5 Songs, 19 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On her debut EP, Hatchie, the Brisbane singer and bassist born Harriette Pilbeam, strums and croons across five dreamy, reverb-drenched indie-pop songs—emphasis on “pop”. “Sure” and the title track are filled with layered vocals and sharp hooks, like a sweetened blend of The Sundays and Cocteau Twins (fun fact: CT's Robin Guthrie is a professed Hatchie fan). Her skill at bridging stargazers and shoegazers extends to “Bad Guy” and “Try”, the latter of which takes a traditional love song and encases it in a delicate crystal shell. For mainstream alt-rock fans, Sugar & Spice is like a gateway drug into the glorious world of dream pop.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On her debut EP, Hatchie, the Brisbane singer and bassist born Harriette Pilbeam, strums and croons across five dreamy, reverb-drenched indie-pop songs—emphasis on “pop”. “Sure” and the title track are filled with layered vocals and sharp hooks, like a sweetened blend of The Sundays and Cocteau Twins (fun fact: CT's Robin Guthrie is a professed Hatchie fan). Her skill at bridging stargazers and shoegazers extends to “Bad Guy” and “Try”, the latter of which takes a traditional love song and encases it in a delicate crystal shell. For mainstream alt-rock fans, Sugar & Spice is like a gateway drug into the glorious world of dream pop.

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About Hatchie

Australian indie singer/songwriter Hatchie infuses her dreamy synth pop with fuzzy shoegaze guitars in a style reminiscent of early-'90s output by acts like Cocteau Twins, the Sundays, Mazzy Star, Natalie Imbruglia, and the Cranberries. Hailing from Brisbane, the artist born Harriette Pilbeam started singing as a child, later learning guitar and bass in her teen years. The multi-instrumentalist would also add piano and clarinet to her résumé. In college, she studied entertainment, music, and management, before pursuing live music as a creative outlet. In addition to her work with bands like Go Violets and Babaganouj, Pilbeam also wrote for her solo project, Hatchie, which was her family nickname. Influenced by Cocteau Twins, the Sundays, Kate Bush, Lush, Nic Hessler, and Kylie Minogue, Hatchie released her debut, "Try," in 2017. Garnering significant attention in her native Australia, she signed with Ivy League Records and followed with the single "Sure," which scored a remix from Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie. In 2018 she released the "Sugar & Spice" single, which landed on her debut EP, Sugar & Spice (Double Double Whammy). Produced by Joe Agius (of the Creases) and John Castle (Cub Sport), Sugar & Spice featured her three previously released singles as well as two additional tracks. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

HOMETOWN
Brisbane, Australia
BORN
May, 1993

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