Hannah Epperson

Hannah Epperson

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
DuoAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Owen Pallett and Andrew Bird virtually own the violin looper game, but Hannah Epperson fits in right beside them. Her songs vibrate with energy and momentum, adding a textured urgency to the old soul lyrics and hushed vocals that crack right through the hardest heart.

Biography

Armed with only her violin, loop pedal and voice, singer/songwriter Hannah Epperson is quietly rising in Western Canada's music scene as a wild talent from Vancouver's rising tide of indie artists. With just a 5 track home-recorded, self-released EP to her name, Hannah's emergence as one of Canada's 'top artists to watch in 2013' (CBC Radio) has been driven by word-of-mouth praise for her unguarded and deeply intimate solo performance.

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Hannah found a new home in Vancouver in 2002, where she was soon collaborating with highly acclaimed independent musicians across the city. However, it wasn't until a year-long hiatus from her studies at UBC that she began developing her solo project, experimenting with a loop pedal and her violin under derelict bridges in Berlin. Making music was always - and still is - the mortar that holds together a series of discrete but hugely important elements in my life, Hannah muses, academics, sports, community, relationships... cartography.

Since graduating with a degree in Human Geography in 2012, Hannah has given herself over to a rapidly advancing music career, sharing stages with acts like Royal Canoe, The Zolas, Aidan Knight and Shane Koyczan. Hannah is now working closely with Vancouver-based producer/musician Ajay Bhattacharyya (Data Romance) on a series of tracks which feature Hannah's loop-pedal beds of strings and airy vocals, but are underpinned by Ajay's dark electronic signature and tastefully restrained production. Hannah tours with experimental orchestral-folk band Morlove on their Western and Eastern Canada in April and May, and looks forward to releasing two singles in early June before touring across Canada with We Are The City.

Lyrics

murder of crows

Written By: hannah epperson

sing me a bird song, it's an unfamiliar sound
measure by measure, bury carcasses underground

a murder of crows floods the city
they're violently voyaging home
a murder of crows overhead now
cast shadows when you're all alone

send him a love note, there's a chance he'll write you back
pixel by pixel, displaced atoms of love fill the gap

a murder of crows floods the city
they're violently voyaging home
a murder of crows overhead now
cast shadows when you're all alone

tell her the story of the bird that never dies
your story's the wingspan of a blackbird set to fly

a murder of crows floods the city
they're violently voyaging home
a murder of crows overhead now
cast shadows when you're all alone

we will host a party

Written By: hannah epperson

take the water from the desert
bring it to the city
put it in the fountains
don't deny you're robbing
other people of tomorrow's bounty
fuck the world so we can host another party.

fly another helicopter
cover up the mudslides
god forbid the world
should see us as we are
the gutters shouting out
tomorrow's headlines
stop the publications
it will be our ruin.

Discography

Home Batch EP (2011)