In advance of her live performance on the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System stage at WOMAD on Saturday 25 July, the Society of Sound release for this month comes from Hannah Peel.
Hannah Peel first came to recognition in 2010 with her mesmerizing, hand-punched, ‘music box’ EP Rebox (featuring covers of 80’s bands Cocteau Twins, Soft Cell, New Order). Having released her critically lauded solo debut album The Broken Wave a year later, Hannah then formed The Magnetic North, a highly acclaimed collaborative project with Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good The Bad and The Queen, Gorillaz) and Erland Cooper (Erland & The Carnival). The band’s Orkney: Symphony Of The Magnetic North album was a big success in France where the Le Monde newspaper named it as their Number 2 Record Of The Year. Her solo career has continued with the increasingly electronic three track Nailhouse in 2013 and the stunning analogue beauty of Fabricstate EP a year later.
In addition to her increasingly high profile career as a solo artist and producer, the Northern Irish born singer has also composed for TV, film, theatre and dance, winning a 2013 RTS award for the theme to the Channel 4 show Dates, as well as two British arrow awards for her Marie Curie Daffodil advertisement. Hannah Peel’s music has featured on hit TV shows (American Horror Story, Bones, Reign, Ringer and the 2012 movie, Anna Karenina) and advertisements for Dior, Charlotte Tilbury and ITV.
Society of Sound showcases Hannah Peel with a special edition release bringing together the songs from 2014’s Fabricstate EP and a preview of the brand new unheard Rebox 2 EP.
Rebox 2 features four new music box covers (Queen originally by Perfume Genius, Pale Green Ghosts by John Grant, Palace by Wild Beasts and Heaven, How Long by East India Youth) and three new instrumental pieces.