– Signs to Heavenly Recordings
– New UK live dates announced
including The Great Escape, Live at Leeds & more
– Hear “Sure” now
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.
“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.
Recent praise for Hatchie:
“Sure” is proof positive of Hatchie’s immense songcraft” – Dazed
“Very, very lovely.” – The 405
“A shoegazey pop earworm” – The Fader
“It’s hard to think of it as anything less than brilliant” – Wonderland
“A beautiful statement. Recalling everyone from Cocteau Twins to Slowdive, the guitars have a watery quality, continually parting to reveal that beaming, golden vocal.” – Clash
“Hazy and misty, but with pop-rooted forward momentum” – NPR
“A strident step out that’s filled with sunny, reverberating guitar chords, bursts of synths that flourish underneath the track, and Harriette’s own voice, which glides across the track like a daydream.” – DIY
“Hatchie swoops into earshot… a marvellous mesh of Cocteau Twins-y atmospherics & jangly 90’s pop” – The Line of Best Fit
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