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Aiken Promotions presents

Thursday 28th January

PADDY HANNA

Aiken Promotions presents

PADDY HANNA

plus guest

ROSA NUTTY

^ Upstairs ^

Tickets priced €12 (inc booking fee) go on sale Friday 6th November at 9am through www.whelanslive.com www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.

Part of the same scene which spawned Girl Band – who he recently supported on their Irish tour – Hanna’s songwriting calls to mind Elvis Costello at his lovesick, literate best, as well as the rickety genre-spanning of Ezra Furman.

His recent single ‘Underprotected’ merges a relentless krautrock beat with complex interlocking guitar lines, not unlike Wilco at their most airborne, with some cheeky “sha-la-la” backing vocals thrown in for good measure. Hanna describes the track as “an ode to self-doubt, a story of embracing worth, while mourning the loss of a sorrow which once defined you,” and his voice – draped in his proudly undisguised Dublin accent – commands the track.

It’s B-side ‘Chocolate and Salt’ shows off all aspects of his voice, veering from gentle Edwyn Collins croon to Tom Waits growl in the space of a sentence. Meanwhile, his unique turn of phrase – “the dusty rug of old world thinking has covered me too long” – mark him as a singular voice amongst his Dublin peers.

A prophetic tale-teller and uncannily perceptive pop talisman, Dublin’s Paddy Hanna is, for us, something of a sub-genre unto himself. A key exponent of Paddyhannaism, week by week, his talents become yet more apparent, not least during a string of dates across the country recently that have coalesced as some kind of Good Word of Irish music and testament to a burgeoning appreciation of an artist who emanates an air of resolution. – The Thin Air

“Blessed with a sharply defined, neatly uplifting chorus and some biting, Elvis Costello style lyrics it’s a neat introduction to a curious talent” – Clash magazine

“One of Ireland’s finest songwriters” – Totally Dublin

“One of Dublin’s most consistently awesome songwriters” – Hot Press

“Bewitching” – The Line Of Best Fit

“Wonderful” – GoldFlakePaint

“Inspiring” – The Irish Times

 

TICKETS

ON SALE FRI 6th NOV, 9AM: €12 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am

  • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Tickets: €12