– Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie remixes ‘Sure’
– Forthcoming live dates include SXSW, The Great Escape, Live At Leeds & other UK shows
Following the news of her signing to Heavenly Records, Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie has re-worked the latest single from Brisbane artist-on-the-rise, Hatchie.
Guthrie already publicly gave his seal of approval to Hatchie’s debut single ‘Try’, and now he has added some of his magic to the already sparkling second single, ‘Sure’.
The release comes hot off the back of a huge six months for the artist. After signing to Ivy League Records for Australia/New Zealand, Hatchie has inked more record deals with Heavenly Recordings for UK/Europe and Double Double Whammy/Polyvinyl for North America. The incredible international demand will see Hatchie embarking on a huge run of shows in the coming months, including a 7-date UK tour as well as US dates, including a performance at this year’s SXSW.
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, propulsive rhythms and white noise undulate beneath undeniable and irresistible pop melodies. Rather than focusing on the external world of her daily life in Brisbane, Pilbeam instead turns her gaze inwards, making a soundtrack out of her daydreams, setting her emotional life to song.
Having played in her friends’ bands in Brisbane, namely Go Violets and Babaganouj, Hatchie is Pilbeam’s first foray into solo territory, something she seems undaunted by. “I feel like I’m only just beginning to really assert myself in the world and the Hatchie project has forced me to reassess and make so many positive changes,” she says. “When I look back on this period of time, I think I’ll see Hatchie as a huge evolutionary force in my life.”
Things don’t seem to be slowing down any time for Hatchie. 2018 is bound to be a big one for Hatchie – watch this space for more release details!
“Sure” is available digitally though all reputable outlets via Heavenly Recordings – http://smarturl.it/Hatchie_Sure.
Hatchie live dates:
25th Feb – Brisbane, AUS – The Tivoli *
1st Mar – Adelaide, AUS – The Gov * (SOLD OUT)
2nd Mar – Melbourne, AUS – The Forum * (SOLD OUT)
4th Mar – Perth, AUS – Badlands Carpark *
9th Mar – Sydney, AUS – Enmore * (SOLD OUT)
12th-17th Mar – Austin, USA – SXSW
19th Mar – Los Angeles, USA – School Night
22nd Mar – New York, USA – Mercury Lounge ^
5th May – Leeds, UK – Live At Leeds
5th May – Manchester, UK – Sound City Festival
6th May – Salford, UK – Sounds of the Other City
7th May – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds •
8th May – Glasgow, UK – The Hug & Pint •
10th May – London, UK – Shacklewell Arms
16th May – London, UK – The Social
17th-19th May – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
23rd May – London, UK – Sebright Arms
1st Jun – Brisbane, AUS – The Tivoli #
2nd Jun – Adelaide, AUS – The Barton Theatre #
3rd Jun – Fremantle, AUS – Metropolis #
9th Jun – Melbourne, AUS – The Forum #
10th Jun – Sydney, AUS – The Enmore #
* – W/ Ball Park Music
^ – W/ Men I Trust
• – W/ DMA’s
# – W/ Anna Burch
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