Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Snail Mail, Julia Jacklin, Angel Olsen, Jaala, Angie McMahon


band members

Hayden Mitt: guitar and backing vocals Charlie Ford: drums Ross Davidson: bass guitar


Unearthed artists we like

Stella Donnelly, Feelds, Jaala, Moaning Lisa, Carla Geneve


Website

Bio

With a gutsy attitude and powerful voice, Tess Hannah’s storytelling hits you on a personal level.

Rocking her signature red electric guitar and funky socks, the mellow Melbournian singer-songwriter started hitting the local scene as a solo artist in her late teens. Since then she has expanded her sound and style with the addition of talented band mates Hayden Mitt (guitarist and backing vocalist), Ross Davidson (bass guitarist) and Charlie Ford (drummer). The four artists met at University, quickly establishing a strong musical and personal connection and still continue to create music together.

Tess Hannah’s work is a raw account of a young woman’s experiences with violence and sexual assault, testified in a frank and unapologetic manner. Although her songs express some universal experiences of intense anger and sadness, Tess also leads you to an empowered place of survival, growth and healing.

With raw lyrical transparency, soul-baring vocals and a gritty sound, Tess Hannah inspires authenticity, truth and ultimate empowerment.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

02 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

after just two songs it's clear that tess has a great ability of shifting gears from the cruisy to the powerful.

after just two songs it's clear that tess has a great ability of shifting gears from the cruisy to the powerful.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

26 Feb 2020

Triple J
35

Impressive from Tess Hannah. The vocal has this weight and maturity to it, rising above this slow burning indie affair.

Impressive from Tess Hannah. The vocal has this weight and maturity to it, rising above this slow burning indie affair.

Review

Review by Lucy Smith Lucy Smith

16 Oct 2019

Triple J
35

This build. You weave an enticing web throughout. "I've got fire in my soul and a long way to go" - get it, keep it up gal.

This build. You weave an enticing web throughout. "I've got fire in my soul and a long way to go" - get it, keep it up gal.