Hatchie at WFUV (photo by Dan Tuozzoli)
Hatchie, the band led by singer, songwriter and bassist Harriette Pilbeam, spins the kind of luscious dream pop that recalls the shimmering, shoegazing legacy of Ride or Cocteau Twins, but carves out its own distinctive path too.
Pilbeam is the architect of Hatchie’s destiny. The Brisbane-based band’s first EP, Sugar & Spice, released in the spring of 2018, offers up a taste of the Australian group’s huge potential via four tracks that touch on the complexities of love, all propelled by the sweep of synths and the exhilarating jangle and reverb of guitars.
Hatchie’s debut album is tentatively slated for an early 2019 release – written and recorded during breaks in the band’s busy touring schedule and reflective of Pilbeam’s own growth as a songwriter.
For this FUV Live session, Pilbeam talks about the music she loves and the surprising remix of “Sure” by Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie.