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Hatchie performing live in Los Angeles, 2018
Hatchie performing live in Los Angeles, 2018
Background information
Birth nameHarriette Pilbeam
Born (1993-05-04) 4 May 1993 (age 30)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
  • Vocals
  • bass
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active2011–present
Member ofBabaganouj

Harriette Pilbeam (born 4 May 1993), known professionally as Hatchie, is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. She has released an EP, Sugar & Spice (2018) and two studio albums: Keepsake (2019) and Giving the World Away (2022).


Harriette Pilbeam was born on 4 May 1993 in Brisbane.[3][4] She started singing as a child, later learning guitar and bass in her teen years, as well as piano and clarinet later on. She studied at Queensland University of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor in Creative Industries, majoring in entertainment[5] before pursuing live music as a creative outlet. She is the bassist and vocalist of the indie rock band Babaganouj,[3] as well as a former member of the band Go Violets, which disbanded in 2014.[6]

Pilbeam made her solo debut under the name Hatchie, her family nickname, with the release of her debut single "Try" in May 2017. The single gained her significant attention in her native Australia.[3] She then signed with Ivy League Records and released her second single "Sure" in November 2017.[7][8] In January 2018, she also signed with Double Double Whammy and Heavenly Recordings.[9][10] In February, "Sure" was remixed by Cocteau Twins' guitarist Robin Guthrie.[11] She released two more singles, "Sugar & Spice" and "Sleep", before releasing her debut EP Sugar & Spice on 25 May.[12][13] The EP consists of the four previously released singles as well as one additional track, titled "Bad Guy".

On 24 October 2018, Hatchie released a new single titled "Adored" for Adult Swim's singles series.[14] On 26 February 2019, Hatchie announced her debut studio album, Keepsake, and released the lead single "Without a Blush".[15] It was followed by two more singles, "Stay with Me" and "Obsessed", before the album was released on 21 June.[16][17]

On 14 September 2021, after announcing that she had signed with the Secretly Canadian label, Hatchie released the single "This Enchanted".[18] On 19 January 2022, Hatchie released another single "Quicksand" off her second album, Giving the World Away. It was released on 22 April 2022.[19] On 9 March 2023, she announced the release of the album's deluxe edition which would be digitally available on 7 April 2023.[20]

Musical style[edit]

Stereogum described Hatchie's music as "a cosmic concoction of dream-pop and shoegaze."[1] Her sound has been compared to various acts, some which she herself cites as influences, including Cocteau Twins, the Sundays, Mazzy Star, Natalie Imbruglia, and the Cranberries.[3] She also cited My Bloody Valentine,[2] Kate Bush, Alvvays,[21] Siouxsie Sioux,[21] Kylie Minogue, Sky Ferreira, Wolf Alice, Chairlift, and Carly Rae Jepsen among her influences.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Hatchie married her fiancé Joe Agius (aka RINSE) on 24 November 2021. The wedding ceremony was held at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada.[23][24]



Title Details Peak chart positions
Keepsake 25
Giving the World Away 51

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Sugar & Spice
  • Released: 25 May 2018
  • Label: Double Double Whammy, Ivy League,
    Heavenly Recordings
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette, digital download


As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Try" 2017 Sugar & Spice
"Sugar & Spice" 2018
"Adored" Non-album single
"Without a Blush" 2019 Keepsake
"Stay with Me"
"Sometimes Always"
(with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart)
2020 Non-album single
"This Enchanted"[18] 2021 Giving the World Away
"Crush"[29] Non-album single
"Quicksand"[30] 2022 Giving the World Away
"Giving the World Away"[31]
"Lights On"[32]
"The Rhythm"[33]
(featuring Liam Benzvi)
"Jai Alai - Hatchie Version"
(DMA's rework)
Non-album single

As a featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Back Into Your Arms"
(RINSE featuring Hatchie)
2021 Wherever I Am
"Worlds Unluckiest Guy"
(Swim Deep featuring Hatchie)
2022 Familiarise Yourself with Your Closest Exit EP
(Winter featuring Hatchie)
What Kind of Blue Are You?
"Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover"
(Methyl Ethel featuring Hatchie)[34]
Non-album single
"For You, I Will"
(George Clanton featuring Hatchie)
2023 Ooh Rap I Ya
"Headlights On"
(Wild Nothing featuring Hatchie)
(GUM; credited as Harriette Pilbeam)
"Real Life"
(GUM; credited as Harriette Pilbeam)

Awards and nominations[edit]

AIR Awards[edit]

The Australian Independent Record Awards (commonly known informally as AIR Awards) is an annual awards night to recognise, promote and celebrate the success of Australia's Independent Music sector.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
AIR Awards of 2019[35][36] Hatchie Breakthrough Independent Artist Nominated

J Award[edit]

The J Awards are an annual series of Australian music awards that were established by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's youth-focused radio station Triple J. They commenced in 2005.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
J Awards of 2019[37] Keepsake Australian Album of the Year Nominated

National Live Music Awards[edit]

The National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) are a broad recognition of Australia's diverse live industry, celebrating the success of the Australian live scene. The awards commenced in 2016.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
National Live Music Awards of 2019[38][39] Hatchie Live Pop Act of the Year Nominated
International Live Achievement (Solo) Nominated


  1. ^ a b Available only on the album's DSP deluxe version.


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  2. ^ a b "Introducing Hatchie, the Dream-Pop Idol of Tomorrow". Pitchfork. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
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  6. ^ "RIP Brisbane's Go Violets, we hardly knew ye". Faster Louder. 20 March 2014. Archived from the original on 15 September 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
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  9. ^ "New Signing & Single: Hatchie 'Sure'". Heavenly Recordings. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Hatchie Signs to Double Double Whammy!". Double Double Whammy. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
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  15. ^ "Hatchie Announces Debut Album 'Keepsake': Hear "Without a Blush"". Stereogum. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Hatchie "Stay with Me" Video Out Now". Double Double Whammy. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Hatchie Releases New Single and Video "Obsessed". Double Double Whammy. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Hatchie Signs to Secretly Canadian, Shares Video for New Song "This Enchanted": Watch". Pitchfork. 14 September 2021. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  19. ^ Minsker, Evan (19 January 2022). "Hatchie Announces New Album and Tour, Shares New Song 'Quicksand': Listen". Pitchfork. Condé Nast Media. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  20. ^ a b "Hatchie – "Rooftops" (Feat. Liam Benzvi)". Stereogum. 8 March 2023. Retrieved 8 March 2023.
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  29. ^ "Hatchie drops smoky cover of Jennifer Paige's 1998 hit 'Crush'". NME Australia. 9 October 2021. Retrieved 13 February 2023.
  30. ^ "Hatchie shares dreamy video for "Quicksand", second single from new album Giving the World Away". NME Australia. 20 January 2022. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  31. ^ "New Aus Music Playlist Additions – 18/02/22". Music Feeds. 18 February 2022. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  32. ^ "Hatchie "Lights On"". Stereogum. 22 March 2022. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  33. ^ "New Aus Music Playlist ADDITIONS – 22/04/22". Music Feeds. 22 April 2022. Retrieved 25 April 2022.
  34. ^ "Methyl Ethel - Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover (feat. Hatchie)". Band Camp. 16 September 2022. Retrieved 16 September 2022.
  35. ^ "2019 AIR Awards Nominees". 28 March 2019. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  36. ^ "History Wins". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  37. ^ "The J Award 2019". Triple J. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2019. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  38. ^ "HERE ARE YOUR 2019 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES!". NLMA. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  39. ^ "AND THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS ARE…". NLMA. 5 December 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.

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