Previously Hannah has released 2 records, Sky Above, Horse Below (2007) and The Blind Love EP (2009). Both received to resounding critical acclaim, tracks such as murder ballad It’s Been Snowing All Winter brought attention to Hannah’s use of dark lyrics, twisted imagery and ethereal melody to earn her a place as one of New Zealand’s celebrated alternative folk writers.
Now based in London, Hannah in the Wars is a new project, the result of working side by side with Roger O’Donnell of The Cure and a handpicked group of musicians. The songs are lyrically robust, emotional narratives – Curwood’s distinctive and powerful voice is accompanied by Telecaster, piano, various synth offerings, delicate string arrangements and the brooding pulse of an orchestral percussionist on the kit.
O’Donnell has supported the band by offering up his country home studio as a recording base, as well as providing guidance with vocal performance, arrangements and his expertise in synth programming.
The resulting 10 songs bring the likes of P J Harvey, Anna Calvi, Sharon Van Etten, Laura Marling and Smog to mind – delicacy entangled with intensity. The album is currently being mixed by Paul Corkett (The Cure, Nick Cave, Bjork) and will be released on 99X10 records in May 2014.
Listen to a preview of the Hannah in the Wars album:
Hannah will be joined by Will Wood and Ivy Rositter
The concert will take place at Cinema 1, limited seats available. Book early to guarantee your comfy seat for this show. Come early for front row seats 🙂
Bar available at The Wall Bar, also serving delicious coffees
Tickets are $15 pre sale from Musicworks (cash sale)
$20 on the door