A gorgeous portion of shimmering, melancholic summer has just come out of Brisbane, Australia in the form of “Try, the debut single from local Hatchie, the project of Harriette Pilbeam.
“Try” really is a delight and a joy to listen to: anthemic, pounding indie pop with just a little hint of yearning. This was only released a month ago onto Triple J Unearthed – an Australian state-owned radio station that, well, as the title suggests, unearths new talent through its website. And this is the kind of incredible talent that emerges.
Hatchie has already been snapped up by management and will be promoted globally.
“Try” could be classed as shoegaze but has a lighter, brighter appeal, making it a more accessible pop classic. The shimmering glow is underpinned by a more muscular base – and fittingly, Hatchie has listed Siouxsie Sioux as an influence. It has all the hallmarks of Backseat Mafia’s other recent favourite popster emanating from across the Tasman Sea – Fazerdaze. On the strength of this debut, there is much to look forward to from Hatchie.
You can download the single for free here.