Dublin-based songwriter Paddy Hanna returns today with ‘Bad Boys’, a baroque cut of shimmering, intelligent pop. Following 2015’s double-whammy of ‘Austria’ and ‘Underprotected’, new single ‘Bad Boys’ finds Paddy on his most effortlessly charming form to date, the tale of those titular bad boys sitting atop a swirling, orchestral backing. “We all have one of those in our life,” Paddy jokes of the ‘Bad Boys’ the track takes its title from.

Paddy will take part in this year's Hard Working Class Heroes Festival before touring with Michah P. Hinson in October.

2018 will see the release of Hanna’s sophomore album via Strange Brew Records, produced by his new collaborator Daniel Fox. Following on from the Scott Walker-esc pomp of Austria and Underprotected, Fox has added a whole new orchestral element to his music, along with contributions from members of Girl Band, Saint Sister, Tandem Felix, Cian Nugent and the Cosmos and the Trinity Orchestra.


Hanna will be on tour of Ireland from October through December accompioned by a live band featuring Adam Faulkner and Daniel Fox (Girl Band), along with guitarist Paddy Ormond (Jetsetter/Postcard Versions).

“Blessed with a sharply defined, neatly uplifting chorus and some biting, Elvis Costello style lyrics it's a neat introduction to a curious talent" – Clash

‘Bad Boys’ solidify Paddy Hanna’s position as one of modern pop’s premier songwriters, pitching him right up alongside everyone from Meilyr Jones, to Arab Strap, to Richard Hawley.

Tour Dates

Sep 29th Hard Working Class Heroes – The Workman’s Club (Full band show)

Oct 6th Roisin Dubh, Galway /W Micah P. Hinson

Oct 7th Cyprus Avanue, Cork /W Micah P.Hinson 

Oct 8th Whelans, Dublin /W Micah P. Hinson

Oct 12th Roisin Dubh, Galway (Full band show)

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