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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, impressive guitar playing and memorable, haunting melodies.

Alice Mary began recording music in her bedroom when she was 14 years old. Back then she used a four-track tape recorder, layering guitar parts and quietly singing over the top, hoping no one could hear her voice. But after years of playing guitar for other bands and geeking out making electronic music in her bedroom, she decided to bring her artistic voice to the fore and start her own solo project.

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I Am Here was originally intended to be a set of instrumentals, born from experimenting with recordings of a broken autoharp. Influenced by lyricists like Feist and Conor Oberst, 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. Her lyrics lay everything bare; with brevity and a sense of humour she owns up to the selfish, petty and unattractive thoughts most of us are too embarrassed to bring up.

The resulting EP is a confident, sumptuous pop record. Alice Mary’s voice will finally come out of the bedroom studio to take centre stage. “Loving Game” is taken from Alice Mary’s debut EP I Am Here which was released via AM Records and can be heard below.

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also check out the acoustic version available on Bandcamp,

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All songs written, performed, mixed and mastered by Alice Emerson