Life begins again...

The past few years have been incredible and life changing for us. Welcoming our beautiful, comically inspiring children Pip and Ivan into the universe has been everything we could have hoped for and so much more.

Musically throughout 2017 we rehearsed and recorded our new album 'Lunar Ticks' in our home in Cheshire with close friends.

We ran a crowd funding campaign to finance the physical production of vinyl and CDs, the response was overwhelming and raised the funds to press record press onto CD and Vinyl. Thanks so much to everyone who donated and made our dream a reality!

"English cosmic psych folksters Hanami Family return with their new album ‘Lunar Ticks’ to coincide with the birth of their second child. From the opening notes the voices interweave effortlessly with the harmonies tightly fused from 12 years of travelling and playing around the world. The album features a plethora of instruments from eco friendly hand made drums to 12 string guitars and singing bowls. Together founding members Keeley and John have honed the art of writing a great song, however it’s the honesty and confidence that comes from writing music simply for the love of it that sets this record free. From bittersweet gentling sung playful melodies to trippy pounding feral psych folk reminiscent of early Fairport Convention, Incredible String Band and Captain Beefheart this record is a joy from start to finish."

Mixed and mastered by Joel Magill (Syd Arthur) and released by Smugglers Records UK and Celebration Days Records France on the 4th of May 2018.

 available to stream on spotify:

and soundcloud

Download at bandcamp

For Vinyl and CD order directly from our shop

Higher Lover

Here's our first video from the record, a beautiful piece which was lovingly created by a highly skilled team of artist and puppet degingners based in Bristol headed by Elizabeth Johnson and Katie Hood. The video chronicles the earliest moments of our journey into parenthood. It's a stop motion, felted time-lapse work of art inspired by love, growth, new beginings and change.


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