Hannah Curwood & The Good Girls

Hannah Curwood & The Good Girls

 London, England, GBR
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Slowdive folk-pop with a dark edge. Curwood's ethereal voice is accompanied by an all female band, who blend fierce electric guitar, strings, orchestral percussion and a plethora of backing vocals. "She is real, she is amazing' Fleur Jack, RIP IT UP magazine, Oct 2009

Biography

"Curwood's distinctive voice and poetic songwriting put her
debut ahead of the folky pack"
- Steve Kerr, Sunday Star Times

Hannah Curwood plays delicate slowdive folk-pop. An obsession with Burt Bacharach and 60’s style backing vocals is melded with the black poetry of Nick Cave and eclectic beauty of Kate Bush to produce something entirely unique. A dynamic musical force, she writes lyrical pop with a dark edge, weaving a balance between dulcet melodies and twisted imagery. Hannah’s ethereal voicetells her stories in a starkly beautiful hushed whisper…

Live, Curwood performs with an all female lineup in The Good Girls. Fuzzy electric guitar blends with four sultry and finely crafted vocals; the extra layers of piano and violin work with their orchestral percussionist’s delicate but driven lines to create a live atmosphere that is simultaneously foot shuffling and spine tingling.

Hannah Curwood & The Good Girls are currently in preproduction for an album showcasing Curwood’s latest concepts, marking her departure from previous acoustic based material into the realm of ‘electric lady land’; showcasing her continual development as a cerebral crafter of visceral, lyrical lady pop. Roger O Donnell of The Cure will be joining The Good Girls in the studio to offer a producer's guiding hand. The Good Girls are excited...

Hannah has two previous releases in her native New Zealand; both of which were received to resounding critical acclaim and local radio success. Hannah is also in high demand as a backing vocalist - her striking voice has graced recordings by Dimmer, The Checks, Paul Mclaney, Jen Cloher and The Erica Miller Experience

Listen to demos for the upcoming record from Hannah Curwood & The Good Girls on Hannah’s Soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/hannah-curwood

‘Winter Waltz’ (from recent Blind Love EP): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INANK6TScew&feature=youtu.be

or a live pre-show recording July 2010: http://brixtonsessions.com/hannah-curwood-019/

Lyrics

Sweet Release

Written By: Hannah Curwood

We got a good life, we got a good life
I know
And we've seen the sun shine, we've seen the sun shine
For a year or so

Show me the way to a higher plane
Touch with intent
This sweet release is ooooooooooh
uh uh uh uhhhhhhhhh uh uh

Just one kiss, just one kiss
Is all it took
To awaken a part of me I'd given up
For dead

Show me the way to a higher plane
Touch with intent
This sweet release is ooooooooooh
uh uh uh uhhhhhhhhh uh uh

Will we fall, will we fall
Or just give up, just give up
Will we fall, will we fall
Or just give up, just give up

Show me the way to a higher plane
Touch with intent
This sweet release is ooooooooooh
uh uh uh uhhhhhhhhh uh uh

Discography

First album "Sky Above Horse Below" released July 2007.
-"Breathe" #5 in KiwiFM Top 10 chart
- "Breathe" #5 in 4Zzz's chart of 'The NZ Show'
- "Ride Easy" #6 in Radio 1 Top 11

Second record "The Blind Love E.P released August 2009.
- "Winter Waltz" in Radio Active's most played tracks for August 2009
- "Blind Love" in Radio 1 A rotation
- Record of the week on KiwiFM's 'Indie. Alternative. New' show.
- "Shining" played live on 'Sunrise' breakfast TV show

Both records received significant airplay on university radio stations across New Zealand, as well as Radio New Zealand and Kiwi FM.

Set List

Rear View Mirror Baby
Burning Through The Night
Infidel
Watch The Dog
Only Wanna Be Where You Are
Sweet Release
Lay Your Hands
The Hunter
Dead Desire
Ride Easy
Winter Waltz
It's Been Snowing All Winter
Shining
Watertank
Blind Love

Set runs from 45 mins - 1.5 hours, depending on requirements.