Programme & tickets
Pitchfork
Music
Festival
London
9 → 13 Nov
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Pitchfork
Music Festival
London

Gretel Hänlyn

Sunday 13 November
The Roundhouse,

Gretel Hänlyn is a 20 year old singer, songwriter & guitarist from West London. Having been raised on a diet of Nick Cave it was no surprise that Gretel picked up a guitar & started writing her own gothic stories and songs at age 11. As she grew as a musician, started going to gigs & fell in love with Tim Buckley, Nirvana and then Wolf Alice, her songwriting began to morph into what it is today; a mix of hi-fi grunge, goth-pop and alt/indie ballads.

Music has always been Gretel’s passion but at 18, having excelled at school, she initially applied to do a physics degree. Inverting the classic parental advice, it was Gretel’s Mum who encouraged her to think hard about what she really wanted to do. That advice led Gretel to reject the offer, focus solely on music and pull together a 10-track EP in a matter of months.