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Harriette Pilbeam (born 4 May 1993), known professionally as Hatchie, is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. She released her debut EP, Sugar & Spice, in 2018 and her debut studio album Keepsake on June 21, 2019.

Hatchie
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Hatchie performing live in Los Angeles, 2018
Background information
Birth nameHarriette Pilbeam
Born (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 26)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
GenresDream pop[1][2]
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • bass
  • guitar

  • piano
  • clarinet
Years active2011–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitehatchie.net

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Life and careerEdit

Harriette Pilbeam was born on 4 May 1993 in Brisbane.[3][4] She started singing as a child, later learning guitar and bass in her teen years, as well as piano and clarinet later on. She studied entertainment, music, and management in college before pursuing live music as a creative outlet. She's the bassist and vocalist of the indie rock band Babaganouj,[3] as well as a former member of the band Go Violets, which disbanded in 2014.[5]

Pilbeam made her solo debut under the name Hatchie, her family's nickname, with the release of her debut single "Try" in May 2017. The single gained her significant attention in her native Australia.[3] She then signed with Ivy League Records and released her second single "Sure" in November 2017.[6][7] In January 2018, she also signed with Double Double Whammy and Heavenly Recordings.[8][9] In February, "Sure" was remixed by Cocteau Twins' guitarist Robin Guthrie.[10] She released two more singles, "Sugar & Spice" and "Sleep", before releasing her debut EP Sugar & Spice on 25 May.[11][12] The EP consists of the four previously released singles as well as one additional track, titled "Bad Guy".

On 24 October 2018, Hatchie released a new single titled "Adored" for Adult Swim's singles series.[13] On 26 February 2019, Hatchie announced her debut studio album, Keepsake, and released the lead single "Without a Blush".[14] It was followed by two more singles, "Stay with Me" and "Obsessed", before the album was released on 21 June.[15][16]

Musical styleEdit

Stereogum described Hatchie's music as "a cosmic concoction of dream-pop and shoegaze."[1] Her sound has been compared to various acts, some which she herself cites as influences, including Cocteau Twins, the Sundays, Mazzy Star, Natalie Imbruglia, and the Cranberries.[3] She also cited My Bloody Valentine,[2] Kate Bush, Alvvays,[17] Siouxsie Sioux,[18] Kylie Minogue, Sky Ferreira, Wolf Alice, Chairlift, and Carly Rae Jepsen among her influences.[19]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUS
[20]
Keepsake 25

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Sugar & Spice
  • Released: 25 May 2018
  • Label: Double Double Whammy, Ivy League,
    Heavenly Recordings
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette, digital download

SinglesEdit

Title Year Album
"Try" 2017 Sugar & Spice
"Sure"
"Sugar & Spice" 2018
"Sleep"
"Adored" non-album single
"Without a Blush" 2019 Keepsake
"Stay with Me"
"Obsessed"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Hatchie Interview: Brisbane Dream Pop Act Talks 'Sugar & Spice'". Stereogum. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Introducing Hatchie, the Dream-Pop Idol of Tomorrow". Pitchfork. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Hatchie | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  4. ^ @hihatchie (4 May 2017). "Just in time for my bday and the one year anniversary of my first release" (Tweet). Retrieved 29 May 2018 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "RIP Brisbane's Go Violets, we hardly knew ye". Faster Louder. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Brisbane's Hatchie Signs To Ivy League Records". theMusic. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Sure - Single by Hatchie on Apple Music". Apple Music. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  8. ^ "New Signing & Single: Hatchie 'Sure'". Heavenly Recordings. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Hatchie Signs to Double Double Whammy!". Double Double Whammy. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Sure (Robin Guthrie Remix) - Single by Hatchie on Apple Music". Apple Music. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Sugar & Spice - EP by Hatchie on Apple Music (United States)". Apple Music. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Sugar & Spice - EP by Hatchie on Apple Music (Australia)". Apple Music. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Hatchie Shares New Song "Adored"". Pitchfork. 24 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Hatchie Announces Debut Album 'Keepsake': Hear "Without a Blush"". Stereogum. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Hatchie "Stay with Me" Video Out Now". Double Double Whammy. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Hatchie Releases New Single and Video "Obsessed". Double Double Whammy. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  17. ^ Moreland, Quinn (4 May 2018). "Introducing Hatchie, the Dream-Pop Idol of Tomorrow". Pitchfork. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  18. ^ Moreland, Quinn (4 May 2018). "Introducing Hatchie, the Dream-Pop Idol of Tomorrow". Pitchfork. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Shoegazey with a Dream Pop Edge: Introducing Hatchie". Noisey. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  20. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 1 July 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  21. ^ Minsker, Evan (26 February 2019). "Hatchie Announces Debut Album, Shares New Song "Without a Blush": Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved 26 February 2019.

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