Conflux 13 is proud to announce its final guest for 2017: musical guest Meri Amber.
Meri Amber is a geek pop singer-songwriter from Sydney. Her sound can be likened to a mesh of bright pop with a smidgen of 90s punk rock stirred in, topped off with a generous sprinkling of pop culture samples and computer game synths. She lists Lily Allen, Mika and Aqua as some of her influences as well as Pokémon, Starbucks and Tim Minchin.
Meri has been a star attraction at previous Conflux events and we are delighted that she will be returning this year with a delightful surprise: Grimm Tales, a brand new EP, launching at Conflux 13!
I am extraordinarily excited for Conflux 13. There are a wealth of reasons why. Firstly, 13 is my favourite number (I was born on a Friday the 13th at 1pm… Which is the 13th hour). Secondly, the Grimm Brothers theme caught my imagination in a big way.
Unlike the previous Conflux events I’ve been too, I didn’t have any Grimm Brothers songs I could perform at Conflux 13, so I decided to go create an EP of them! I’m going to be sharing my EP and giving it a fittingly eerie launch as part of the event.
Many know my songs as very upbeat and chirpy, so an EP of truly dark, often cinematic songs was a different direction for me. There’s everything from big instrumental sections, to spoken word poetry to a cappella choral sections weaved in there between edgy, indie-pop style, filk songs.
I simply can’t wait for Conflux, it’s bound to be a highlight of my year!
As a special preview, Meri has shared the first track from the EP: “Saved by Murder”. Click on the link below to hear the song.