fully hatched

With a de­but EP just around the cor­ner, Aussie mu­si­cian Hatchie is well and truly com­ing into her own

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A me­te­oric rise has made Aussie mu­si­cian Hatchie one to watch.

Hatchie (aka 24-year-old Har­ri­ette Pil­beam) is what you could call an in­stant suc­cess. Within 24 hours of en­ter­ing the world via Triple J’s Un­earthed web­site in May, her track “Try” had been played on the broad­caster not just once, but three times, and hit the top of its charts soon af­ter. Be­fore the week was out, the Bris­bane mu­si­cian had nabbed what some artists take years to land: rep­re­sen­ta­tion not just here, but in the UK and Europe (she’s now repped in the US and Canada, too). Build­ing on that mo­men­tum with her sec­ond sin­gle “Sure”, she’s now work­ing on new ma­te­rial for an EP, due early next year – call­ing on mu­si­cal in­flu­ences as wide as The Sun­days and New Or­der to Carly Rae Jepsen. She’ll ap­pear along­side lo­cal faves Meg Mac and The Prea­tures at Fes­ti­val Of The Sun in De­cem­ber, but this month you can see her at The Plot – and wit­ness her amaz­ing tal­ent first­hand.

THE SUC­CESS OF “TRY” WAS SUR­REAL. I wasn’t ex­pect­ing any­body to re­ally care, es­pe­cially not that quickly. I wrote most of it in 2015, sat on it for a year, then fleshed it out and recorded it in 2016. It felt like a huge weight was lifted af­ter [it was re­leased] – things started falling into place.

THE SONG CAME FROM A PRETTY SAD PLACE. It rep­re­sents the feel­ing of hope­less­ness when you think you have no con­trol over the sit­u­a­tion you’re in, when all you can do is try to lift your­self up and move for­ward. I wrote the verses, which are pretty neg­a­tive, first when I felt re­ally unin­spired. The cho­rus has a [more] op­ti­mistic mes­sage – I felt like the song needed a big lift. I re­ally en­joy mix­ing melan­choly lyrics with bright sounds.

“TRY” GAVE ME THE CON­FI­DENCE TO START MY

Be­fore start­ing Hatchie, I played bass and sung back­ing OWN PROJECT. vo­cals in [bands] Go Vi­o­lets and Babaganouj. I wanted to pur­sue some­thing with a dif­fer­ent pro­duc­tion, writ­ing and vo­cal style, but didn’t re­ally take it se­ri­ously un­til I wrote “Try”.

THERE ARE A COU­PLE OF TRACKS THAT ARE STRAIGHT-UP SUGARYSWEET

– about POP, AND OTH­ERS THAT ARE A LOT DARKER friend­ships, ro­mance, fights, hope­less­ness, eu­pho­ria and quar­ter-life crises... I’m ex­cited to fin­ish record­ing so ev­ery­body can hear them.

“I WASN’T EX­PECT­ING ANY­BODY TO RE­ALLY CARE, ES­PE­CIALLY NOT THAT QUICKLY”

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