CMU Approved

Approved: Hana

By | Published on Tuesday 23 February 2016


After several years of writing and relentlessly touring music that she wasn’t entirely happy with, a couple of years ago Hana Pestle took a moment to re-evaluate where her career was going – a story she recounts in this enlightening interview with Fader. This – along with meeting Blood Diamonds and Grimes – proved to be a pivotal moment.

Co-produced by Blood Diamonds, ‘Clay’, the lead track from her debut EP ‘Hana’, which is out on 25 Mar, may already be familiar. Originally released on SoundCloud last May, it received a boost when Pestle was touring as a member of Grimes’s band, when Grimes was supporting Lana Del Rey. Grimes gave up a few minutes of her stage time for Hana to perform the song, then the pair cut together a video using footage from the shows.

You’ll be able to catch Hana supporting Grimes on her upcoming UK tour, as well as playing two headline shows in London at The Old Blue Last on 17 Mar and The Waiting Room on 18 Mar. Check out another track from the EP, ‘Avalanche’, here, and the new video for ‘Clay’ here:

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