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Merpire strips things back with effortless charm in the new live video for ‘Hauntways’ + Launch show

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 01-Mar-2018
Melbourne received quite the gift when Sydney-born songstress Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt relocated her dreamy synth-pop alter ego Merpire down south last year. Now here to stay, Merpire is making a bit of a buzz around town with the release of her latest offering ‘Hauntways’. Recently added to Spotify’s New Music Friday Australia/New Zealand playlist as well as being featured on rotation at fashion giant H&M, ‘Hauntways’ proves that Merpire is a destined talent to watch in 2018. @merpiremusic
Gearing up for a handful of intimate live shows this March, Merpire has revealed a live, stripped back version of ‘Hauntways’ recorded with friends Kirsten Renee Hill on filming and editing, James Seymour on sound and fellow band-mate Kristie McCracken on backing vocals. Showcasing Mepire’s delicate yet powerful voice and effortless delivery, the video is a testament to the ease with which Merpire draws you in and holds you in a perpetual dream-state until long after the final croon.

After touring with Ainslie Wills last year, moving to Melbourne, and acquiring a new live lineup of incredible female musicians behind her, Merpire is excited to launch ‘Hauntways’ with a pair of shows at Melbourne’s Grace Darling Hotel and Waywards Live Music and Comedy Bar in Sydney this March. Be sure to catch the captivating storyteller and artist on the rise at these intimate live performances, with Melbourne supports from soloist Hannah Blackburn and four-piece Field Maps and local outfit Feelds in Sydney

Melbourne

Thursday 1 March - The Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood
with Hannah Blackburn and Field Maps
Doors: 8pm
Hannah: 8:30-9pm
Field Maps: 9:20-10pm
Merpire: 10:20-11pm
$10 on the door

Sydney

Saturday 3 March - Waywards, Newtown
with Feelds
Doors: 7:30pm
Feelds: 8:15-9pm
Merpire: 9:15-10pm
Tickets on sale via tickets.oztix.com.au

Other upcoming shows

Wednesday 7 March at Cafe Lounge, Surry Hills NSW (solo)
Saturday 17 March at Tamale Studios - 47B Gadd Street, Northcote – Supporting James Milsom