Merpire ~ Hauntways

“Cause I don’t see you in my house, but I see you in my head, I swear your taste is in my mouth, but I don’t see you in my bed.” Merpire‘s live version of new track Hauntways deals with this particular type of mindfuckery in the very best way –  in the safety of a bedroom, with snacks, wine, a good girlfriend on pretty harmonies plus an electric guitar. It’s beautiful, illustrating the power of friendship and solidarity in those bad times of relationship weirdness.

With Kirsten Renee Hill taking care of the filming and editing, the sound sorted by James Seymour and fellow band-mate Kristie McCracken delivering the lovely backing vocals, chilled beside her with vino in hand, Merpire’s Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt’s got good people around her no matter what sadness the story metaphorically explores.

Having caught Merpire on the bill supporting Phia and Josh The Cat at The Old Bar in November, it was obvious to WildnFree that Merpire was a bit of a talent with a superb voice. You can catch her tonight at The Gaso Melbourne if you’re quick and keen. Good people of Sydney, go see her on Saturday. 


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

Saturday 3 March – Waywards, Newtown
with Feelds
Doors: 7:30pm
Feelds: 8:15-9pm
Merpire: 9:15-10pm
Tickets on sale via

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

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