The Townhouses is the solo music project of Melbourne based artist, Leigh Hannah. Recording everything in Leigh’s empty shed on a secluded property, he uses cheap equipment to create a sound blending ambient soundscapes with the tonalities of world instruments, both acoustic and electric.
Since Winter 2009, The Townhouses have released 3 EPs, with a fourth EP and a debut album coming in early 2010. The latest EP, ‘The Lost Kagu’, was released by Perth based label OWLS Records just a mere 4 months after the birth of the project. The release was met with praise and airplay by Triple J, RRR, Fbi and PBS. ‘Islands’, the Townhouses’ debut album, derived from a demo count of 50+, is to be released independently in March 2010. Leigh is joined live by good friends, Tania Timotic and Alex O’Gorman.
The Townhouses appears on ‘New Weird Australia, Volume Four’.