New single is out today and the first review is out! :-) “a very intense vocalist... worthy successor to such artists as Tom Waits, Lou Reed, and even Bruce Springsteen. ...addictive and mesmerizing... two new songs by an unusual, original and very magical artist... ...will pull you into the vortex ...you will never have enough... -Crack In Reality Music Blog, Poland
Check out Jutta Gabriel's kickass interview with Hannu in the legendary underground zine Punk Globe, straight outta L.A.! yeah, that's Hannu on the cover and you can't see it here but Neal Smith, drummer of shock rock pioneer monster's Alice Cooper Group is also on the cover. And that's Slash's bass man, featured. Big BIG thanks to Ginger Coyote who founded the mag way back in 1977 and who still publishes it!
"With the latest release of "Have A Beautiful Life you will not be disappointed," says the new feature from Invaders Asylum.
Have A Beautiful Life was #1 on the charts at CKCU-FM, 93.1 for the week of Dec 2-8, and remains in the top 10 at #8 from Dec 9-15!
Polish entertainment hub "BloodArt" has an interview with Hannu,
"If you like Leonard Cohen or HIM, you will love Hannu.... sure to enchant you, very beautiful and poetic... this is the album of the year, and it was worth the wait. - Vents Magazine
"...strong guitars, peaceful melodies, poetic lyrics, raspy yet soothing vocals... The album radiates positivity, great emotions, grace and enchantment and lures the listener with its charm. ...10 songs deeply rooted in the nature of a real bard. Each song tells a story... put a spell on people... shines."
- Crack In Reality music blog, Iwona Lustofin.
"very nice, catchy tunes... take a trip down the memory lane with smooth lines and Hannu’s deep voice. Ranging from acoustic ballads to pop-rock, all the songs have a unique atmosphere and a distinctive emotion..." - V6Radio, August 15, 2013.
“AMAZING voice! ...You sound so full of passion and expression! Love it! Thank You!” Katherine Dines, MAJIC 100 FM - twitter comments
"Sounding like a cross between Bruce Cockburn, Lou Reed, Stan Rogers, and Brad Roberts - with some Jyrki Linnankivi (The 69 Eyes) thrown in - Finnish singer-songwriter, Hannu Lepistö's 5 track solo debut EP [Run Away With Me] ranges from Americana to dark rock, a strong effort that bears repeat listening." - e.V., CKCU-FM, 93.1 Blog (e.V.'s Best of 2011 selections)
Hannu Lepisto's "End of The World remixes" #12 on CKCU's charts for January 7th-13th, 2013 CKCU-FM, 93.1 www.ckcufm.com
“...the soundtrack music done by Hannu Lepisto, a young man with a voice.... Conquerors of the World is a beautiful ballad. (translation from Finnish) ” Jarmo Uusi-Rintakoski - Kodin Pellervo NUMERO 10 13.10.2011 An Open Book
"This guy is giving Tom Waits and Lou Reed some serious competition!"
e.V.'s Underground - CKCU-FM, 93.1 , January 2011
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