Dublin songsmith Paddy Hanna has returned with his first new music since 2015.
‘Bad Boys’ sees Hanna continuing to move from the bockety-pop mastery of his 2014 LP Leafy Stiletto into the realm of textured balladry that defined more recent singles ‘Austria’ and ‘Underprotected’. There are nods to Roy Orbison in his now staple croon and similarities to be found with the likes Kurt Vile and Boxer era The National in the encapsulating strings and horns that decorate the track.
Hanna’s knack for engrossing, infectious song-craft is on full display here and with more new music at the end of the month you would be remiss to sleep on this one. We’re going to have it on repeat all day.