Hani And The Eaters is the band and musical project of British songwriter Hani Abbasi. Beginning as a five-piece post-punk act in Shanghai where Hani was part of the underground arts scene, the project has evolved into a range of eclectic music and various live configurations.

 

Hani’s songs fuse Stones narco-swagger, lyrical drive akin to Suede and the Manic Street Preachers, and an eclectic array of influences affecting his unique approach to guitar music, including Nile Rodgers, Joe Meek’s late 50s productions, J Dilla, Aphex Twin, and all things David Bowie.

 

Hani’s debut album The Polar Route, written and recorded in Suzhou, China, was released in 2018. A&R Factory described the lead single 'Strange Snake' as “futuristic Britpop”, and MusicNews.com stated that “for a debut album it is quite remarkable”. A Deer Hunter-inspired video for ‘Strange Snake’ was shot on location in Suzhou. Watch the video 

here.

 

Hani And The Eaters' forthcoming UK-centric second album When In London is due for release in late 2021.