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Released through Heavenly Recordings, ‘Sugar & Spice EP’ is presented on blue vinyl in a clear PVC sleeve.
Hatchie is one Harriette Pilbeam, a native of Brisbane who has already attracted plaudits at home prior to unsurprisingly picking up wider acclaim from the likes of NPR and Beats 1.
Having played with various friends and bands in Brisbane, Hatchie is her first foray into solo territory, one she is quick to admit is positive, that allows her to make her own decisions, assert herself and make so many positive changes.
Her world is a dreamy landscape inhabited by cascading synths, jangling guitars and undeniable, irresistible pop melodies. ‘Sure’, prompted by a melody, was composed on a whim and completed in a day. As 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.”
“You can’t fault their own immaculate take on dream pop” - Clash; “The Aussie dream-pop auteur joining the dots between Cocteau Twins and Carly Rae Jepsen” - NME; “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; “Hatchie swoops into earshot... a marvellous mesh of Cocteau Twins-y atmospherics & jangly 90’s pop” - The Line of Best Fit
Andy says: Like an eternal mash-up between Chapterhouse's "Pearl" and "Pure Shores" by All Saints! In other words: Shoegaze goes pop and the results are heavenly!
Barry says: Hatchie encompass everything superb about Dream Pop without all of the difficult shoegazing connontations. Dreamy, soaring melodies and harmonic counterpoint all wrapped up in a hazy, summery blanket of chorused guitars and thickly reverbed percussion. Ace.
Sugar & Spice