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by Paddy Hanna

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    RELEASES ON 25 SEPTEMBER

    Dublin-based songwriter Paddy Hanna’s forthcoming album The Hill. The Hill, will be released on September 25th. The album features Girl Band’s Adam Faulkner and Daniel Fox on Drums & Double Bass, Daniel Fitzpatrick (Badhands, The Mighty Stef) on guitar & Keys and Jill Redmond on Vocals. The record was produced by Daniel Fox and the artwork was designed by Jill Redmond. 

    Paddy explains further about the album – “We lost ourselves on the Hill, Daniel, Daniel, Adam and I. a seemingly endless spell of isolation spent banging sheet metal, rusted hubcaps and blistering our fingers through non stop recording. 

    The Hill is an internal musical about how the past and the present exist at the same time in our minds. It deals with the struggles of mental health, the sometimes difficult search for happiness and the moral conflict of growing up in Catholic Ireland. 

     As a listener I want you to take a seat inside my head, to smell the west cork air, to feel the gravel under your feet. In order to get this we set up ambient mics outside our makeshift studio to capture the natural landscape, we wandered boatyards and an abandoned train station recording old bits of metal we would clang, to give the album a sense of place. Sonically we also wanted to step away from the String sections used on Leafy Stiletto, opting instead to create melodies and tones using vocals and synthesisers. 

    Most importantly however, I just wanted to put the past behind me on this record, I wanted to leave it on the hill. I hope you enjoy my therapy”. 

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Hill via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" White Vinyl with download code and album art t-shirt. Free 48 page dotted A6 notebook with album artwork.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Hill via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Cannibals 03:30
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Nameless 03:33
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My Ladybird 04:41
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Sinatra 03:14
They killed sinatra with a microscope No lives could live before the idle crash I tempt only with a fingertip Cold lines bemoan the summer affluence But if you don’t like it Ill die before the light is leaving One more cry to sow the final oat But if you dont like it Ill die before the light is leaving Once for the title That I loved ever so They claimed the trial was so misleading Lips like Ice clouds over rain storms I take a moment only Samson knows To lie claiming death was by my door But if you don’t like it Ill die before the light is leaving One more cry to sow the final oat But if you dont like it Ill die before the light is leaving Once for the title That I loved ever so
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The Hill 02:10
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Colosseum 04:06

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RELEASES ON 16 OCTOBER

Dublin-based songwriter Paddy Hanna’s forthcoming album The Hill. The Hill, will be released on September 25th. The album features Girl Band’s Adam Faulkner and Daniel Fox on Drums & Double Bass, Daniel Fitzpatrick (Badhands, The Mighty Stef) on guitar & Keys and Jill Redmond on Vocals. The record was produced by Daniel Fox and the artwork was designed by Jill Redmond. 

Paddy explains further about the album – “We lost ourselves on the Hill, Daniel, Daniel, Adam and I. a seemingly endless spell of isolation spent banging sheet metal, rusted hubcaps and blistering our fingers through non stop recording. 

The Hill is an internal musical about how the past and the present exist at the same time in our minds. It deals with the struggles of mental health, the sometimes difficult search for happiness and the moral conflict of growing up in Catholic Ireland. 

 As a listener I want you to take a seat inside my head, to smell the west cork air, to feel the gravel under your feet. In order to get this we set up ambient mics outside our makeshift studio to capture the natural landscape, we wandered boatyards and an abandoned train station recording old bits of metal we would clang, to give the album a sense of place. Sonically we also wanted to step away from the String sections used on Leafy Stiletto, opting instead to create melodies and tones using vocals and synthesisers. 

Most importantly however, I just wanted to put the past behind me on this record, I wanted to leave it on the hill. I hope you enjoy my therapy”. 

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released October 16, 2020

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