Multi-award winning Electric Fields create a striking and haunting merging of living traditional culture with electronic music, bringing moments of breathtaking beauty and power to the stage.
Featuring the rare and beautiful voice of Zaachariaha Fielding - who often sings in his traditional languages of the Anangu people - and the brilliance of producer Michael Ross - Electric Fields music ranges from soulful pop, to epic-scale electronic works, through to intensely intimate story-songs.
Finalists for the ARIA Awards 2019’s Best Australian Live Act, Electric Fields took out 7 awards in Dec 2019 - the 3 top spots for the National Live Music Awards: Best Live Act, Best Live Voice, and Electronic Act of the Year; the National Dreamtime Award; the Corner Award, and two
South Australian Music Awards.
Coming close 2nd in Eurovision: Australia Decides, they trended
worldwide on Twitter at #7 within an hour of their performance. Appearing in 3 editions of Vogue Magazine, they were named as ‘movers for the Next Gen’. During 2019 they played for Apple, the
APRA Awards, SPOTIFY’s Front Left showcase, Splendour in the Grass, Vogue Magazine, and launched their first self-curated national tour, with sell-out shows across Australia. In 2020 the played
live at the AFL Grand Final to a viewing audience of 5,000,000, and in 2021 opened the Mardi Gras Parade, Parrtjima Festival, headlined Garrmalang Festival, and closed the First Nations Fashion +
Design show for Australian Fashion Week.
They have played in 9 countries - throughout Asia, NZ, the UK, Germany, Poland, and Budapest, Hungary.
Off the back of her debut EP release in 2018 Merpire signed to indie management company Fright Night Music, showcased at Bigsound and sold out her Endless Chatter EP tour. By the end of 2019, Merpire had accrued an impressive list of supports including Paul Dempsey, Angie McMahon, Julia Jacklin, Didirri, Olympia and Gengahr (UK).
Having played a slew of impressive Australian festivals over the past 18 months (A festival called PANAMA, Brunswick Music Fest and featuring with Rat!hammock at Laneway) Merpire is on an explosive upwards trajectory.
The last few months has seen Merpire focusing her time and detailed attention on new music, in the studio of producer and band mate James Seymour while spending her spare time bouncing all around the country on support tours and co-writing with up and coming Aussie artists such as Rat!hammock and Chitra.
To top off an already impressive year, Merpire has a collection of new music for her eagerly awaiting and ever-growing fans, drip-feeding into 2020.
Backed by an impressive predominantly female band, her live show flows between intimate pop ballads and fully immersive indie bangers. Merpire's voice goes from spine-chillingly delicate (like spider webs of toffee) to insanely powerful (like a lion's roar) at break-neck speed. She will totally demolish you. But don't worry, she'll put your shattered heart right back together again. And you'll be better for it.