Since the release of his debut solo album Leafy Stiletto in 2014, Dublin musician Paddy Hanna has amassed a cult following at home and abroad as a purveyor of oddball melancholic pop music. Formerly 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. 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 and would go on to break through to the U.K., where he has been praised by NME and Clash to name but a few.
“Wickedly smart… a softly sweet and catchy little gem” – NME
2018 will see the release of Hanna’s sophomore album via Strange Brew Records, produced by his new collaborator Daniel Fox. Hanna has added a whole new orchestral element to his music, along with contributions from members of Girl Band, Saint Sister and the Trinity Orchestra.
Body&Soul 2018 lineup
Fever Ray / Chronixx / Jon Hopkins (Live) / Baxter Dury / James Holden & The Animal Spirits / Shamir / Son Lux / Susanne Sundfør / Tank and The Bangas / Shame / Reykjavíkurdætur / Saint Sister / Lankum / Daithí / Gus Dapperton / Smerz / David Keenan / ROE / Bearcubs / Gundelach / Paddy Hanna / Slow Place Like Home / Kendy Gable / & More to Come