It was way back in June 2017 that our attention was grabbed by Brisbane songwriter Hatchie with her debut single ‘Try’, having just attracted a management deal and on the cusp of a global expansion. Now, only eight months later, Hatchie has been signed by highly respected Heavenly Recordings for UK/Europe and Double Double Whammy/Polyvinyl for North America and she is playing at SXSW. Not bad, but that’s not all.

In what must be considered the ultimate achievement for any musician in the indie pop/shoegaze zone, she has released a track ‘Sure’ which has been given the remix treatment by the legendary Robyn Guthrie from Cocteau Twins.

The remix adds a glorious sheen to what was already a gorgeous song:

There is Linger-esque melancholia and that distinctive Guthrie shimmer that makes this so special – think heavenly melodies and that jingle-jangle rickenbacker guitar sound. “Sure” is available now through Heavenly Recordings.

Hatchie is the solo work of Brisbane’s Harriette Pilbeam, with a track record in another excellent Brisbane band Babaganouj. She says “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. When I look back on this period of time, I think I’ll see Hatchie as a huge evolutionary force in my life.”. It is certainly a very welcome force.

Hatchie’s tour across the US, UK and Australia are:

23rd Feb – Brisbane, AUS – The Tivoli * (SOLD OUT)
24th Feb – Brisbane, AUS – The Zoo * (SOLD OUT)
25th Feb – Brisbane, AUS – The Tivoli *
1st Mar – Adelaide, AUS – The Gov * (SOLD OUT)
2nd Mar – Melbourne, AUS – The Forum * (SOLD OUT)
4th Mar – Perth, AUS – Badlands Carpark *
9th Mar – Sydney, AUS – Enmore * (SOLD OUT)
12th-17th Mar – Austin, USA – SXSW
19th Mar – Los Angeles, USA – School Night
22nd Mar – New York, USA – Mercury Lounge ^
5th May – Leeds, UK – Live At Leeds
5th May – Manchester, UK – Sound City Festival
6th May – Salford, UK – Sounds of the Other City
7th May – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds •
8th May – Glasgow, UK – The Hug & Pint •
10th May – London, UK – Shacklewell Arms
16th May – London, UK – The Social
17th-19th May – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
23rd May – London, UK – Sebright Arms
1st Jun – Brisbane, AUS – The Tivoli #
2nd Jun – Adelaide, AUS – The Barton Theatre #
3rd Jun – Fremantle, AUS – Metropolis #
9th Jun – Melbourne, AUS – The Forum #
10th Jun – Sydney, AUS – The Enmore #

* – W/ Ball Park Music
^ – W/ Men I Trust
• – W/ DMA’s
# – W/ Anna Burch