Monday, 22 April 2013

HANA PIRANHA - SINGLE REVIEW

Hana Piranha - Sweetest Thing

Hana Piranha - Sweetest Thing

Release Date: 29th April 2013

I seem to be developing a bit of 'a thing' for talented female singers from New Zealand at the moment. First there was Kimbra and then the awesome Death In Texas but now, well now there is Hana Piranha. Hana intrigues me and, although I'm not totally in love with this debut single, 'Sweetest Thing', the combination of beefy rock riffs, razor sharp violin licks and a drawled, snarly vocal that Juliette Lewis would kill for is not one to be ignored. PJ Harvey, Patti Smith and Garbage are given as obvious and understandable influences but there are tones of the Stooges, Placebo and the  Yeah Yeah Yeahs bursting out of this song too. This isn't the best song I've heard this month but Hana Piranha is definitely one of the most intriguing, beguiling and attention grabbing artists I've had the pleasure to discover this year. And let's face it, no music worth its salt is instantly accessible is it?


Live Dates:

25th April - Hole in the Wall, Colchester
5th May - Indie Noir @ The Rattlesnake, Angel
30th May  - The 12 Bar, Soho
7th June - Foodies Festival, Clapham Common

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