Hannah – an alt-indie quartet from Manchester in England is Hayley Faye (Vocals / Guitar), Marcus Mayes (Drums), K DaSilva (Guitar / Electronics) and Josh Wilson (Bass).
Hannah deliver music which mixes shoegaze, folk rock and indie-pop with a gently humming electronic fuzz that gives the material a dreamlike quality.
Hannah is able to provide the audience with a sound that is drenched in lengthy chord progressions, yet the listener doesn’t loose interest as the gaps are filled with mesmerising twists and turns as percussion and bass foil with each other and the synthetics melt the sounds like dark chocolate in a warming bowl, to which an expressive vocal adds a more confrontational dimension, giving the ears plenty to enjoy.
Extensive use of flat chords give Hannah the ability to change dynamics mid-flow affording the material some considerable interest.
After a decision to split in 2010 the band recently got back together with a couple of new members to join Marcus and Hayley – it will be interesting to find out the direction of future journey Hannah choose to travel, given a legacy of releases and the more important empty pages beckoning.
Typically – I have chosen as the track to share – something which is far faster than their typical and may make you wonder about what I have written and the general sound – but you know me, I can’t pass away a nudge of pace.
As the World Turns – Hannah is available on iTunes.*
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