Open House Festival: Hannah Peel
Northern Irish born, Yorkshire raised, Hannah Peel first came to recognition in 2010 with her debut release, Re-Box, a four track EP that re-imagined songs by artists such as New Order and Cocteau Twins, all played on a music box that she made herself. NME gave it 8/10 and said “to pair such intimate melancholy with ambition like this is no small feat.” The Broken Wave, her debut album followed in 2011.
It was through these solo records that she met two influential musicians who she collaborated with as The Magnetic North – Simon Tong (The Verve, Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad & The Queen) and Erland Cooper (Erland & The Carnival). The result was the trio’s triumphant 2012 Orkney: Symphony Of The Magnetic North album.
Hannah’s experience of scoring brass and string arrangements and her collaborations with acclaimed electronic legend John Foxx have all helped to shape her special and unique sound. With her music already featured in the acclaimed short film ‘The great hip hop hoax’, her new song Chloe just bagged a Royal Television award.
Her new EP ‘Fabricstate‘ is out now. Welcome home Hannah. We sent our photographer Paul Woods down to capture her performing at The Green Room in the Black Box, Belfast, as part of the annual Open House Festival.