Welcome To The Batlands, the debut album from Northern Irish artist Ethan Hanna, will be released on Tin Man Heart records from 5 October 2018.
The album has been several years in the making as Hanna honed his craft performing across Northern Ireland and comes after the successful release of debut single ‘Perfect’ in July 2018 which achieved radio airplay on three continents.
Welcome To The Batlands is the first instalment of Hanna’s ambitious Batlands Project, which will feature visuals, artwork, written pieces and music.
Recorded at Millbank Studios in Hanna’s hometown of Lisburn, Welcome To The Batlands fuses traditional Americana with evocative imagery and storytelling. Hanna tackles love, loss, relationships and politics across Welcome To The Batlands’ twelve tracks, using his unique voice to weld the themes together.
Welcome To The Batlands will be released alongside a short tour of Ireland alongside Northern Irish artist Sonja Sleator, and marked with a launch party on 6 October in Belfast. Tickets for the album launch party are available from www.tmhmusic.com
Ethan Hanna doesn’t have a website but he’s going to need one soon.
‘Perfect’ – the first single from Welcome To The Batlands:
21st September – Fibber Magee’s, Dublin *
22nd September – Fealty’s Back Bar, Bangor
23rd September – Dicey’s, Strabane *
25th September – Acoustic Club, Charlie Malone’s, Limerick *
26th September – The Secret Garden, Galway *
27th September – The Purple Sessions, Boyle’s of Slane *
6th October – The Pavilion, Belfast **
* with Sonja Sleator
** full band with Sonja Sleator and John Andrews