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Alice Merton

August 23, 2017

ALICE MERTON BREAKS INTO ITUNES 100, MEDIABASE TOP 50 + BILLBOARD FEATURE “NO ROOTS” STREAMING OVER 60 MILLION PLAYS WORLDWIDE, OUT NOW ON MOM + POP MUSIC U.S. SHOWS COMING THIS NOVEMBER/ON EU TOUR NOW

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Alice Merton has broken into the iTunes Top 100 (#68) and the Mediabase Top 50 (#48), and is rising fast with no sign of stopping! The up and coming singer-songwriter recently signed to Mom + Pop Music and earned a major feature on Billboard, which is online now.  Her single “No Roots” has already captured an immense amount of attention with over 60 million global plays on Spotify and YouTube, and has been recently added to Alt Nation/AAA U.S. radio. It’s also currently charting at Alt Radio and out-selling acts such as Muse, Cage The Elephant and Rise Against. Look out for Alice on Top 40 Radio and a slew of November U.S. Shows.

“I’ve got no roots, but my home was never on the ground.“

One whole sentence seems to sum up the life of the English/Canadian singer and songwriter Alice Merton. Four countries and eleven moves later, she starts to take her first independent steps into the music industry. With success – No Roots reached top positions on iTunes, Spotify, Shazam and Hype Machine. In Germany, the song has already reached platinum status and was #1 in the official single charts.

Raised in Canada, finishing high school in Germany, then moving on to England with her family, Alice has gotten quite used to packing and unpacking boxes. With her debut single No Roots, she describes the life of having had many different homes, but comes to the realization that her home was never in one place.

At the age of five she started taking classical piano lessons, four years later she was introduced to vocal training. After spending many years being classically trained, Alice discovered the art of songwriting through one of her high school courses in Germany. She then went on to study songwriting and pursue her dream of becoming a professional singer/songwriter.

During her studies she started working with various producers. Finding the right producer is like finding a missing puzzle piece, you know it’s there somewhere, but it takes a really longtime to find.” However, after being introduced to Nicolas Rebscher, a Berlin-based producer, she knew she had found her match.

Creating a very analog and organic pop sound, going back to the basics of drum and bass driven music, they combined their individual styles to develop a style of their own. Nicolas Rebscher’s arrangements were the perfect addition to Alice’s melodies, combining the depth and softness in her voice, with his energetic and charismatic sounds.

TOUR DATES:

08/25  Gamescon – Cologne, Germany

08/26  Laternenfest – Halle, Germany

09/9  Rennbahn Berlin Hoppegarten – Berlin, Germany

09/10  Lollapalooza Berlin – Berlin, Germany

09/14  SWR3 New Pop Festival – Baden Baden, Germany

09/15  NDR 2 Soundcheck Festival – Göttingen, Germany

9/20-23  Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg, Germany

11/17  New Fall Festival – Düsseldorf, Germany