LOVELL, lovell band, Hannah Lovell, lovellsongs

Velvety and surreal punk-folk, with good enunciation.

Lovell are a lo-fi alt-pop grunge punk-folk duo based in North London. Lovell consists of singer-songwriter Hannah Lovell on vocals and guitar, with Kid Kirby on drums, vocals and clarinet.

"Almost every musical artist the world over would likely claim to be bringing something unique and fresh to the saturated sphere of contemporary music. When you’re testing out the floor toms in the studio drum cupboard to hear which sounds most medieval, you can probably begin to stake a claim to originality. When your lyrical themes left turn from synthetic fibres, to witches from the Middle Ages, to subatomic particles, you may have a point.

 

LOVELL (rhymes with shovel) is the musical project of guitarist, singer-songwriter Hannah Lovell, and drummer, clarinetist and co-arranger @kidkirbymusic. Musically, it’s an inventive and effortless combination of brazen grunge and garage rock, tight pop-punk harmonies, and folk and acoustic stylings; lyrically, it’s everywhere.

 

Those with reservations regarding whether songs about quantum mechanics and historical badasses make catchy tunes will have their doubts squashed within moments of Lovell’s opener, “Polyester”. This is an ear worm of the highest order, and when the next track on the setlist is called “Medieval Bitch”, you know there’s no letting up after that."

Backlight Sessions

"Minimalist lo-fi punk vibe with cool acoustic grooves and witty but weird songs about sleazy dreams and domestic chores. Hints of Violent Femmes and The Roches but Lovell are unique and brilliant. We love Lovell and Clerkenwell ArtsLab audiences - who have great taste - love Lovell too."

The Clerkenwell ARTSlab

"Hannah Lovell writes distinctly original and playfully poetic songs that are equal parts melodious, humorous, evocative and seductive... with a surrealistic twist, where The Wizard Of Oz meets The Wicker Man. Whether it’s playing ping pong with a president, giving fashion tips to Sting, telling tales of travelling tattoo artists or singing spice-slicing recipe reveries, hers is a delectably inventive mix of parsley, sage advice, road safety and wild times!”

Sad House Daddy

"Hannah's ironic twist to the poetical voice of traditional folk is a welcome and inspiring incorporation to the London Alternative Folk Contemporary scene. Strong and dominant vocals and beautifully entwined guitar work, making her a joy to experience live and in recordings."

The Lantern Society

Lovell has been described as: "Touches of Richard Dawson, PJ Harvey, Nirvana" "Each song is its own world""Poetic and feminine voice with punk and metal riffs underneath""Deadpan humour and satire" "Marianne Faithful meets Sylvia Plath meets Baby from Dirty Dancing","The Pixies meets Waitrose meets The Bronze from Buffy the Vampire Slayer".