Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

Paul Weller

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Paul Weller

Hannah Cohen

Wed, June 10, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$39.50

This event is all ages

Paul Weller
Paul Weller
“I think it’s one of the best things I’ve done…..and it’s been a pleasure doing it”
-- Paul Weller

Continuing his ever soaring creative peak, Paul Weller releases his 12th studio album “Saturns Pattern” on May 11th on his new label Parlophone.

The follow up to 2012’s No. 1 album “Sonik Kicks”, Paul continues to push the boundaries with another kaleidoscopic tour de force delivered with a verve and ambition to shame his contemporaries as he continues to adapt and evolve to stay one step ahead of the pack.
Written and recorded at de facto HQ, Black Barn Studios in Surrey, “Saturns Pattern” was produced by Jan “Stan” Kybert and Paul himself.

Musicians on the album feature some of the touring band faithful: Steve Cradock, Andy Crofts, Ben Gordelier and Steve Pilgrim plus an illustrious roll-call of guest musicians who include The Strypes’ Josh McClorey and Paul’s old mate from Woking Steve Brookes who was guitarist in the original line-up of The Jam. Paul also brought in members of his favourite new band Syd Arthur to add to the proceedings.

Passion, progression, languid grooves and, as ever, spine-tingling rock’n’roll – Paul Weller has, yet again, delivered another masterpiece.
Hannah Cohen
Hannah Cohen
Music often comes from a deep place, and in the case of Hannah Cohen's stunning and heartrending second album, it's very deep indeed. Mainly inspired by a painful break-up and the anxieties that loss can trigger, Pleasure Boy cushions its sadness in an exquisitely nuanced soundscape of aching melancholy and lush melody where Hannah's vocal conveys all the different shades of heartbreak. Following the album's completion, she's survived the calamity and found a new level of happiness, but to paraphrase the classic Sixties hit, there will always be something there to remind her with Pleasure Boy.

'Pleasure Boy', like her debut 'Child Bride', was produced by Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, whose work with artists such as The National, Antony Hegarty and David Byrne singles him out as one of America's current finest producers and collaborators, though he's also a talented pianist. The dynamics of 'Pleasure Boy' was the result of Hannah and Bartlett, "bunkering down with my songs, experimenting with different tones and sounds, and layering them. My first record was so airy and roomy, I didn't have patience for that again, I wanted more movement, something more mysterious and witchier, so we created this sound wall together."

"I wanted the music to hurt, to have a visceral effect," Hannah says. Her voice sometimes sounds delirious or icy; other times she recalls the vulnerable, piercing beauty of Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays) and Karen Peris (The Innocence Mission). But Pleasure Boy's sound wouldn't exist without the vision that launched it. The album title arrived as the record took shape. "Pleasure Boy is a character of who it's about, someone who represents gluttony and decadence and richness," Hannah explains. She admits it was a tough record to make, given she was aiming to heal emotionally while feeling "devastated and hurt. But it wouldn't be the record it is if I hadn't done that."
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123