New Single - SUGAR
ALL ABOUT NIAMH...
"Niamh writes with complete purity and innocence of heart. Pair that up with a voice like spun silk and well..."
- Tommy Faith, Triple J Unearthed
Since being identified at the tender age of thirteen as a 'Star on the Rise' by commercial radio station Star 104.5 FM, Niamh Watson has been very busy. Still only 17 years old, here are some highlights of her music career so far:
Written and recorded tracks with award winning producer Mario Späte
released a dance track with Berlin based DJ/Producer Leon Blake
Worked with Puerto Rican Electronic Funk duo SACH on a track for their American Independent Music Awards nominated album Elevacion
Released tracks with young beatmaker from Denmark Nikola Carapic
Co-written a single for Australian Country/Americana artist Paula Standing with Australian Country Music legends Gina Jeffreys, Rod McCormack and former ARIA nominee Lou Bradley
Awards and accolades:
Winner - Australian Songwriting Awards 2020 (Pop / Contemporary)
Winner - The Songwriting Prize 2020
Nominee - APRA AMCOS / ASA Songwriter of the Year 2020
Winner - Discovered 2019
Top Ten Finalist - Australian Songwriting Awards 2019 (Pop / Contemporary)
Top Ten Finalist - Song Academy Young International Songwriting Awards 2019
Semi-Finalist - International Songwriting Competition 2019
Niamh is signed to ORiGiN Music Publishing and is endorsed by Cole Clark Guitars.
Born in Scotland and now based near Sydney Australia, Niamh is fast becoming a regular on the local live music scene. She has shared a stage and supported various bands including Little Quirks; The Sea Gypsies; and Amy Vee in venues in Sydney, Newcastle and across the Central Coast of NSW.
To date, Niamh has released four singles and appears as a featured artists on tracks released by Berlin based Leon Blake and Puerto Rican band SACH.
Her latest release 'Sugar' is a breezy indie-pop song - co-written, produced and mixed by Mario Späte (Montaigne, Washington, Tkay Maidza, Stellie) and was recorded in Sydney’s Forbes Street Studios.
A prolific songwriter, Niamh took out the top prize in the pop /contemporary category of the Australian Songwriting Awards 2020 run by the Australian Songwriters Association and received a coveted nomination for the APRA AMCOS / Australian Songwriters Association Songwriter of the Year. Niamh was also the recipient of the The Songwriting Prize 2020 from music charity Listen Up.
During 2019, her single 'Mixed Signals' earned Niamh a top ten finalist position in the UK Song Academy Young International Songwriter competition.
"Sugar" and 'Mixed Signals' have received Australian and international radio play and have been critically acclaimed in the music press.
In September 2020, Niamh signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sydney based ORiGiN Music Publishing (Gotye, Washington, Lior).
Niamh plays Cole Clark Guitars and is featured on their website as an endorsed artist.
PRESS / REVIEWS...
"Big things are expected of this Aussie who combines indie sensibilities with atmospheric electronica and pure vocals.....she unquestionably deserves attention."
- Music Journalist and UK Radio Presenter Matthew Rudd
Classic Pop Magazine (Issue 54 - July 2019)
"Niamh has such a beautiful tone to her voice and an ear for music. She may only be early in her music journey but she has already made some huge statements with her accomplishments so far. We can't wait for what's next."
- Music Journalist Samuel Seedsman
Fine Tune Magazine
"Niamh's delivery on 'Sugar' is just idyllic!"
- Dave Ruby Howe
Triple J Unearthed
"Niamh sounds years above her young age. Silky vox. Gorgeously sad originals....an almost Buckley feel at times....smokey moods....a very talented singer/songwriter.
A girl and a guitar never sounded so good."
- Music Journalist Mark Fraser
"Mixed Signals is excellent work from Niamh Watson...she has an amazing voice and hopefully a very big career ahead of her."
- Australian Radio Presenter Paul Gough
Playback Show on 2SER - 3 Aug 2019
"We were blown away by how talented Niamh is. What an amazing performance."
- Hard Rock Cafe
LATEST SINGLE 'Sugar' - OUT NOW
"Beautiful, sad wafts that wash over you in an instant and have you reaching for the repeat button from the outset. Shades of Cocteau Twins and even London Grammar. Immaculate production and world stage quality. I dare you not to get hooked".
- Music Journalist Mark Fraser
Featured artist on...
Sugar (Official Music Video)
Sugar (Live Acoustic Version)
Mixed Signals (Official Music Video)
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