“One of the great English voices…” is how the late veteran broadcaster John Peel of BBC Radio 1 described the Berlin-based British talent that is Lianne Hall.
Her new album – ‘The Caretaker’ – is a further essay in spine-tingling intimacy, weaving folk influences into electronic soundscapes.
Lianne’s affecting songs are as frank and personal as ever, her voice a stand-out presence and our gentle if firm-handed guide into and out off her world in these latest ten pieces.
Its genesis resides in the summer of 2015, when Hall teamed up with Alexander Paulick, of the band Kreidler, to shape a collection of demos into a new album.
In a short space of time Alex had recruited a stellar cast of Berlin musicians for the sessions and enlisted Guy Sternberg of Lowswing Studio to record and co-produce.
In three days the entire album was recorded directly to analogue tape. Each song was played live, without unnecessary clutter and with plenty of atmosphere.
While her sound may be largely country-esque and folk-inspired, Lianne’s soul is built on a punk rock foundation.
In the late nineties, she toured Europe extensively and released records with Witchknot, a politicised, experimental all female punk band with a significantly DIY attitude and open-minded approach to making music.
Lianne has since self released a number of solo singles and mini-albums and recorded five sessions for John Peel’s BBC radio show, including a live Christmas special at his home, Peel Acres.
The Caretaker is released February 24th on Market Square via Proper Music Distribution.
Issued January 2017 on behalf of MARKET SQUARE MUSIC LTD www.marketsquaremusic.com