HANNAH’S LITTLE SISTER
Release debut EP ‘EP.mp3’ via Heist or Hit
Ramshackle Liverpool art-rock quartet Hannah’s Little Sister release debut EP ‘EP.mp3’ out now via Heist or Hit (Her’s, Pizzagirl, Brad Stank).
Skittish rhythms teetering on the precipice, psychotic Jack-in-the-box synths and manic, yelped vocals are the chief ingredients of the psychedelic stew – dished out over 5 chaotic courses.
Opener ‘Bin Mouth’ sets out a combative stall in this vein; ‘Payday Junkie’ is a spluttering, fuzz-laden behemoth channelling Pixies-esque loud-and-quiet dynamics. ‘Chew’ brings together twee-pop and Latin inflected riffage, before aptly named following track ‘Gum’ is where the 80s-children-show vibes veer seriously off-script, in the best way possible. This clears the decks for colossal closer ‘Anywhere’. Instilling a false sense of security with its near saccharine opening, the track proceeds to blast your head-off as it descends into a rehearsal space freak-out.
Whilst the zany visuals, dress up couture, sketchball storylines and freakadelic artwork exude a space cadet vibe, the band themselves are very self-aware, and laser focused on tackling the issues that are important to them. The surreal world they’ve built is used as a way of sending up the music industry, as well as establishment, corporate structures.
Their unique sound was aided in achievement by rising producer Saam Jafarzadeh, also responsible for helping to build the transportive sonic worlds of fellow Merseysiders Her’s and Brad Stank. The tunes they’ve concocted together have earned acclaim from Stereogum, DIY Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, Under The Radar, Clash, DORK Magazine and more, to build on historical support from The Guardian and The Line of Best Fit.
‘EP.mp3’ is easily one of the most vibrant, fun and immersive records. This record’s energy exudes this absolutely addictive appeal. Hannah’s Little Sister are the perfect experimental pop outfit. They’ve created this dynamic record that flitters between rapid hard-hitting energy to softer swooning orchestrations. Every track showcases the band’s ability to provide completely compelling arrangements that are unique, fun, and alluring. Hannah’s Little Sister take the best from so many genres and make something they can call their own- they defy boundaries, their passion shines throughout. This infectious and exhilarating exploration is destined to lift the audience, let this record consume you.
The debut EP from Hannah’s Little Sister, is out now via Heist or Hit.
They are Meg Grooters (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, the colour Green), Will Brown (Drums, Ciggies), Nina Himmelreich (Bass, Vocals, German) and Ashley Snook (Guitar, Vocals, Gossip).