Amanda Mair bring ideas of a what a young, Swedish Dusty Springfield produced by Kate Bush might have sounded like if she arrived today. With melodies lit by sunlight and a voice that goes straight to the heart this is nothing less than pure magic.
Only 15 year old from an island outside Stockholm Amanda Mair didn't have any official record as an artist when we discovered her by pure luck in 2010. She had no bandcamp/myspace page, hadn't made any live shows or sent any demos to labels or press. She did however record a few songs with friend of Labrador who - blissed out - later played us the recordings. For that we're thankful! Labrador.se
The first single "House" was released on June 8th.
”The 16 (yes, 16)-year-old Mair sounds more like Kate Bush than Kate Bush does on her gorgeous, grown-up debut track"
So Amanda is getting older now, she's 17, but all of these superlatives strewn on her young head are well deserved. Listening to these songs it is virtually impossible to believe she is so young. Her voice is just too good.
Official video for Amanda Mair "Sense". Taken from the album "Amanda Mair" on Labrador.
Amanda Mair House @ Debaser Slussen Stockholm
Pity about the audience!