PRESS

“There is an honesty and sincerity found in Ban Hatton’s songs that I find endearing and inspirational. Where some artists leave you feeling as though they are creating music more for their audience than themselves, Ban Hatton successfully creates a sound that feels both personal and more like a diary entry than a song for the public.” -Vents Magazine

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“The entire album is immersive and rich in depth, proving the possibilities are endless for the future of Ban Hatton.” -The Big Takeover

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At a time when the blending of folk and rock is continuously gaining popularity, it’s not difficult to find artists working with the genres and forgetting the sonic (and thematic) roots. Ban Hatton has a clear grasp on both the sounds of folk and the beat-heavy, feel-it-in-your-bones sort of rock that makes you move. With weighted, emotional lyrics (hear: “Brothers”, an album highlight, and the atmospheric “She’s Gone”) balanced nicely with feel-good tracks such as album opener “Backed By The River”, Walls successfully gives a spectrum without losing a unifying and uniquely folk-rock sound.

But Ban Hatton isn’t one so easily defined. “Going Home” dabbles in alternative country, and “I Feel Fine (Everything’s Alright)” has elements of Wilco, but on a pure acoustic level that simply stuns with universal beauty. There is a level of folk honesty in Hatton’s lyrics. Especially poignant and notable on “Oncoming Lights (For Casey)”, which provides a well-timed slow-down on the album.

Overall, Walls works successfully as an immersion into a world carefully crafted by genre, but not held back by any, well, walls. The album marks a beginning to a career in music that can only expand.  -Newsickmusic

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“Walls is thoughtful, heartfelt, and embraces the well-beaten back roads of America. There’s rock running through the folk. There’s gold in the alt-country.” -Scallywag Magazine

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“Hatton certainly has a gift. His lyrics are not only poetic, but they are memorable, causing the listener to pause and reflect on their meaning.” -Contact Music

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“Walls highlights a phenomenal songwriter who is capable of tapping into a wealth of human emotions.” -Jaded Culture

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“Hatton’s ‘Walls’ a stripped-down record filled with thoughtful, intimate lyrics.” -Big Sky State Buzz

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“This album is a testament to hard work, dedication and a passion for storytelling and easy listening music.” -On Request Magazine

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“…an artist that has improved by leaps and bounds.” -No More Division

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“…this is a collection filled with poetic odes to lost loves. In some curious manner, though, he makes it all work for ten solid, reflective songs.” -Monoblogue