Snotty, bad attitude electrified pop from Hannah Lou Clark. Confrontational lyrics are matched with cheap drum machines and a tight, repetitive band. This is really simple, direct and effectively gloomy songwriting enriched by Clark’s sharp voice and subtle harmonies. Vinyl 7” out on Gravy.
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- Silent Type by Hannah Lou Clark
This is an interesting record. There are interesting records out this week despite it being the ultimate marketing week of the year. Music still wins out eh? We hope so. If you are searching for a new PJ Harvey we might have found one for ya. There are three songs here, all of which suggest that Ms Clark might slap you pretty hard across the face if you say something like “its nice to see you little ladies up on the stage - you are not just a pretty face etc”. Not that we would you understand. Its reminding me a lot of the Angel Olsen record that I wasn’t much of a fan of. I like this more.
Opener ‘Silent Type’ is dead lopsided starting with pitch shifted bass and drum machine before emerging into something Kim Deal might do. You know how her songs seem to be written sideways? That sort of thing. ‘Kids in Heat’ is more straightforward more early Liz Phair singer songwriter style. ‘My Game’ is a further exploration of the lo-fi female troubadour thing - everythings on the edge of falling apart with Poundland guitars and drum machines underpinning her dark and confessional tales. Three good tracks and one to watch for 2015.
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