Hannah in the Wars combine savage Gretsch tone with layers of sensual, nymphic harmonies, creative standing drum kit use and a string section worthy of a Hitchcock movie. Songwriter Hannah Curwood wields her unique and beautiful voice with power and grace à la PJ Harvey, navigating her way through ethereal melody and vivid imagery to produce emotional alt-folk narratives. An unusual combination of artist and vet nurse, Hannah's love of animals and the Antipodean landscape she inhabited as a child is evident in song titles such as Watch the Dog Grow Old Together and The Hunter. Currently working with Roger 'O Donnell of The Cure, the band are releasing their UK debut in April 2015 on O'Donnell's own label, 99X/10 (www.99timesoutof10.com).
Playing the first set after their sold out one-off show at the Boundary, Hannah in the Wars will be joined for an early Autumn Sunday evening show by folk artist Fiona McMartin and touring NZ songwriter Will Wood.
Will Wood is a solo artist hailing from New Zealand whose influences run a timeline from early country/roots artists like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger through to Johnny Cash and Townes van Zandt and right up to more modern acts like Ryan Adams and Justin Townes Earle. He is currently touring his debut LP 'Broken Man' throughout Europe, and in the past has toured with acts like The Handsome Family, Frank Turner, and Wagons.
Fiona McMartin is in possession of a voice of formidable power and beauty. Her gorgeous americana-folk songs will captivate you and her banter will have you in stitches. Don't say we didn't warn you.