Paddy Hanna, Steven Sharpe & The Broke Straight Boys, A.S. Fanning
12 Oct 2017 (20:00)
"Wickedly smart... a softly sweet and catchy little gem" - NME
"One of Ireland's finest songwriters" - Totally Dublin
“An Irish take on a young Richard Hawley” – Q
"Elegant, absorbing stuff" - Loud & Quiet
"Boundless energy and confidence" - DIY
“Bewitching” – The Line Of Best Fit
"Wonderful" - GoldFlakePaint
"Awesome" - Goldenplec
"Awesome" - Joe.ie
Since the release of his debut solo album Leafy Stiletto in 2014, Paddy Hanna has amassed a cult following at home and abroad as a purveyor of oddball melancholic pop music.
Formally of Grand Pocket Orchestra and No Monster Club, Hanna’s debut steered away from his anarchic roots and veered more towards the classic songwriting of the 1970s. through his own veil of disillusionment and sorrow, Stiletto was met with high praise, leading Irish Times reviewer Lauren Murphy to proclaim it “an inspiring debut”
Word of mouth would eventually garner the attention of Conor Cusack, owner of Trout Records, who, in 2015 released a run of singles with Hanna, including Austria, Underprotected and Camaraderie. The tracks cemented his reputation, with Ian Lamont of Totally Dublin calling him “one of Irelands finest songwriters”, They would also break through to the U.K, where he was praised by Q, NME, Clash to name but a few.
2018 will see the release of Hanna’s sophomore album via Strange Brew Records, produced by His new collaborator Daniel Fox. Following on from the Scott Walker Esc pomp of Austria and Underprotected, Fox has added a whole new orchestral element to his music, along with contributions from members of Girl Band, Saint Sister, Tandem Felix, Cian Nugent and the Cosmos and the Trinity Orchestra.
Hanna will be on tour of Irland from October through December accompioned by a live band featuring Adam Faulkner and Daniel Fox (Girl Band), along with guitarist Paddy Ormond (Jetsetter/Postcard Versions).