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Sugar & Spice, The Oh So Nice Upcoming Hatchie Tour

April 12, 2018



Following her breakthrough debut singles ‘Try’ and ‘Sure’, Brisbane artist-on-the-rise Hatchie and Ivy League Records are thrilled to announce the artist’s highly-anticipated debut EP Sugar & Spice will be released on Friday 25th May. To celebrate the news, Hatchie has unveiled the new single & title track, ‘Sugar & Spice’ (premiered on triple j’s Good Nights, followed by a play on KCRW), and video (premiered via Stereogum), whilst also announcing her first Australian headline tour, including a stop at the inner north’s own The Worker’s Club on Thursday 12th July. 

Speaking of the EP, Harriette Pilbeam (Hatchie) says:

“After writing music that never felt cohesive or special enough to warrant its own venture, ‘Try’ marked a shift in my writing style I wasn’t expecting. I wrote it in early 2015, followed quickly by ‘Sleep’ and ‘Sugar & Spice’. They were written more for myself than for a specific project, in an effort to explore feelings of vulnerability and ecstasy I had previously suppressed. I wanted these songs to sound lush, sparkly, and recreate euphoric feelings I experienced falling in love for the first time. I reworked my demos with Joe Agius, whose production and writing additions achieved the perfect sound I was searching for, giving me confidence to start taking the songs more seriously and continue writing.

“The songs on Sugar & Spice were all written without much thought or pressure from myself or anyone else, allowing me to lay my feelings out like I’ve never done before. Joe & producer John Castle helped shape the sound you can hear in each track, bringing life to each song in its own special way.”

Locally, Hatchie has supported the likes of Ball Park Music & The Temper Trap, played Falls Festival, Laneway Festival (triple j unearthed winner) and looking ahead, will support DMA’s on their national run of shows in June. The following month will see Hatchie embark on her own much-awaited headline tour.

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, 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.”

Hatchie ‘Sugar and Spice’ EP Tour ft. Special Guests

The Worker’s Club 

51 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 

Thursday 12th July/ 8pm 

18+ Event 

Tickets here

Media release courtesy of Mushroom Promotions 

Feature Image Credit: Alex Wall 

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