One of my tips for 2018 Aussie dream pop artist Hatchie has had a super year. Since her first UK tour and the release of her debut EP ‘Sugar & Spice’ on Heavenly in the Spring, she sold out an Australian headline tour as well as her first US headline shows, and more recently went on a US tour with Alvvays and Snail Mail.
Harriette Pilbeam and her band are currently preparing to return to Europe for performances at Pitchfork Paris’ Avant-Garde event and a London headline show at Electrowerkz on November 1st. She has also annuned a brand new track as well as details of UK shows supporting The Vaccines in January & February next year.
Her swooning new track ‘Adored’ made it’s debut via Adult Swim’s singles program and is accompanied by a video made up of recorded live footage. Commenting on the track, Harriette Pilbeam said: “‘Adored’ is a song that’s been floating around for a few years now so I’m really excited it’s finally found it’s place with this release. I’ve been playing it live since my first show but didn’t feel it fit on either my EP or forthcoming album. It’s about always wanting more than what you have, even if it’s perfect.”
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 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.
After signing to Ivy League Records for Australia/New Zealand, Heavenly Recordings for UK/Europe and Double Double Whammy/Polyvinyl for North America, Harriette and her band have toured worldwide, including shows at SXSW, Live at Leeds, Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape, packed out London headline shows at The Shacklewell Arms, The Social and The Sebright Arms. Her ace debut EP ‘Sugar & Spice’ was released in May.
Hatchie live dates:
30th Oct – Pitchfork Avant-Garde, PARIS
1st Nov – Electrowerkz, LONDON
25th Jan – Brighton Dome, BRIGHTON *
26th Jan – O2 Academy, OXFORD *
28th Jan – King George’s Hall (Main Hall), BLACKBURN *
29th Jan – O2 Academy, NEWCASTLE *
30th Jan – Motherwell Concert Hall, MOTHERWELL *
1st Feb – The Great Hall, CARDIFF *
2nd Feb – Exeter Great Hall, EXETER *
3rd Feb – O2 Guildhall, SOUTHAMPTON *
5th Feb – O2 Academy, LEICESTER *
7th Feb – G Live, GUILDFORD *
9th Feb – The Roundhouse, LONDON *
* – supporting The Vaccines