Check out these two new live performances from two of the UK’s most exciting and innovative artists – and Selector Radio favourites – Jane Weaver and Hannah Peel. These tracks come to you from Substance Festival at Hull City Hall as part of the Hull City of Culture year in 2017, celebrating the culture and depth of creativity that exists in the north of England. Jane and Hannah were joined by Nadine Shah to talk with DJ Goldierocks about their music for Selector Radio – you can hear the conversation here.
Jane Weaver – Did You See Butterflies
“Straight ahead guitar strums are offset by the walking bass and declamatory percussion that blend with Weaver’s gossamer-like vocals, all underpinned by a mastery of melody.”
– The Quietus
Jane Weaver began her musical career with the bands Kill Laura and later Misty Dixon, however, it’s as a solo artist that she has developed a reputation for writing that is “richly melodic, taut and fat-free … a genuine word-of-mouth hit in a world of overheated hype” and remains an artist who steadfastly knows her own mind. “Did You See Butterflies?” comes from Weaver’s 2017 album, Modern Kosmology, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to The Silver Globe which had critics and fans alike absolutely hooked.
Hannah Peel – Andromeda 31
“Travelling to another dimension is something many musicians and composers try to achieve with their work, but only a few of them have gone as far as Hannah Peel … [this] is one of the best spacecrafts ever built.”
– Loud & Quiet
Born in Craigavon, Northern Ireland and now based in London, Hannah Peel is a songwriter whose work continues to mark her out as one of the UK’s most innovative artists. “Andromeda 31” comes from Hannah Peel’s third album, Mary Casio: Journey To Cassiopeia, which presents a voyage into outer space amongst the instrumentation of analog synthesizers and a brass band. In 2017, she also worked with the British Council in Korea, writing music in response to the architecture of Seoul.
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