Kill Hannah Biography
A native of Connecticut, singer + guitarist & songwriter Mat Devine, relocated to Chicago, Illinois USA, in the mid-'90s and put together this sleek, sexy, undeniably melodic and thoroughly unique Alternative-Rock band.
The group released a series of strong D.I.Y. recordings, including three EPs and two albums: "Here Are The Young Moderns" in September 1998 and "American Jet Set" four months later.
Several members came and went through the years, Kill Hannah finally solidified with its strongest line-up ever, featuring guitarists Devine, Dan Wiese and Jonathan Radtke, bassist Greg Corner and drummer Garret Hammond.
After being signed by Atlantic Reocrds they released their major-label debut, "For Never & Ever", in October 2003 reaching the top 30 of the Billboard's Heatseekers chart while the lead single, "Kennedy", achieved national airplay on alt-Rock radio.
The Chicago alt-Rock quintet returned in August 2006 with "Until
There's Nothing Left Of Us", it became their first Billboard Top
200 charting album landing at #178. Additionally, the group scored its
first Hot Modern Rock top 40 single with "Lips Like Morphine"
bowing at #35. It was around this time that Hammond left the fold and
Elias Mallin replaced him on the drums.
According to the Kill Hannah MySpace, due to some personal matters and outside obligations, Jonathan Radtke would not be joining the band on the Europe leg of their fall 2008 "Hope For The Hopeless" tour.
Now as a four-piece unit, Kill Hannah began recording its next album, "Wake Up The Sleepers", which came out on Original Signal Recordings in September 2009.