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About Hatcham Social

Winning over Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess and former Creation Records honcho Alan McGee, Hatcham Social made a fairly successful early bid for pop stardom in their native England. Formed in London in 2006 by David Javu and brothers Tobias and (soon to be ex-Klaxons drummer) Finnigan Kidd, the trio gelled pretty quickly, and soon after released a single, "Dance as If...," on Waks Records. Before 2006 was out, the band had a second single (released on yet another indie, PopGrooves), called "How Soon Was Then?," in the shops. With some local momentum carrying it, the band was making appearances at McGee's Death Disco, and caught the attention of Tim Burgess, who agreed to produce single number three for Hatcham Social, the double A-sided "'Til the Dawn"/"Penelope (Under My Hat)." With this winning streak of singles in the bag, the band was beginning to win over that very fickle of audiences, the British music press, scoring CD compilation appearances and a fair amount of column inches devoted to rhapsodic waxing with regard to the group's sound. In early 2008, Hatcham Social's next single, "So So Happy Making," released by Loog Records and Waks, made its public appearance. In 2009, they released their debut album, You Dig The Tunnel and I'll Hide the Soil. Produced by Tim Burgess and Faris Badwan, it received critical acclaim. After releasing a clutch of singles from this period, they released their second album About Girls in 2012. After taking a year out to ready their third album, Cutting Up The Present Leaks Out The Future, they announced its release for February 2014. ~ Chris True

    London, England

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