Hatchie Releases New Single ‘Sure’ + Joins The Ivy League Family

by the partae



Off the back of her breakthrough first single ‘Try’, Brisbane artist-on-the-rise Hatchie is back with the equally stunning new track, ‘Sure’. The new single received its worldwide premiere on triple j’s Good Nights on Monday evening, followed by Zane Lowe on Beats 1 and online via FADER. To coincide with the release, Ivy League Records is thrilled to announce that Hatchie has officially joined the label family and will be releasing her debut EP in 2018.

‘Sure’ continues the story that began with the runaway success of this year’s pop gem ‘Try’. Seemingly coming out of nowhere, ‘Try’ (together with the video, premiered by NPR) introduced Hatchie as an artist to watch. After uploading the track to triple j Unearthed in May, the song instantly got added to radio playlists across the country. triple j’s Nick Findlay called it, “A huge first track!”.
What followed was a deluge of conclusive signs that Hatchie is indeed a star on the rise. She has since signed management and booking deals, has seen her name listed on the bill for various festivals and has managed to reach a global audience – even winning a fan in Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie.
Hatchie is the world of Harriette Pilbeam. To hear her music is to step inside her mind; a dreamy landscape where cascading synths, jangling guitars, propulsive rhythms and white noise undulate beneath undeniable and irresistible pop melodies. Rather than focusing on the external world of her daily life in Brisbane, Pilbeam instead turns her gaze inwards, making a soundtrack out of her daydreams, setting her emotional life to song.
The artist’s instinctual pop nous is undoubtedly on full display in ‘Sure’, but like all of Hatchie’s music, the track trades in shade as well as light. Written on a whim when a melody jumped into Pilbeam’s head, and finished swiftly in one day, ‘Sure’ is at once accessible yet cerebral, walking a line between instant ear worm and something deeper and more oblique. “I think that’s because I’m still making up my mind,” offers Harriette. “I’m kind of jumping between, ‘Do I want to just make fun pop songs? Or do I want it to be more shoegaze and more of a band sound?’ I really love writing pop songs, but then messing them up and turning them into something else. Something darker.”
Having played in her friends’ bands in Brisbane (Go Violets, Babaganouj) Hatchie is Pilbeam’s first foray into solo territory, something she seems undaunted by. “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,” she says. “When I look back on this period of time, I think I’ll see Hatchie as a huge evolutionary force in my life.”
Things don’t seem to be slowing down any time for Hatchie. The artist was recently announced as a finalist for the prestigious Grant McLennan Fellowship. Having already toured nationally with The Creases there are shows supporting Ball Park Musicand The Temper Trap on the horizon plus appearances at Festival Of The Sun and perhaps most impressively, South By South West in Austin next year.

‘Sure’ by Hatchie
Out now through Ivy League Records
Available for streaming & purchase here

2017 & 2018


Saturday 18 November
The Plot, Parramatta Park | Sydney, NSW

Monday 20 November
Laneway/ARIA Showcase, Lansdowne Hotel | Sydney, NSW

Wednesday 22 November
Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW

The Temper Trap support

Thursday 23 November
Croxton Bandroom | Melbourne, VIC

The Temper Trap support

Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 December
Festival of the Sun | Port Macquarie, NSW

Monday 12 – Saturday 17 March 2018
SXSW | Austin TX

Friday 23 February
The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD

Ball Park Music support

Saturday 24 February
The Zoo | Brisbane, QLD

Ball Park Music support

Thursday 1 March
The Gov | Adelaide, SA

Ball Park Music support

Friday 2 March
The Forum | Melbourne, VIC

Ball Park Music support

Sunday 4 March
Badlands Carpark | Perth, WA

Ball Park Music support

Friday 9 March
The Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW 

Ball Park Music support


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