Hannah Hate is a kinderwhore princess based in Poland. She writes angry and sad songs for spooky kids on her guitar. Taking inspiration from PJ Harvey, Nick Cave and a bit of Britney Spears due to her squeaky voice – Her songs tell tales involving vampires, transvestites, murders and sad love stories.
What are your favourite qualities in a song?
There has to be emotion, it can be raw and unprofessional but definitely a powerful, magnetic expression.
Where do you look for inspiration?
Opera, sad bastard music, oriental art, Egon Schiele’s paintings, spooky dolls, 2000s cartoons, beautiful women and androgynous boys, greyish big cities, Woody Allen’s movies.
Where are you happiest?
Lost in a big city on a cloudy day heading to an art gallery or a concert.
As a performer, what makes a show special or memorable?
When it gives you that dose of endorphins and you feel like you are high on music – the emotions, the connection with the audience, feeling like you are doing something very special, almost unearthly.
As an audience member, what makes a show special or memorable?
The theatrical part does it for me – if the artist has some story to show or some statement to share, then I get very involved.
What is your idea of success?
Living up to a persona I created in my head which lies somewhere in the Velvet Goldmine universe, with a bit of Rocky Horror picture show. And obviously being able to live off music and art!
What is something you would like to learn more about?
Thai art, sex, the history of socialism, assemblage, fashion-making, music production, Andy Warhol’s recipes for chocolate sandwiches.
What was your biggest musical failure?
Singing in a Christmas concert where the backing track stopped in the middle of a song – I don’t even know why I was singing in a Christmas gig anyway.
What was your biggest musical success?
Probably my new music video which is coming out this month because I was really trying to put a thought into a certain concept, both music and a music video!
Who do you look up to?
PJ Harvey, Courtney Love, Salvador Dalí, Oscar Wilde and my mom.
What was the first song you have ever written like?
It was called Tongue and that was when I was 13 and I was trying to be like Hole and Babes in Toyland, so the lyrics were naughty – it was just three power chords though, simple and very stupid!
Who deserves a shoutout?
Kurt Kaarl who helps me with basically everything when it comes to recording and mixing (he’ll have a song out very soon!) and Uni because they’re not just the best post-apocalyptic glam band but also a big inspiration and the nicest aliens I know!
You can find out more about Hannah Hate here and check out the video for ‘Tangolina’ below.