Funny, was just listening to If You Wait before moving on to Xx when I came across your thread. :)
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Thanks for the tip. I went to youtube and listened to a few tracks. I think she's different, but I didn't like her voice or find it moving. She has an interesting style; a pretty low register, and part of her style seems to be flirting with going off key sometimes. I can see why some people would really like her though.
Yes. London Grammar has been getting a lot of press lately and she has a fine voice. I second Ghosthouse’s Beth Orton recommendation. A couple of my friends in New York are crazy about a band called Cigarettes After Sex. They remind me of the Cowboy junkies and Mazzy Star which is not a bad thing. Here is one of their new singles called "Sweet"
Checked out a few of Beth Orton's and Cigarettes After Sex tracks. I enjoyed them both very much. They did not, IMO, display the same range, distinctiveness and emotion as Hanna. Thanks for the tip as it is always fun to discover and explore new artist of this similar style. Both will get streamed from Tidal often on my system.
Cheers and thanks to all.
Since you like Hanna’s voice from London Grammar, you may also enjoy Sivan Agam on Recycled Soul with husband Todd Mayhew collectively know as The April Maze. Her vocals are more prominently featured on this album. Their later albums feature Todd more prominently and have a different feel than ’Recycled Soul.’
Roxy, I did check out some of the you tube videos and I have to say, I agree with your assessment of the videos. The you tube quality and general lack of live recording quality and no doubt studio embellishment that is missing fails to convey the captivating qualities that the studio recorded music has. If my only exposure to their music was through you tube, I doubt I would have started a post here. Still, I really enjoy their first cd a bit more than their second effort.