Great White Lies supporting Hannah Peel
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Hannah Peel - All That Matters
“A great singer and a latter day Delia Derbyshire” The Observer
“A beautiful record – one of the albums of the year” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
“Peel’s new Awake But Always Dreaming album is a sublime electronic opus” **** Q Magazine
“Rich, detailed and beguiling” **** The Irish Times
“Hannah Peel’s new album is an incredible record” The Quietus
“Sonic ravishment. Enchanting” **** Daily Mirror
The Northern Irish artist, singer and electronic composer and member of the The Magnetic North, Hannah Peel released her new solo album ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’ to great acclaim at the end of 2016, with Q Magazine describing the album as a ‘sublime electronic opus’ in their 4 star review.
Voted ‘No.1 Album of the Year’ by Electronic Sound Magazine, ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’ is a record about memory: the luminous and beautiful formation of memories and the devastating loss or slow, insidious damage to the mind. Produced and recorded with long-term collaborator Erland Cooper, with orchestrations by Peel, both in their own, richly analogue studio in Shoreditch, London and at Attica Audio in County Donegal, Ireland.
Ever creatively restless and forward-thinking, she’s been composing a new record with new synth-based, space-age alter-ego Mary Casio – a characteristically experimental piece combining analogue electronics and a 33-piece colliery brass band (it debuted to a sold out Manchester audience in May ’16).
Great White Lies - Sunday Shapes
"Exquiste" - Hot Press
“Lovely stuff...Great energy and inventiveness” –The Late Show, BBC Radio Ulster
“Great White Lies stick in the memory for sharp vocals and lush harmonies….this Derry/ Donegal act are a blast of summer sunshine” – James Hendicott, Golden Plec
“Absolutely brilliant” – Darren Cleary, In Colour, 2XM
Sonically speaking Regina Spektor has dinner with Amy Winehouse and they all grab a cuppa with Frank Zappa; Great White Lies sound resides in the alley on the way back. Choral music, jazz and funky soul, permeate through their inventive sound, peppered with surreal imagery.
From the release of their critically acclaimed debut ep, winning VAI Song of The Year, Great White Lies have grown from strength to strength. Their music has taken them on tours from Derry, Dublin, LA & Canada. Their festival circuit includes, Stendahl, YouBloom as well as appearances on RTE and BBC television and radio.