Thursday, May 7, 2015
"Austria" from Paddy Hanna
Dublin-based Paddy Hanna is a solo artist affiliated with the Popical Island Collective and a member of Grand Pocket Orchestra and Skelocrats (recent review here). As a solo artist, his next release is a two-song single titled "Austria", which will be available on May 11 via Trout Records in digital and limited edition vinyl versions.
The title track is upbeat and melodic, with crooning vocals reminiscent of some of Richard Hawley's recent work. The B-side, "Camaraderie" is a more melancholy tune, with introspective lyrics over beautiful guitar lines. The single is an excellent introduction to a gifted songwriter and performer. Test drive the two songs below.