Say hello to Hatchie, fresh outta Brisvegas and your new fave dream-pop artist
She's just been added to BIGSOUND and Volumes, and has a big 2017 ahead.
If you have a passing interest in Australian music (and assuming you peruse our site at all there's a good chance this is the case), you've probably just heard of Hatchie. Recently releasing her debut single, Try, the Brisbane-based artist known to friends and family as Harriette Pilbeam, has captured the attention of many, including us. The track is a wonderfully accomplished slice of dreamy pop, especially as a first cab off the rank. The track also recently got its own video clip, and you can check it out below, get to know Hatchie a little better, and go see her at BIGSOUND or VOLUMES Festival, both of which she's just been announced on.
Tell us about yourself:
My name's Harriette, I'm from Brisbane.
What's the vibe music-wise?
To me it's an amalgamation of a bunch of different things but it's probably best described as dream-pop. I like to layer plenty of vocal harmonies with synths and swirly guitars.
I usually start with a simple chorus, verse, chord structure or melody before fleshing it out over a few days. I re-recorded this demo again and again, working on lyrics, structure and production ideas. My production guru Joe Agius usually jumps in around this point to help with synths and guitars so we have a strong concept before heading into the studio. I usually like to record just drums and vocals in studio before we work on the synths and guitars at home so we can spend days and weeks finding my ideal sound.
Can you tell us about your new single/video clip, Try:
Try was the first song I wrote for this project. I had a demo sitting on my computer for about a year before I finally decided to record it in Melbourne with the amazing John Castle. The clip was shot and edited by Joe Agius around Brisbane! We wanted something really simple as a nice introduction to Hatchie.
What's the rest of the year have in store?
I'm hoping to play a bunch of shows around Australia, plus a few super secret special plans - you'll have to wait and find out!
Where can we hear more of your music:
In the future! Try is my first release but I have plenty more music coming out over the next year.
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