Tanukichan is the solo project of Bay Area-based Hannah van Loon. After growing up making and performing classical music and playing the violin, keys, bass and guitar, van Loon experimented with bluegrass and jazz and unexpectedly fell into making pop music with San Francisco band Trails and Ways. She toured and performed with the band for four years before feeling a need to focus on her own music again, which led to her creating solo songs and being introduced by a mutual friend to Chaz Bear of Toro Y Moi and Les Sins. Bear helped her to rework most of the songs and take chances on fully forming a new sonic direction.
Sundays, her debut full length as Tanukichan, is her first music since 2016’s EP Radiolove. Produced by Bear, the record is a shoegazy and personal approach to love, loss and longing, melding vague, devastating lyrics with gorgeous dream pop music. Though Bear and van Loon played all the instruments on the record, she does have plans to play the intimate tracks live both nationally and locally. The album very much feels like a new beginning for van Loon, her music, and her relationship to the area that she was raised in; it feels like an understated declaration of a new voice that she has developed and nurtured.
"A truly original songwriting force" - CLASH magazine 2016
"As much 70s New York jazz bar as it is fashion student club night in South London." - Anti Dispair Machine
"At times poignant, fun, subtle, experimental and dizzy" - Third Outing
Honey Gentry makes music to daydream to. Described by NME - who included Honey Gentry in the 2019 #NME100 - as “elegantly sad pop to break your heart”, Gentry’s style is soaked with reverb and intrigue. Her debut EP, Moonlight (2018) comprises four tracks all constructed of vocals and layers of luxurious guitar work courtesy of collaborator Ruben Elbrond-Palmer. Momentum around Gentry has been building online since early 2017, and plans are already underway for a release followup to Moonlight.