“Brighton band HANYA are back with their all-consuming, addictive offering “Texas”. Diving deeper into their eclectic and celestial sounds the genre-defining new single is drenched in sublime shoegaze while still allowing for emotive and thought-provoking storytelling.” The Line of Best Fit
‘At times it feels like fate that they should be releasing songs of this quality, and to quote EP opener ‘Dream Wife’, the music she has created is “introspective and secure”.’ The Quietus
Making their ascent from Brighton’s thriving talent pool, indie upcomers HANYA continue to show us they have a lot to offer.
Named after the hannya mask traditionally worn in Noh theatre, the group was originally constructed by guitarist and vocalist Heather exploring the many faces of a female psyche; later the fully-formed collective emerged, recruiting three friends with impressive musical backgrounds to assemble the dreampop quartet.
‘Chiming, whimsical and potently referential, ‘Texas’ is one of Hanya’s most mature works to date. It floats on the distinctive shoegaze vocal of Heather Sheret, before letting loose tendrils of langurous guitar that could easily be mistaken for a Kurt Vile piece. Gorgeous, sturdy stuff.’ Gigwise
‘This shoegazing trio is fronted by Heather Sheret who is the owner of one of the best voices in music today. Her ability to switch from delicate pristine vocals to a fractious roar mid breath and then back again is, well, breath-taking.’ Clash
AGENT: Rob McGee