Hannah’s Little Sister release debut EP

By November 20, 2020 Culture, News

Ramshackle Liverpool art-rock quartet Hannah’s Little Sister release debut EP ‘EP.mp3’ today via Heist or Hit (Her’sPizzagirlBrad Stank).

Skittish rhythms teetering on the precipice, psychotic Jack-in-the-box synths and manic, yelped vocals are the chief ingredients of the psychedelic stew – dished out over 5 chaotic courses.

Opener ‘Bin Mouth’ sets out a combative stall in this vein; ‘Payday Junkie’ is a spluttering, fuzz-laden behemoth channelling Pixies-esque loud-and-quiet dynamics. ‘Chew’ brings together twee-pop and Latin inflected riffage, before aptly named following track ‘Gum’ is where the 80s-children-show vibes veer seriously off-script, in the best way possible. This clears the decks for colossal closer ‘Anywhere’. Instilling a false sense of security with its near saccharine opening, the track proceeds to blast your head-off as it descends into a rehearsal space freak-out.

Whilst the zany visuals, dress up couture, sketchball storylines and freakadelic artwork exude a space cadet vibe, the band themselves are very self-aware, and laser focused on tackling the issues that are important to them. The surreal world they’ve built is used as a way of sending up the music industry, as well as establishment, corporate structures.

Their unique sound was aided in achievement by rising producer Saam Jafarzadeh, also responsible for helping to build the transportive sonic worlds of fellow Merseysiders Her’s and Brad Stank. The tunes they’ve concocted together have earned acclaim from StereogumDIY MagazineBrooklyn VeganUnder The RadarClashDORK Magazine and more, to build on historical support from The Guardian and The Line of Best Fit.

EP.mp3’, the debut EP from Hannah’s Little Sister, is out now via Heist or Hit.

They are Meg Grooters (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, the colour Green), Will Brown (Drums, Ciggies), Nina Himmelreich (Bass, Vocals, German) and Ashley Snook (Guitar, Vocals, Gossip).