Hannah in the Wars

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Hannah in the Wars - Alternative Live Act in London

Hannah in the Wars Short Info

Songwriter Hannah Curwood originates from the stark, remote region of Central Otago in New Zealand. Now based in London, Hannah has embarked on a new project, working side by side with Roger O'Donnell of The Cure and a handpicked group of musicians to breathe life into her latest body of work. O'Donnell has supported the band by offering up his country home as a recording base, as well as providing guidance with vocal performance, arrangements and his expertise in synth programming.

The band play a beguiling cocktail of Gretsch, double bass, violin and seraphic vocal layering. Curwood wields her unique and beautiful voice with power and grace, navigating her way through ethereal melody and vivid imagery to produce visceral alt-folk narratives.

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 in April 2015 on O'Donnell's own label 99X/10 (www.99timesoutof10).

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 (www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuQK7Z_9Cuc) 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 writers.

Songwriter Hannah Curwood originates from the stark, remote region of Central Otago in New Zealand. Now based in London, Hannah has embarked on a new project, working side by side with Roger O'Donnell of The Cure and a handpicked group of musicians to breathe life into her latest body of work. O'Donnell has supported the band by offering up his country home as a recording base, as well as providing guidance with vocal performance, arrangements and his expertise in synth programming.

The band play a beguiling cocktail of Gretsch, double bass, violin and seraphic vocal layering. Curwood wields her unique and beautiful voice with power and...

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Origin

  • London GB

Members

  • Hannah Curwood Vocalist/Guitarist
  • Lachlan Radford Double bass player
  • Claire Wackrow Violinist/Vocalist
  • Fiona McMartin Drummer/Vocalist