Artist info


Indie, Electronic

Sounds like

band members

Leigh Hannah


Caribou, Seaworthy, Beach House

Unearthed artists we like

Wintercoats , Elizabeth Rose , Bon Chat Bon Rat , Rainbow Chan


The Townhouses is a kaleidoscopic adventure of worldly sounds, viewed through a contemporary lens. The misleading solo project of Melbourne artist Leigh Hannah casts a wide net of influences. The sound is based on Leigh's obsession with Ethnomusicology. He wistfully mixes Tropicalia, Gamelan, African and Ambient soundscapes to create an experimental collage of breezy summer vibes. The Townhouses album, Diaspora will be released this November through Yes Please Records. Highlighting an evolution of sound and mixed by Nick Huggins (Mick Turner, Oscar + Martin, Otouto) the album features collaborations with Italy's Giorgio Tuma (Elefant Records), Guerre, Wintercoats, Rainbow Chan and Felix Weatherbourne. Looking backwards, The Townhouses has just wrapped up a European tour, playing shows all across the continent. This also included supporting Dent May in Paris and performing at Torstrassen Festival in Berlin. Back on home soil he’s supported School of Seven Bells, Toro Y Moi, Sun Araw, Prince Rama, Seaworthy, Pantha Du Prince and many more. He also performed at the 2011/12 Peats Ridge Festival in NSW and has remixed Geoffrey O'Connor, Alpine, Fishing and Guerre.


Review by Kyran Wheatley Kyran Whea...

03 Mar 2014

Triple J

My memory of liv...

My memory of living in townhouses is messy and noisy. This is the opposite of that. Great stuff.

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Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

09 Oct 2013

Triple J

Some languid ind...

Some languid indie-bossa stuff.

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Reviewed by Lachie Balboa Lachie Macara

04 Dec 2012

Triple J

Feel like i'...

Feel like i've ridden a one-way cloud to Blissville and all my superannuation is in check and i'm going to retire here and everything is fine.

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