HANN is a band and HANN is Hannah (Bandcamp)
Hannah’s dad is a musician, so Hannah was used to musicians visiting their house in Longsight, Manchester. Her mum was the driver for Nico from The Velvet Underground. She remembers Edward Barton from when she was eight - he’s most well-known for writing It’s a Fine Day and performing I’ve Got No Chicken But I’ve Got Five Wooden Chairs on Channel 4’s The Tube in the eighties. He often stayed for dinner because he is a rubbish cook. Her dad, Neil, and Edward wrote songs together for Neil’s band; not that the band ever seemed to be going very well, although Hannah liked the songs. They went through a lot of singers. They asked Hann to sing some backing vocals. Quite soon after she was the singer. A little after that, she was writing the music for the songs and adding stuff like piano and clarinet… and not long after that, the band were called HANN after Hannah herself. All its earlier names were either laughable or insipid anyway.