Hannah Holland will release her debut solo album, ‘Tectonic’, in September. You can hear the lead track, ‘Midnight Horizon’ below.
The respected UK DJ, label boss, producer and composer follows her 2020 soundtrack debut for Channel 4’s Adult Material with her long-anticipated debut LP. The album finds Holland drawing influence from the wide variety of sounds that have run through her career – from the dancefloor propulsion she’s brought to queer London nightlife since the mid-noughties, to post punk grit and cinematic soundscapes.
“I wanted to experiment with depth and space in the record,” she says. “I was thinking of what I would like to listen to while I’m travelling, on my own in my headphones: an experience someone can get intimate with. It can at times translate to the dancefloor but it’s also a movie for the ears.”
‘Tectonic’ was recorded in Margate, where Holland lives, alongside cellist Francesca Ter-Berg and violinist Raven.
In a year away from the dancefloor, Holland was able to turn her focus away from DJing (she’s played everywhere Berghain and Glastonbury and held residencies with Adonis and Trailer Trash over the years). Given the time to focus on making music, the Batty Bass label founder has worked on several soundtracks, including Adult Material on Channel 4 and the forthcoming, award winning indie film, Electrician.
‘Tectonic’ will be released on 17th September. Listen to ‘Midnight Horizon’ below or listen on streaming services here.
Revisit our 2019 interview with Holland here.