5 Songs, 19 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On her debut EP, Hatchie, the Brisbane singer and bassist born Harriette Pilbeam, strums and croons across five dreamy, reverb-drenched indie-pop songs—emphasis on “pop.” “Sure” and the title track are filled with layered vocals and sharp hooks, like a sweetened blend of The Sundays and Cocteau Twins (fun fact: CT's Robin Guthrie is a professed Hatchie fan). Her skill at bridging stargazers and shoegazers extends to “Bad Guy” and “Try,” the latter of which takes a traditional love song and encases it in a delicate crystal shell. For mainstream alt-rock fans, Sugar & Spice is like a gateway drug into the glorious world of dream pop.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On her debut EP, Hatchie, the Brisbane singer and bassist born Harriette Pilbeam, strums and croons across five dreamy, reverb-drenched indie-pop songs—emphasis on “pop.” “Sure” and the title track are filled with layered vocals and sharp hooks, like a sweetened blend of The Sundays and Cocteau Twins (fun fact: CT's Robin Guthrie is a professed Hatchie fan). Her skill at bridging stargazers and shoegazers extends to “Bad Guy” and “Try,” the latter of which takes a traditional love song and encases it in a delicate crystal shell. For mainstream alt-rock fans, Sugar & Spice is like a gateway drug into the glorious world of dream pop.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

SamTMA ,

Dreampop like no other

Thank you for this 💗

homerhot4marge ,

Decent and mellow, can't hurt a fellow.

When I listen to Hatchie's music I feel a mixture of Ivy from the 90s and ABBAs softer melodies.

grindhouse66 ,

Everything nice!

I’m hooked on Sugar & Spice after hearing it on my local NPR station in LA during lunchtime. The chorus stuck with me at work in the afternoon, and I did a lyric search when I got home to find out who sang it. This song, along with the rest of Hatchie’s ouvre, has been on repeat ever since. Can’t wait to catch her (them?) live someday.

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