HATCHIE announced November London & Pitchfork Paris dates. Shares new video for Bad Guy.
Following a hugely successful first trip to the UK and release of her debut EP, Brisbane dream-pop starlet Hatchie prepares a return later this year.
Photo Credit: Joe Agius
Following a hugely successful first UK tour and the release of her debut EP, Brisbane’s Hatchie has shared a new video & announced a return to Europe later this year.
Last month Hatchie played a string of packed out shows and festival dates around the digital release of her EP ‘Sugar & Spice’ via Heavenly Recordings. The EP will now see a physical release on 12" blue vinyl this September 7th (pre-orders here) ahead of performances at Pitchfork Paris Avant-Garde on October 31st and London Electrowerkz on November 1st.
Accompanying the announcement is a new video for the EP’s closing track “Bad Guy,” created by Hatchie's band member, Joe Agius.
Watch the video for “Bad Guy”: https://
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.
2018 has already been a monumental year for Hatchie. 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, plus an Australian tour with DMA’s. This success looks set to continue into the second half of the year with US dates with Alvvays and Snail Mail, plus these newly announced European dates, detailed below.
Hatchie live dates:
Jul 12 – Melbourne, AUS @ Worker’s Club SOLD OUT
Jul 13 – Sydney, AUS @ OAF Gallery SOLD OUT
Jul 14 – Brisbane, AUS @ Black Bear Lodge SOLD OUT
Aug 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Beach Goth Festival
Aug 6 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
Aug 7 - Washington, DC @ DC9
Aug 8 - New York, NY @ Pitchfork's OctFest
Aug 12 - Toronto, ON @ Garrison
Sept 13 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
Sept 16 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Sept 18 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Sept 19 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Sept 21 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
Sept 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
Sept 25 - Boston, MA @ Paradise *
Sept 26 - New York, NY @ Warsaw *
Sept 27 - New York, NY @ Warsaw *
Sept 28 - New York, NY @ Warsaw *
Sept 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
Sept 30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
Oct 2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right
Oct 31 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Avante-Garde
Nov 1 – London, UK @ Electrowerkz
‘Sugar & Spice’ EP track list: 1. Sure (official video | Robin Guthrie remix) 2. Sleep (official video) 3. Sugar & Spice (official video) 4. Try (official video) 5. Bad Guy (official video)
Recent praise for Hatchie:
“‘Sugar & Spice’ cements her as the modern day successor to dream pop titans Cocteau Twins from the get-go.” - **** DIY
“When it comes to writing breathless love songs with hooks that rival those of alt-pop idols like Carly Rae Jepsen and Sky Ferreira Pilbeam is a prodigy.” - 7.5, Pitchfork
“The Aussie dream-pop auteur joining the dots between Cocteau Twins and Carly Ray Jepsen” – NME.com
“A masterclass in driving and swirling indie-pop, “Sugar & Spice” is hard not to love, even on first listen.” - The Independent
“Pure, twinkling sunshine.” - Noisey
“You can’t fault their own immaculate take on dream pop.” - Clash
“This is one act you won’t want to miss!” – Gigwise
“Magical.” - Popjustice
“Sure” is proof positive of Hatchie’s immense songcraft" - Dazed
“It’s hard to think of it as anything less than brilliant” - Wonderland
“Hazy and misty, but with pop-rooted forward momentum” - NPR
"Hatchie swoops into earshot... a marvelous mesh of Cocteau Twins-y atmospherics & jangly 90's pop" - The Line of Best Fit
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July 4, 2018 12:04pm by Stereo Sanctity