Dublin/Sligo, County Dublin
Old Hannah are a group of family and friends who, after years of informal collaboration, started writing and performing together around 2013. Since then they've released two EPs, toured extensively in Ireland, France, the UK and the US, and have just finished recording their debut album.
Quite the departure from their early work, this album marks an important transition in Old Hannah's form and sees them expand their creativity and appeal far beyond the bounds of the Irish and North American folk and country traditions that coloured their early work. Their highly anticipated album "Borealis" is due out later this year, and is a glowing critique of whats achievable wth a strong background of traditional instrumentation, accomplished songwriting, and the will and ability to bring that foundation to a whole other place.
This time around their influences traverse pop, blues, roots, progressive rock and more. Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and Leonard Coen come to mind throughout as four deeply affecting vocalists explore themes of love and loss, light and darkness, progress and stagnation, anxiety and calm. It's accomplished, rare, and not to be missed.
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