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’.

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  1. New Weird Australia, Volume Four. | New Weird Australia.
    January 8, 2010

    […] 7. SCISSOR LOCK, Codify (2:05) 8. GUTTER PARTIES, Sashi (2:15) 9. NO ZU, Lay Of The Land (4:25) 10. THE TOWNHOUSES, Jigsaws Under The Clouds (4:08) 11. SEAWORTHY, They’re Cicadas You Know? (3:55) 12. […]

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