George Ward
George Ward

Freelance journalist based in Bristol. Can be found at the Grain Barge, Rough Trade or in his tiny basement bedroom writing for CLUNK.

London singer Gretel Hänlyn drops confident and jangly new single ‘War With America’ ahead of huge UK/EU/US Tour

At only 21-years-old Gretel Hänlyn is one of 2023’s most exciting new singer/songwriters. Alongside working on her new album and collaborating with Mura Masa, Hänlyn has played many many live shows and has had appearances at Green Man, Boardmasters, EOTR among other festivals.

This new track, ‘War With America’ was produced by Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Wolf Alice, Bloc Party) during Hänlyn’s first trip to LA. This seems like the perfect setting for this wonderful end-of-summer jangly pop hit to have been born.

Nostalgic and sunny 70’s-inspired guitars drive the track forward, full of life and always playful. Equally playful are the vocals, with backing singers and group vocals chanting throughout.

Hänlyn’s performance is just as playful too. She really has one of the most unique voices in the indie-pop scene right now and carries the track with confidence and ease. The track has a classic feel to it, making you feel warm and sentimental; it’s the perfect track to round summer off.

Listen to ‘War With America’ here:

For Fans Of: HAIM, Wolf Alice

Catch Gretel Hänlyn at the following:

Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg – 22nd September

Brudenell Social Club, Live At Leeds – 14th October

Paradiso, Amsterdam – 23rd October

Kantine am Berghain, Berlin – 24th October

La Maroquinerie, Paris – 26th October

Botanique, Witfloof Bar, Brussels – 28th October

Strange Brew, Bristol – 31st October

Village Underground, London – 1st November

YES, Manchester – 2nd November

Broadcast, Glasgow – 3rd November

Mercury Lounge, New York – 7th November

PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia – 9th November

Baby G, Toronto – 10th November

Schubas, Chicago – 11th November

Rickshaw Stop (Pop Scene), San Francisco – 14th November

Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles – 15th November