Alice Mary is classically trained, techno-loving Jimi Hendrix fan who has somehow become a pop musician. Taking inspiration from her varied interests she has created an intriguing debut EP in I Am Here. Like many musicians Alice is an introvert off-stage, but on-stage she commands attention with stark lyrics, intricate guitar playing and memorable, haunting melodies.
I Am Here was originally intended to be a set of instrumentals, born from experimenting with recordings of a broken autoharp. Listening to producers like Shigeto and Flying Lotus, Alice began stretching, twisting and splicing up the recordings, and adding programmed drum beats and synth parts. Influenced by lyricists like Feist, Conor Oberst and St Vincent, Alice Mary’s songs refuse to shy away from unflattering truths about herself. She explores the confusing feeling of bouncing between extremes: love and hate, passion and apathy, confusion and clarity.
After a successful Indiegogo campaign her debut EP I Am Here was released in July 2017 on a limited run of CDs. Her song Failing In Love premiered on Clash Music and the song’s surreal and intriguing video, the fruits of a collaboration with artist Simon Clark, was described by Fame Magazine as ‘darkly wonderful’. Her songs have received radio play on BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio and Hoxton Radio, and she has performed live across London at The Finsbury, Amersham Arms, and The Boogaloo, and in Paris at Supersonic and Le Pop Up Du Label.
Press for I Am Here:
‘Failing In Love’ deftly swerves any tags you may want to place against it’ – Clash Music
‘The minimal and darkly wonderful track ‘Failing In Love’, demands full attention from the start to end’ – Fame magazine
‘A quiet triumph for alt-pop’s new erudite introvert’ – Hey Nineteen
‘Lush and lustrous “Loving Game”… is literate, buoyed by charm and enchanting’ – The Autumn Roses
‘A divine slice of Electro-Pop’ – Musicmusingsandsuch