HATCHIE

Signs to Heavenly Recordings

New UK live dates announced    including The Great Escape, Live at Leeds & more

London-based Heavenly Recordings is pleased to announce the addition of Brisbane newcomer Hatchie to its stable of artists. Hatchie has also confirmed her first UK live dates for this Spring, taking in The Great Escape, Live at Leeds and a number of London shows – details below.

 
Hatchie is Harriette Pilbeam, a newcomer from Brisbane, Australia, who has already attracted plaudits at home, prior to inevitably picking up wider acclaim. Having played with various friends and bands in Brisbane, Hatchie is her first foray into solo territory.  Her world is a dreamy landscape inhabited by cascading synths, jangling guitars and undeniable, irresistible pop melodies.

Current single "Sure"  was composed on a whim and completed in one day. She explains: “All of my songs start with singing. I hear the melody first and then work out the chords I’m imagining under that, and despite not knowing chord names I have a good ear so can kinda figure it out.”

That instinct is abundant on "Sure". Lush synths envelope shimmering vocal refrains that wouldn’t appear out of place in The Sundays and Alvvays songbooks. The track is a gorgeous swathe of pop beauty and an enthralling introduction into the world of Hatchie. 

The track will be included on a forthcoming EP - details to follow soon.

Hatchie UK live dates:
05.05  LEEDS – Live At Leeds
05.05  LIVERPOOL – Sound City Festival
06.05  SALFORD – Sounds from the Other City
10.05  LONDON – Shacklewell Arms
16.05  LONDON – The Social
17.05 – 19.05  BRIGHTON – The Great Escape
23.05  LONDON  - Sebright Arms

HATCHIE

Young Brisbane artist shares video to accompany addictive slice of shoegaze-inspired indie pop.

Hatchie is the world of Harriette Pilbeam. To hear her music is to step inside her mind; a dreamy landscape where cascading synths, jangling guitars and white noise undulate beneath undeniable and irresistible pop melodies. Rather than focusing on the external world of her daily life in Brisbane, Australia, Pilbeam instead turns her gaze inwards, making a soundtrack out of her daydreams, setting her emotional life to song.
 
New single “Sure” was written on a whim when a melody jumped into Pilbeam’s head, and finished swiftly in one day. The chorus plaintively unravels, setting the sorrow to shimmering synth washes, wrapping the whole thing up in a melody so gorgeous that it would fit seamlessly into The Sundays and Alvvays songbooks.
 
“I wrote "Sure" about people I know falling in and out of the same relationship issues as we grew out of our teens into early adulthood” she explains. “When I initially wrote it, it was about a couple that decided to give it "one more shot" over and over again because they couldn't bare to be apart. When I think about all the lyrics now I realise that it could be interpreted in a number of different ways.”
 
The instinctual pop nous is undoubtedly on full display in “Sure”, but like all of Hatchie’s music, the track trades in shade as well as light. It’s at once accessible yet cerebral, walking a line between instant ear worm and something deeper and more oblique. It continues the story that began with pop gem “Try”; a runaway success at home in Australia, which also won Hatchie a fan in Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie. “It’s pretty weird being social media friends with one of your heroes” laughs Pilbeam.
 
Sure” preceeds what already looks to be a busy 2018 worldwide, with shows at SXSW & The Great Escape already confirmed and much more news to follow soon.

INTRODUCING: HATCHIE

Brisbane artist releases her 2nd track of ethereal melodious indie. Hear "Sure" now. SXSW confirmed.

 

Hatchie is the world of Harriette Pilbeam. To hear her music is to step inside her mind; a dreamy landscape where cascading synths, jangling guitars and white noise undulate beneath undeniable and irresistible pop melodies. Rather than focusing on the external world of her daily life in Brisbane, Australia, Pilbeam instead turns her gaze inwards, making a soundtrack out of her daydreams, setting her emotional life to song.
 
New single “Sure” was written on a whim when a melody jumped into Pilbeam’s head, and finished swiftly in one day. The chorus plaintively unravels, setting the sorrow to shimmering synth washes, wrapping the whole thing up in a melody so gorgeous that it would fit seamlessly into The Sundays and Alvvays songbooks.
 
“I wrote "Sure" about people I know falling in and out of the same relationship issues as we grew out of our teens into early adulthood” she explains. “When I initially wrote it, it was about a couple that decided to give it "one more shot" over and over again because they couldn't bare to be apart. When I think about all the lyrics now I realise that it could be interpreted in a number of different ways.”

The instinctual pop nous is undoubtedly on full display in “Sure”, but like all of Hatchie’s music, the track trades in shade as well as light. It’s at once accessible yet cerebral, walking a line between instant ear worm and something deeper and more oblique. “I think that’s because I’m still making up my mind,” offers Harriette. “I’m kind of jumping between, ‘Do I want to just make fun pop songs? Or do I want it to be more shoegaze and more of a band sound?’ I really love writing pop songs, but then messing them up and turning them into something else. Something darker.”

 
“Sure” continues the story that began with pop gem “Try”; a runaway success at home in Australia, which also won Hatchie a fan in Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie. “It’s pretty weird being social media friends with one of your heroes”laughs Pilbeam.

This second single, “Sure” preceeds what already looks to be a busy 2018 worldwide, with shows at SXSW already confirmed and much more news to follow soon.

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