Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Tags

folk


Sounds like

Marika Hackman, Sharon Van Etten, Waxahatchee


band members

Hannah Blackburn - Guitar & Vocals Joe Orton - Lead guitar & Bass Katie Wighton - Backing Vocals & Bass Jarred Young - Drums


Influences

Laura Marling, Cat Power, Waxahatchee


Unearthed artists we like

Angie McMahon, Quivers, David M. Western, Julia Jacklin


Website

Bio

Hannah Blackburn grew up the middle-child, nestled in the suburbs of Australia’s bush capital, Canberra. Recalling mantras such as “you will never sing”, year after year, in Blackburn's attempts at the primary school talent quest. Alongside the schoolyard turmoil, she also completed an 11 year stint at competitive dancing (picture, dance moms), starting at 4 years old. Blackburn didn’t realise that she was planting seeds to eventuate with fruit that bore unrelenting perfectionism, making appearances in her daily routines, and her ever-changing female body.

Using music as a tool to unpick and understand the world she was so deeply rooted in, Hannah has been mapping out her debut album, with the goal to narrate her journey as a woman, navigating both internal and external influences. Expect this personal voyage to suggest musical influence of heroes Margaret Glaspy, Waxahatchee, Orville Peck, War On Drugs, and local lionhearts Quivers, David M. Western, and Mimi Gilbert.

The last 12 months have seen Blackburn with career first’s at BIGSOUND 2019, and a solo 10-date tour of Australia in early 2020. Although COVID-19 put the flow of antedescents to a slamming halt, Hannah didn’t stop moving. Redirecting her plans to record with New York’s Jake Aron (Solange, The Middle Kids, Snail Mail), Blackburn has utilised her isolation time to push her writing to the next level, and acquired home-recording skills to cultivate her debut album.

he band and those involved in the making of I'm Fine are proud for this release, and encourage creative feedback from her listeners.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

09 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

Damn this is a good song. I'm not at all surprised given that Hannah Blackburn wrote it. There's this hardened exterior covering up some crumbling emotional infrastructure within.

Damn this is a good song. I'm not at all surprised given that Hannah Blackburn wrote it. There's this hardened exterior covering up some crumbling emotional infrastructure within.

Review

Review by Erica Mallett Erica Mallett

04 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

it's not often that a song can have such a long build and still manage to hold my attention the whole time! and when that build came to the release around 1.50, my heart was truly there with you!

it's not often that a song can have such a long build and still manage to hold my attention the whole time! and when that build came to the release around 1.50, my heart was truly there with you!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

03 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

i feel like i'm sitting in a candelit room listening to hannah spill her mind and i never want to leave.

i feel like i'm sitting in a candelit room listening to hannah spill her mind and i never want to leave.