Words by Peta.
Alternative rock outfit, Hannah Kate have just released their brand new single, ‘Sourdough,’ it’s about being in love, and we’re here for it.
The band have had an exceptionally pivotal year in 2019, supporting headliners, Lime Cordiale, Bad//Dreems and Ali Barter as well as forging a reputation as an indisputable and technically rich live act.
‘Sourdough’ is the second release from the band this year, following ‘Moreland’ in January, and 2018’s ‘Cry July.’ While previous releases from the band are born out of breakups and confusion, ‘Sourdough’s’ tone is adamant and loving.
Front chick, Hannah, describes the togetherness of a romantic relationship without the cheese, breadsticks and hummus. She’s straight up and defiant, ‘I like all that I am, all that I am with you.’
The feels seem to peek in the psychedelic breakdown and crescendo of the bridge comprised of intertwining guitar, a synth solo that slaps and some belter drumming.
Hannah’s vocals have to be celebrated as she moves from a floaty repetitive falsetto to a conversational and earnest state, with the closing line ‘now it’s nice to be alone with you.’
Hannah’s convinced me that it’s pretty cool finding a partner you enjoy being alone with; Eating sourdough, having a chin wag or just doing nothing at all.
The band will be throwing a launch party to commemorate the tune on November 29th at Nighthawks in Collingwood. Joining them will be a crew of all-star supports including Way Shit and Boyparts.
If you like the way the song makes you feel, jump on down. If you’re a single pringle with no one to share sourdough with, maybe you’ll find your Northside champion at the gig - they might have to compete with the stage presence that is Hannah Kate though - tough shit.
All jokes aside, Hannah Kate’s mature sound and sincere storytelling is some of the best in Melbourne right now, do yourself a favour and get around it.
Solid work, team.
Want these rockers to sweep you off your feet? You can book them for your backyard bash or soiree on Muso.