In 2007, she split from Rice to begin a solo career and a year later, her debut album, "Sea Sew," was released in Ireland on the label, Hoop. "Sea Sew" met instant critical acclaim. She was nominated for the Mercury Prize, two Meteor awards, Choice Music's Irish album of the year and won four Hot Press Readers' Poll awards. It's easy to understand why-- her voice is alluringly raspy and her Irish accent is a major asset in the delivery of her unpredictable and off-rhymed lyrics.
Her second album, "Passenger," was released in September and peaked at number one on the Irish Albums chart. She is currently touring the US and Canada with "Passenger," and had a chance to talk to World Cafe's Michaela Majoun. In the interview, Hannigan talks about how her collaboration with Damien Rice prepared her for a solo career, how she's drawn inspiration from jazz and opera, and she discusses her battle against her wikipedia page. She also plays four live tracks: "Passenger," "Oh Sleep," "Little Bird," and "Knot."
Artist/SONG NAME/ALBUM NAME
Recent Release: Passenger
Release Date: September 20,2011
Label: Barp-ATO Records
Band Origin: Kilcloon, County Meath, Ireland