Hannah Lucy has been writing and recording songs since childhood, but began performing as electro-pop artist Gaptooth in 2005.
Gaptooth songs are tales of modern life – commentaries on love, distant wars and domestic violence, workaday jobs and the nuclear family.It is Gaptooth’s wry, often political lyrics with a feminist bent which set her apart from the slew of synth pop acts gracing the UK charts in recent years. Her debut album takes in a host of genres, from indie-dance track ‘Ladykillers’ via the Euro-pop chorus of ‘Enduring Freedom’ and the trip-hop beats of ‘Whole Crazy Thing’ to the girl-and-a-guitar protest song ‘Take it Down’. Gaptooth cites influences from Le Tigre to Little Dragon, Portishead to P!nk and Belle and Sebastian to Bikini Kill. Gaptooth songs are tales of modern life – commentaries on love, distant wars and domestic violence, workaday jobs and the nuclear family.
Gaptooth’s tracks are co-produced by Hannah Lucy herself and production duo A Scholar and a Physician (Foals, Chicks on Speed, MC Lars), whom she met in Oxford while studying for her degree in politics, philosophy and economics. The collaboration began when they recorded indie-pop track ‘Plans and Friends and Records’ for a compilation released by Truck Records in 2005. After graduating, Gaptooth moved to Bristol where she quickly became established in the city’s live scene, playing gigs backed up by laptop beats, an electric guitar and a portable synthesiser.
Now living in East London, Gaptooth self-released her debut single ‘Ladykillers’ in December 2012, followed by ‘Enduring Freedom’ in July 2013, and also featured on Riot Grrrl Berlin’s ‘Free Pussy Riot’ compilation. Her debut album ‘Connections/Departures’ was released in November 2013.