Hana b

About The Band

Bio: The name HANA B derives from their fascination of Japanese director Takeshi Kitano's most famous movie with the same name. In this masterpiece, the band recognized the same poetic expressionism that was prominent in their own music: the clash between harmony and rage, between sweetness and violence, all in the same breathe.

During several years, the band played at all major Italian festivals and won awards for their original and international sound that characterizes their music. In 2006 HANA B also won the prestigious Best Indie Rock Italian Revelation of the year award.

In the beginning of 2007, the guys decided to record new material in London’s Dairy Studio, with Producer James Loughrey (Hope of the State, My Vitriol, Razorlight, Dave Gahan, Page & Plant, Queen). It was a great collaboration with James as he immediately captured the mood of the band, and in coming months they started the pre-­?production of the album with him.

In this period they got acquainted with Davide Rossi (Coldplay, The Verve, Goldfrapp, Siouxie Sioux, Royksopp, Fripp), an Italian string performer and producer who arranged all strings in Coldplay’s award winning album “Viva la Vida”. This brought a new dynamic to the sound and the team was finally ready to record their first English spoken album. In the same year the lads decided to reside permanently in London to be closer to the renowned music scene. They began the production of the album at Olympic Studios in London and laid some of the instrumental tracks at Britannia Row Studios.

The end of the recording sessions saw HANA B crossing the ocean to mix the album in New York’s Cutting Room Studios with James Loughrey and mastering was done at Sterling Sound, by Greg Calbi (Interpol, Blonde Redhead, Bruce Springsteen, Sonic Youth, MGMT etc).