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Liverpool duo King Hannah are gearing up to release the follow-up to last year’s excellent debut album, “Tell Me Your Mind And I’ll Tell You Mine”. While a new album hasn’t been officially announced yet, they have just shared an excellent new single, “A Well-Made Woman.” Hannah Merrick and Craig Whittle are skillful builders of mood, and here craft layers of smoky atmosphere with simmering guitar lines, clattering drums and Hannah’s low-key, smouldering vocals. “A Well-Made Woman” slinks along familiar path tread by PJ Harvey, Mazzy Star, Portishead, and others — but King Hannah bring their own flair and command of dynamics. It’s a slow-burn stunner.

If you need more fire/heat metaphors, the video for “A Well-Made Woman,” directed by Whittle,

Our brand new single, “A Well-Made Woman,” is OUT NOW!! We’re SO excited for you all to hear what we’ve been working on, and hope you love listening to it as much as we love playing it!!.

King Hannah – 2021 Tour Dates
October 16 – Liverpool, UK @ District
October 20 – Manchester @ YES (Pink Room)
October 21 – Leeds @ Hyde Park Book Club
October 22 – Glasgow @ Broadcast
October 23 – Newcastle @ The Cluny
October 24 – Leicester @ The Cookie
October 25 – Oxford @ Jericho Tavern
October 26 – Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds
October 27 – London @ The Lexington
October 28 – Brighton @ Hope & Ruin
October 29 – Bristol @ The Louisiana

King Hannah’s sound is both soothing in its moods and intoxicating in its rushing soundscapes. Their neon guitar lines and intimate torchlight vocals put the everyday on a pedestal, lifted by melodic licks that swell into dense and swirling atmospheric textures.

Getting excited about new music gets harder with age and I know I dedicated an entire mailout to that topic. But it can still happen and Liverpool’s King Hannah are already one of my favourite new bands of the year, despite having only released two songs so far. Well, to be honest, I already had the chance to listen to their forthcoming debut EP so I can tell you the first tracks are no lucky shot at all. Hannah Merrick and Craig Whittle deliver raw, unfiltered, mellow and heavily old-fashioned indie rock vibes that feel like a grittier version of Mazzy Star. And yes, it might be retro but I think it’s also a bold move to release songs like Meal Deal who are almost eight minutes long.

They don’t care about certain lengths for intros, outro and all that stuff, they like to lose themselves in the music and the hazy and hypnotizing effect it can have. The last two minutes of this new single are a prime example here. They need this moment to unfold their raw beauty. King Hannah are up for greatness, if it’s up to me and I can only hope that this is the start of something bigger. Their debut EP Tell Me Your Mind And I’ll Tell You Mine arrives on November 20 via City Slang.