17th October | Thekla

It’s been a long time since Lisa Hannigan emerged out of Damien Rice’s shadow. Starting out as the Irish songwriter’s backing singer, both live and on record, Hannigan has now released three solo albums, the latest being this year’s ‘At Swim’.

Where her first two LPs, 2008’s ‘Sea Sew’ and 2011’s ‘Passenger’, were light and breezy, ‘At Swim’ feels moodier, largely thanks to the production duties for the album being handed over to Aaron Dessner of The National.

As Dessner managed with Frightened Rabbit’s latest album, which he also helmed, his work behind the desk has given Hannigan’s tales a whole new framework, and become the start of something darker for the singer.

Coming to Thekla on 17th October as part of a UK tour, it’s a chance to see a singer just getting deeper and more involved as she progresses.

Watch her video for ‘Fall’ below.