Enemies by Hannah Georgas (Review)

Hannah Georgas – tour dates and new single ‘Enemies’ (released on Feb. 10)

Vancouverite Hannah Georgas will support City and Colour on his upcoming nine-date UK tour, including London Hammersmith Apollo on 31 January, 2014, ahead of her new single Enemies, to be released on 10 February. The live shows come off the back of the UK release of Georgas’ new album Hannah Georgas (out now on Dine Alone Records), which picked up press plaudits from the likes of Sunday Times Culture, Mojo and Notion upon its release in November 2013, in addition to Polaris Prize & JUNO nominations (Songwriter of The Year and Alternative Album of The Year) in Georgas’ native Canada. Recorded with Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh, the self-titled album is the follow up to Georgas’ 2010 release This Is Good which also picked up JUNO nominations for Songwriter of The Year and Best New Artist, and a long-list for the Canadian Polaris Music Prize.

Enemies by Hannah Georgas Review

Review of Enemies by Hannah Georgas

‘I want to press reset’ sings Hannah Georgas on the track Robotic– and in a way, she’s done just that. A few years ago, when Georgas was first toting her guitar amidst the Vancouver music scene, she was known for her acoustic leanings. Then, the more intricate production backing the luscious vocals of her nascent recordings led to comparisons to Canada’s most favoured musical export, Feist. But, with Hannah Georgas – heavy on the electronics, but not the electronica- Georgas has found a new means of re-wiring her essentially singer/songwriter sensibility into complex studio soundscapes. Key to this evolution in Hannah’s sound was the heavy involvement of Graham Walsh, member of Toronto electronica mavericks Holy Fuck, and certified production whizz. Walsh’s magpie approach to programmed sounds forged the eclectic framework to support Georgas’ tunes; “We wanted to make a record where these sounds could come to life and be recreated in a live setting” says Hannah. “I came to Graham with my guitar, and he brought his OP-1, Moog, other synths and pedals, and we jammed, sitting in a room together for almost 3 weeks doing pre-production. Graham was like a scientist, creating incredible sounds on his instruments”.

Like all of Hannah’s music the vocals on Enemies don’t hide but rather shine out from the nicely produced and clean backing.  Whilst you cant miss the influence from Feist she has a very unique tone and approach to her music that makes her very special and this single is no exception.  Her liquid tones spill across this track and underline why she is creating so much interest at the moment.

If you want to hear more then there are a few dates in the UK coming up that you can still catch if you’re quick.

Live with City and Colour
21 January NEWCASTLE 02 Academy
25 January LEEDS 02 Academy
26 January GLASGOW 02 Academy
28 January MANCHESTER Apollo
30 January BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
31 January LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
1 February NORWICH Norwich Nick Ryans
3 February BOURNEMOUTH 02 Academy
4 February BRIGHTON Dome

By Doug Duffin

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