apple Music