Label
Hoop Recordings Ltd
Release date
12 Oct 2010
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
40:06

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Ocean and a Rock 4:21 44,666
2 Venn Diagram 4:19 47,875
3 Sea Sew 3:22 2,164
4 Splishy Splashy 3:15 41,970
5 I Dont Know 4:55 5,762
6 Keep It All 4:10 39,689
7 Courting Blues 4:05 38,180
8 Pistachio 3:24 42,388
9 Teeth 4:07 38,834
10 Lille 4:08 64,618

About this album

Sea Sew is the Choice Music Prize-nominated[3][4][5] solo debut album released by Lisa Hannigan. It was released in Ireland on 12 September 2008, with the lead single, “Lille”, made available as a free download on lisahannigan.ie on 25 August.[6]

Hannigan did the needle-work featured on the sleeve herself.[7] She had previously previewed tracks “Lille”, “Pistachio”, “Some Surprise” and “Sea Song” on her MySpace page.[8] The album features musical personnel such as Donagh Molloy, Tom Osander, Shane Fitzsimons, Lucy Wilkins, Vyvienne Long and Gavin Glass.[7] Cathy Davey provides backing vocals on some of the songs.[7]

Sea Sew was a critical success, earning rave reviews and being named by some music critics amongst the best Irish albums of the year.[9][10] It garnered airtime on American radio station KCRW and earned early praise from U.S. press, including the Los Angeles Times, which called it “charmingly idiosyncratic” and The New York Times which described it as “exquisitely ethereal”.[11] Lead single “Lille”, released on 25 August 2008, became an airplay hit on Irish and American radio stations.[12] The admiration of Jason Mraz led to Hannigan supporting the Grammy-nominated Californian singer-songwriter on a 42-date U.S. tour in late 2008[13] Hannigan signed with ATO Records in the U.S., where the album was released on 3 February 2009.[14]

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