We couldn’t be more excited to be welcoming a truly talented and upcoming star to Hops & Harvest 2017, you may have heard of her recent success being sampled by Jay-Z on his new album 4:44 – but Hannah Williams and the Affirmations have always held a special place in our hearts here at Hops & Harvest HQ.
Ever since being seduced by her soulful sounds at the Brixton Country Fair in 2012, Hannah and her band have developed and grown their soulful sound into what it is today. Jay-Z wrote 4:44 for Beyonce after allegedly being unfaithful, but the track was influenced by, and heavily samples Hannah Williams’ new track Late Night & Heartbreak.
The much awaited second album by Hannah, “Late Nights & Heartbreak” recorded at Quatermass Studio in London – the HQ of the British cult band The Heliocentrics, – the new album has been produced by legendary UK drummer and producer Malcolm Catto.
“sounds great!” Gilles Peterson, Brownswood Recordings / BBC6
“Hannah Williams and Malcolm Catto is a musical match made in heaven. This album delivers some serious funky nuggets!” The Craig Charles Funk&Soul Show BBC6
“Hannah Williams & The Affirmations have served up another heady brew of super heavy funk and soul guaranteed to hit your head, heart and feet where it counts. Superb stuff” Paul Osborne / Shindig Magazine
“Ms Williams comes roaring back to life again with some quality material -retro blessedness thankfully for today! A touch of sheer class!” Emrys Baird / Blues & Soul Magazine
You can listen and download the album from Hannah’s Bandcamp page and see her live on the Main Stage at Hops and Harvest 2017!