Liverpool based, King Hannah have stormed the scene with an incredible debut track titled, ‘Crème Brûlée’, released on May 24th. This lo-fi, shoegaze quartet made up of Hannah Merrick (Vocalist, songwriter & rhythm guitarist), Craig Whittle (Guitarist), Dylan Gorman (Bassist) and Jake Lipiec (Drummer) have managed to take a beloved dessert and elevate it to epic heights. I can understand the love of a good Crème Brûlée since I too love this dessert so very much. With Hannah Merrick’s dreamy and intense vocals and the incredible richness of the instrumentation, this track only leaves the listener wanting to hear more from this band.
We thought it was about time we found out more about what makes the band tick, so we asked them to pick the three albums that have influenced their music.
Radiohead – In Rainbows (Hannah’s selection)
It’s Nude that first got me into Radiohead, up until then I only knew their hits. I love absolutely everything about this album from their weird time signatures to bass lines, its warmth and detail and how each track has it’s own groove and pattern. They’re musical geniuses in my eyes, I have no idea how they do it!
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Hannah’s selection)
This album didn’t really have much of an influence on our single ‘Crème Brûlée’ I don’t think, but Courtney Barnett has definitely had an influence as a whole. It’s the silkiness of her voice and her writing style that I love the most. Sentences flow into one another and she sings about the boring parts of life, but somehow makes them interesting. Her songs feel like little stories, they start and then they end and this album’s full of that.
Neil Young – On the Beach (Craig’s (Guitarist!) selection)
It’s sad, sparse, angry, loud, quiet and cynical. It’s everything music should be; rough and unpolished and goes on forever. It’s a hazy masterpiece.