It’s no surprise to learn Hatchie has fans in high places. The Aussie newcomer counts a Cocteau Twin amongst her admirers, and after one listen to her latest slice of dazzling dream-pop it’s easy to hear why.
The shoegazey ‘Sure’ is a head-first plunge into Harriette Pilbeam’s astral world, with its twinkling constellation of glistening synths, floaty guitars and airy vocals making for a lofty experience.
With the hook-loaded tune already racking up an impressive number of plays on Spotify and beyond, we caught up with Brisbane-based Hatchie to talk ‘Sure’ and the story so far.
‘Sure’ is a dreamy gem. How did the track come about?
“I wrote ‘Sure’ a couple of months ago after ‘Try’ came out. It’s funny because I wrote ‘Try’ about two years before it came out and sat with it for a while before deciding if I should release it, whereas with ‘Sure’ I knew straight away I wanted to release it next. I came up with the chorus when I was playing around with the tuning of my guitar and finished writing the whole song that day, which is also unusual for me – I usually like to write songs over a few sessions to let them breathe. It’s a really special song to me for these reasons. It felt right straight away.”
How did the Hatchie project start out?
“I’ve been writing for a few years and playing in bands with friends, but I wanted an avenue for my more personal and produced songs.”
What inspired your name?
“It’s a nickname my parents gave me as a kid that just stuck!”
Who are the Top 5 biggest influences on your sound right now?
“The Sundays, Cocteau Twins, The Horrors, DIIV and Lush.”
Any other new artists you have played with and would recommend?
“Gauci and Felix Lush from Sydney!!”
And finally, what does the remainder of 2017 hold for Hatchie?
“Finishing recording my debut EP which is coming out next year!”