Amaya Laucirica is a singer/songwriter and band whose music contains hints of folk, pop, rock and psychedelia.
In 2008, Amaya Laucirica released her debut album, Sugar Lights.
An intriguing blend of country, folk, rock and pop, Sugar Lights was well received critically and awarded “Album Of The Week” by RRR radio and “Single Of The Week” by Rave Magazine.
As bold a debut as Sugar Lights was, it was Amaya’s second album, Early Summer, that truly defined her sound. Early Summer was denser, more detailed and darker than its predecessor, yet at the same time, retained the rawness, hope and beauty, which made Sugar Lights such an enticing debut.
Writing for Mess & Noise, Doug Wallen praised it as an album “marked by understatement and restraint, no matter how many different instruments materialise” and likened the album’s sound to “Mazzy Star fronting a mellowed Jesus and Mary Chain … Early Summer puts the Melbourne songwriter towards the front of her class.”
Early Summer was also selected as Triple J’s Feature Album in late 2010, with JJJ describing it as “a wistful, tender affair, full of dreamy melodies and sublime layers of sound.”
Following the release of the album, Amaya opened shows for Blonde Redhead and Holly Miranda (USA). In 2011, she was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the ten exciting new female voices in Australian music. She was also nominated as female artist of the year at The Age EG awards.
Since then, Amaya has been busy working on her third studio album. ‘Sway’ will be released in early 2014.