I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me

King Hannah - I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me
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Based on 7 reviews
2022 Ratings: #471 / 798
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2022 Ratings: #355
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With I'm Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me, they try to pin it all back down, keep it in place, make it work for them ... Whether it's all King Hannah are ever going to be is their call, but for now, it's more than enough.


It’s all cunningly understated and masterfully paced throughout.

God Is in the TV

Debut album I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me sounds like it’s ready for a desert road trip, with thunderous rumbling guitars and deep toms shuffling us along while Hannah Merrick’s sullen, hazy drawl sings about… bedwetting, go-karting, choking on dumplings and unwanted pregnancy? Not quite Route 66, then, and all the better for it.

Distinguished as much by Hannah Merrick's languid, sultry voice as by the uneasily restrained drama
of Craig Whittle's guitar lines, this Liverpool duo's debut full-length occupies a brooding space somewhere between Mazzy Star and overlooked early-'90s slowcore heavy weights Idaho.

On its debut album, the UK duo spins deadpan tales about the mundanities of existence over a desolate, desert backdrop recalling PJ Harvey and Nick Cave.


King Hannah’s new album shows the duo honing their sound and posture, building on the more Dionysian and possibly less self-conscious stylings of their 2020 EP.

Record Collector

The pair are saved from being all over the shop by Merrick's patient, clear delivery, contrasting nicely with her playful lyrics ... King Hannah’s reign should be mesmerising.


people in grass on the album cover? black country, new road imposters!


this is a powerful and singular debut album from the bluesgaze duo from Liverpool, building on the strength of their previous EP. Whittle's witchy guitar work features throughout, and he also provides some vocals as a nice counter-balance to Merrick's sultry and smoky vocal ambience. this won't be nearly exciting enough for some listeners but if you are primed for the old Dave Roback/Hope Sandoval interaction of Mazzy Star, this will serve you well. the guitars are stellar but the star of the ... read more


reminded me a lot of pj harvey and courtney barnet


After a rather serviceable debut EP made of lethargic dream pop numbers with sultry vocals, King Hannah came back with the same formula but a more confident delivery. This new album has a mysterious, sombre mood that somehow reminds me of old-school trip-hop, but with hints of bluesy psychedelia that make the result even more appealing for my personal taste. The guitar work is essential but works the most at creating mood and groove. The male vocals are probably an attempt to add an extra touch ... read more


King Hannah - I'm Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me

Genre: Art Rock
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 66% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 288th / 994

Highlight: Go-Kart Kid (Hell No!)

Made me think of:
PJ Harvey


10, I might just found AOTY.

From fav to least fav:
- The Moods That I Get In
- Ants Crawling on an Apple Stork
- Go-Kart Kid (Hell No!)
- It's Me and You, Kid
- All Being Fine
- Big Big Baby
- A Well-Made Woman
- Berenson
- Foolius Caesar
- Death of the House Phone
- I'm Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me

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Added on: November 16, 2021