Hannah Lucy has been writing and recording songs since childhood, but began performing as electro-pop artist Gaptooth in 2005.


Influenced by the riot grrrl movement of the 1990s, sets feminist lyrics to distorted guitars and electronic beats, citing influences including Le Tigre, Motormark and Dream Wife as well as electro-pop acts like The Postal Service and The Notwist. Gaptooth songs blend the personal and the political – commentaries on life under capitalism, the nuclear family, patriarchy, heteronormativity, war, mental health and building pillow forts.

Gaptooth’s early tracks were co-produced by Hannah Lucy and production duo A Scholar and a Physician (Foals, Chicks on Speed, MC Lars), whom she met whilst studying in Oxford. The collaboration began when they recorded indie-pop track ‘Plans and Friends and Records’ for a compilation released by Truck Records in 2005. More recently Gaptooth has produced her tracks alone, and mixed them with Oli Horton at Dreamtrak Studio in Hackney.

After graduating, Hannah Lucy moved to Bristol, where she organised Ladyfest Bristol 2007 with friends, and quickly became established in the city’s live scene, playing gigs backed up by laptop beats, an electric guitar and a portable synthesiser. Moving to East London a few years later, Gaptooth self-released her debut album ‘Connections/Departures’ in 2013, followed by the Pillow Fort EP in 2016. She has recently incorporated a keytar into her live set, and continues to play gigs around the country, often for feminist and DIY promoters. She is also involved in London’s feminist activist scene, taking action against austerity and the detention and deportation of refugees and migrants, as well as being involved in running Loud Women Fest. As well as music, Hannah makes digital art and has been commissioned to produce drawings for Loud Women and Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna. Gaptooth is now working on her second album, due for release in Autumn 2019.