The best part of seeing Hatchie live is her soft and dreamy nostalgic voice. While it’s no secret her sound is a 90s reboot heavily influenced by pop artists Cocteau Twins, the Sundays, Lush or My Bloody Valentine, the listening experience is akin to re-watching “10 Things I Hate About You” in your PJs on a Sunday morning.
As a relatively new artist on the scene, Hatchie already has a lot to be proud of. Her hit single from her new album Keepsake ‘Without a Blush’ has been enjoying a lot of attention, racking up over 750,000 streams on Spotify alone. Her past hit ‘Sure’ from her Sugar and Spice EP has hit over 3.5million streams, something surely reflected in the crowd’s eager enthusiasm, singing lyrics back at her that night.
The washed out and wistful guitar rifts paired with soothing backing tracks were heightened by the power of Hatchie’s voice, which reverberated across the Oxford Art Factory with the audience clinging to every note. There’s an interesting mix of electronic, dance, and classic indie-rock across Hatchie’s set, so if you haven’t had a chance to listen to her live yet, we’d recommend giving her latest album some attention at the very least.
You can catch Hatchie at Laneway Festival in early 2020.
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2020
Footscray Park, Melbourne
Saturday, 8th February
Accommodation: ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, ibis Melbourne Hotel & Apartments, ibis Melbourne Central, ibis Melbourne Glen Waverley