Liverpool duo announce debut EP ‘Tell Me Your Mind And I'll Tell You Mine’ out November 20th on City Slang and they share new single & video “Meal Deal”.
After recently singing to City Slang, Liverpool duo King Hannah have announced details of their debut EP ‘Tell Me Your Mind And I'll Tell You Mine’, which will be released on November 20th.
The Liverpool band led by the creative force of Hannah Merrick and Craig Whittle have arrived with a debut EP that 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.
With the announcement comes new single “Meal Deal” and an accompanying video. The track sees smoky backroom Americana transposed onto the precarity of finding somewhere to live, as Hannah’s relaxed vocal talks of malnourished spiders in baths and overpriced flats with too many bathrooms.
Speaking on the video Hannah comments:
“We had the pleasure of shooting Meal Deal at the beautiful and iconic Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool, which Craig directed, shot and edited. We wanted to utilise the unique space we had, it’s such an old theatre with all these unsettling green corridors and dark corners, which complement the
moodiness of the song really well.
We also wanted to make it theatrical, and so the stage, spotlights and empty auditorium became a location that the video could build towards, almost like a finale.
Hopefully it has that indie, homemade feel with a touch of drama and suspense.”
Led by Hannah and Craig, the density of their sound comes from the combination of their guitar and vocals with support from Ted White, Jake Lipiec and Olly Gorman. Inspired by the vocals of Mazzy Star and guitars of Kurt Vile, Hannah writes lyrics first thing in the morning and lets her mind spill onto the page, and they contain all the raw vulnerability and mundane reflections of that mental space. This vulnerability is something Hannah feels acutely on stage, but is also what makes their music so magnetic.
"There's nothing pretend about us,"
she says – the grit in their sound and her voice speaks volumes.
"We don't want to sound clean or polished,"
"we want to sound real, and dynamic and authentic."
King Hannah - Tell Me Your Mind and I'll Tell You Mine