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
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
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.