There's a place – somewhere between Mazzy Star and PJ Harvey – where languid groove and startlingly pure melody reside, where songs blow like tumbleweed through a city soundscape… and that’s where you'll find Amaya.
Once a solo singer/guitarist, Amaya Laucirica gives her name to a band that blends these qualities with a subtle intensity. The Amaya sound is a new roots sound: very strong songs with an urban touch that are informed by Amaya’s rural Australian background. The band blend blues and folk melody with an approach that wouldn’t be out of place in urban New York. It’s a striking sound held together by Amaya’s beautifully pitched, crystalline vocals and it’s fair to say that there’s no one else working in a similar vein in Australia at the moment.
Since the band formed they have played a series of low key support gigs with a wide variety of acts, from The Martinez Family to Rob Snarski & Dan Luscombe through to Mason Jennings and The Beautiful Girls.