New single: ‘Enemies’ – out now
New album: Hannah Georgas – out now
Live at The Great Escape May 2014
Such a bare bones approach only works if each of the elements- voice, lyric and texture- are put to the service of great melodies. This album thrums with the things – Sunday Times Culture Album of The Week
Drop-dead delivery and wiseass lyrics hiding surging depths of emotion, Hannah Georgas is reminiscent of no one so much as the goddess Aimee Mann – Mojo
Elegantly understated yet passionately expressed; a feather cutting through concrete – Notion Magazine
A melancholic slice of electropop, showing off silky Feist-like vocals The Independent
The minimal electronics are a fine backdrop for her lovely voice Evening Standard
What Georgas, as Feist before her, needed was a niche; and from the echoey, pulsing opening of ‘Elephant’ it’s clear that she has found one – The Arts Desk
Vancouverite Hannah Georgas will play at Brighton’s The Great Escape in May 2014, following the release of her new single ‘Enemies’ (out now). 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.
‘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.