Posts Tagged ‘Sugar and Spice’

Hatchie has revealed details of her debut EP ‘Sugar & Spice’ and released the title track with a excellent new video today. ‘Sugar & Spice’ follows the previously released singles ‘Try’ & ‘Sure’ from the Brisbane based artist Harriette Pilbeam.

The video for ‘Sugar & Spice’ was made by Hatchie band-member Joe Agius, with Harriette Pilbeam:

Joe and I spent about an hour filming with the guys and two days drawing for the video. It’s such a fun short song, so we wanted something simple and colourful, and less serious than our previous videos. Joe came up with the concept and we took inspiration from our old school scrapbooks.”

“‘Sugar And Spice’ may not be everything nice, but it’s sure a heck of a lot of it. Basically a perfect radio-friendly indie-pop song — it matches its spangly guitar shimmer with vocal harmonies

‘SUGAR & SPICE’ EP

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Hatchie is the stage name of Brisbane-based indie/dream pop singer/songwriter Harriette Pilbeam. She’s been in the Brisbane music scene for a few years as a member of two other bands, but this is her first project that she’s been the front of. She released a shimmering indie-pop single called “Try” earlier this year, and followed that with a further track “Sure” a month ago. She’s set to release her debut EP early next year, and it’s probably safe to assume that this song will be on that record.

In general, there’s a Milk and Kisses-era Cocteaus feeling. There’s also quite a bit of jangly guitars that remind me of the indie rock of the early 90s. The song, according to what I’ve read, is about a couple who keep breaking up and getting back together. They’re giving it one last go because they can’t live with or without each other.

The video seems to be a deliberate glove-tap to the indie pop videos of the early-mid 1990s. The stripey shirt worn by the guitar player. The jangly acoustic guitar. The bank of TVs with horizontal TV noise and video feedback/recursive image. The classic 8-eye Doc Martens worn by Pilbeam. This is all stuff that takes me back to the golden age of indie pop, All I know about the forthcoming EP is that it’s called Sugar and Spice and that it’s due out “early next year”.

thanks thisisthatsong