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“If I were to stumble across a siren and they sang this to me, I’d follow them into the cold ocean depths without hesitation” - BBC Introducing

‘ Under the Static ’ is the new single from indie/folk musician Hannah Ashcroft.

With electric guitars, synths and a vintage rotary telephone, ‘Under The Static’ was recorded at Pinhole Sound Studio in Manchester. The release is from a body of new material following a period of experimentation and features members of The Travelling Band and BC Camplight .

“The track is an ode to social anxiety. When everyday situations render you so speechless, your presence simply goes unnoticed or is misconstrued as aloof. I wanted to create tension within the instrumentation while the lyrics reflect a kind of internal dialogue, a sense of helplessness and a struggle to be heard above the noise.” -Hannah Ashcroft

Classics graduate and self taught guitarist, Hannah Ashcroft creates distinctive, self produced indie folk. With influences from John Martyn to St Vincent, she effortlessly blends her unique guitar style with lyrics inspired by the likes of Ovid and Murakami.

Her music has attracted the attention of Tom Robinson on BBC6 Music , BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio , while earning praise from Folk Radio UK , Ear to The Ground and Fresh on the Net. ‘ Downfall ’, an ambient collaboration written with experimental artist Marlene Ribeiro (Gnod/Negra Branca) was also debuted by Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC6 Music Recommends .

Last year, she was selected to collaborate with Mercury nominated artist Beth Orton, as part of music charity Brighter Sound ’s gender equality initiative Both Sides Now . She was then invited to perform and take part in a panel discussion for Unheard Voices , a gender equality conference at EU Parliament in Brussels.

From desert roadhouses to boutique festivals, she has toured and busked her way across the UK, Europe and Australia and has since performed at Walton Folk Festiva l, Manchester International Festival and Dot to Dot Festiva l.

“Underpinning all the songs is Hannah’s assured finger-picking guitar style with sympathetic accompaniment, and some fine melodies.” – Folk Radio UK

“If a solid lead vocal is what you seek, look no further than Hannah Ashcroft” – Ear to the Ground

“It is the ability to combine beat and intricate guitar which makes Ashcroft’s indie-folk sound so rewarding.” – Bitter Sweet Symphonies

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