Hannah Lou Clark: Women Make Music
Amidst the endless suburban sprawl of the British home counties, Hannah set up a home studio to record her first EP Silent Type using a combination of digital and analogue technology – a 4 track tape machine and her computer. Written and recorded by Hannah whilst living above a Quaker meeting house, her debut EP takes inspiration from the bizarre intensity of the silent worship happening below. Released in November 2014 on Quatre Femmes Records/Gravy Records, the first single Silent Type was premiered on Stereogum and Hannah was lauded by the likes of NME with an early Radar piece, a Clash Mag ‘Introducing’ piece and praise from The Line Of Best Fit and many others, as well as early radio support from John Kennedy, Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson. Guy Garvey also made Silent Type his ‘Record of the Week’ on 6 Music.
Further support continued for Hannah V with her follow up EP It’s Your Love released in April 2016 to great critical acclaim. The lead track featured on Radio X’s evening playlist and was selected as Steve Lamacq’s & Lauren Laverne’s ‘6 Music Recommends’ pick on BBC 6 Music plus spins from Huw Stephens on Radio 1 and continued support from Amazing Radio. The video for It’s Your Love was launched on Vevo‘s platforms and website and Hannah was asked to record a Vevo DSCVR session for the track Cowboy Joe which has been streamed almost 80,000 times.
Hannah once again took to the road to support the release with a hugely successful first headline tour last May and followed this with a packed summer of festivals including Glastonbury, Tramlines, Standon Calling, Boardmasters and Always The Sun, plus a special Record Store Day in Point Ephemere in Paris for Rough Trade. Hannah has since been confirmed for the Vevo stage at Southsea Festival in October and the prestigious Icelandic Airwaves Festival in November. A second headline tour has just been announced for November and with more news to follow on a special upcoming release Hannah is set to end 2016 on an exciting high! The future is without a doubt very bright for Hannah Lou Clark.
“From it’s opening drum machine thud and flicker of guitar to its lullaby like closer ‘My Game’, ‘Silent Type’ is assured and sublime” – NME
“Within 30 seconds of Clark’s solo set starting, the room was silent. Her voice poured over the gentle dissonance suggested by each chord” – The Quietus