How many times does a busker stop you in your tracks and demand your attention? Well, Hannah Trigwell’s story begins in this unlikely fashion; Leeds-born Hannah has achieved over 2.5 million views on her YouTube channel and she has supported Boyce Avenue, among and attracted attention from Radio 1 Introducing… among others over the past twelve months.
Her first single, Headrush, was released in April 2011 and it’s a beautifully rich statement of intent; ‘stripped back acoustic pop’ will be the label that follows her around if this is anything to go by, she has an engaging voice which can sound delicate and powerful at once.
Not Enough showcases her ability as a vocalist while Break your Fall drips with the pain of the heartbroken and creates a mood that is at once upbeat and yet tragic. Herein lies Trigwell’s talent: less is definitely more and the power of restraint she shows, to avoid the clichés and stick to the basics, is the hallmark of talent and understated quality in my opinion.
Don’t just take my word for it, on the 23rd March 2012, she’s playing at Henry’s Bar in