One of our tips for 2018, Brisbane’s Hatchie has been signed to Heavenly records and 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 gorgeous 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.” ‘Sure’ has captured our hearts, a gorgeous pop earworm carved out of gleaming glass, this gorgeously wistful melody cascading across a backdrop of shimmering guitars and shivering synths is a diamond cut of pop that’s had us swooning throughout the day! “So you wanna do it over? But is it really ever over?” sings Pilbeam on an impossibly catchy see-sawing chorus melody that has echoes of the Sundays or M83, her effortless vocal performance captures the bittersweet essence of what its like to fall in and out of love, to want to give it another try despite it all.
“Sure” is available digitally though all reputable outlets via Heavenly Recordings – http://smarturl.it/Hatchie_Sure.
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