Fusing blue collar Americana with whispered vocals and heart gripping lyrics, Ethan Hanna is a compelling listen. Writing about loves lost and found, family and growing up in Northern Ireland Hanna enthrals audiences with brutal honesty and a stinging vulnerability. Hanna released his debut album Welcome To The Batlands in 2018 on Tin Man Heart records. The first collection of songs from his developing Batlands Project, it's an ode to not being able to sleep and has been described as a superb debut.
Hotpress: "An absorbing listen."
Rocking Magpie: "Ethan Hanna proudly treads his very own path here...a classic of its genre perhaps."
Folking.com: "A superb debut album. Spend some time with Ethan Hanna’s record and you’ll love it."
Americana-UK: "With a voice that blends Springsteen and Waits, you couldn’t say this is a cheerful record. Cheerful is hugely overrated anyway; it’s for the weak minded."
Bayview Sounds: "Moody, atmospheric, brilliant, sad and happy. It is steeped in intrigue and demands further listens."
GiggingNI: "It’s melancholic, but not sad. Hanna’s distinct voice texturizes each track, thus driving home these wistful reflections...Think Damien Rice meets Tom Waits."
Chordblossom: "Filled with dark, grungy emotion and elements of escapism...It walks the line of excessive and muted impeccably and is fresh from the first to last second."
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