Listening Post

Dublin songwriter Paddy Hanna isn’t a Bad Boy, but he reckons we all know one

The singer shares his first new music in over 12 months

It’s been a couple of years since Paddy Hanna emerged with a pair of tracks – ‘Austria’, and then ‘Underprotected’. In May, and December 2015 respectively. There was something of the Jens Lekman, Jarvis Cocker and Alex Izenberg about those songs.

He’s the kind of DIY artist that makes much grander music than you’d expect for one photographed in the pub have a nice, quiet, unassuming pint of stout. It’s elegant, absorbing stuff.

He now has a couple of new tracks, the first of which, ‘Bad Boys’ you can hear below. “We all have one of those in our life,” he says by way of introduction.

There’s also a new track coming called ‘Sunday Milkshake’ which is really good. The songs are being self-released later this month. He also has a gig at Dublin Whelan’s on 5 May.