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12 Best Songs of the Week: Spiritualized, Hatchie, Bartees Strange, Say Sue Me, and More

Plus Sorry, Hot Chip, Andrew Bird, Florence + the Machine, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 22, 2022

Welcome to the sixteenth Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a nice week for new album releases, including the latest by Spiritualized, Hatchie, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fontaines D.C., and others, some of which gave us fodder for Songs of the Week. We ended up with 12 new songs were really liked, with some strong honorable mentions as well. This week’s artists traverse the globe: Australia, England, South Korea, Sweden, and of course America. More

Apr 22, 2022

Hatchie, the shoegaze/dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam, has released a new album, Giving the World Away, today via Secretly Canadian. Now she has shared a video for the album’s “The Rhythm,” which wasn’t a pre-release single. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Craig Finn, Fontaines D.C., Good Morning, Hatchie, and More

Plus Jane Inc, Shearwater, Soft Cell, Bauhaus, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 25, 2022

Welcome to the twelfth Songs of the Week of 2022. This week two icons from the 1980s united for a single and another artist from that era released their first new song in 14 years. There were also a couple of album tracks we loved. Tally it all up and we settled at 13 favorite songs this week. More

Hatchie Shares Video for New Song “Lights On”

Giving the World Away Due Out April 22 via Secretly Canadian

Mar 22, 2022

Hatchie, the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam, is releasing a new album, Giving the World Away, on April 22 via Secretly Canadian. Now she has shared its fourth single, album opener track “Lights On,” via a video for it. More

“Covers of Covers” – Under the Radar’s First Album Is Out Today – Stream or Buy It Now

Covers of Covers Out Now via American Laundromat; Some Proceeds Benefit Sweet Relief

Mar 04, 2022

Covers of Covers, our first album, came out today on CD and digitally via American Laundromat. You can stream it now. You can also buy it directly from American Laundromat, via Bandcamp, or on Amazon. Today we posted a track-by-track article on the album, in which all 20 artists discuss their contribution. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Nilüfer Yanya, Destroyer, Oceanator, Kurt Vile, and More

Plus Sondre Lerche, Georgia Harmer, Widowspeak, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 18, 2022

Welcome to the seventh Songs of the Week of 2022. We were very indecisive this week, there were too many songs we liked and had trouble narrowing it down to only 10. So this week we have an expanded Top 13. More

Hatchie Shares Lyric Video for New Song “Giving the World Away”

Giving the World Away Due Out April 22 via Secretly Canadian

Feb 15, 2022

Hatchie, the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam, is releasing a new album, Giving the World Away, on April 22 via Secretly Canadian. Now she has shared its second single, title track “Giving the World Away,” via a lyric video for it. More

Under the Radar’s Top 130 Songs of 2021

Our Favorite 2021 Tracks That You Can Listen to All Day Long, All Day Long

Jan 25, 2022

It is confounding that so many outlets insist on posting best songs of the year lists in early December. Not only are there several more weeks left in the year, in which a number of potential great songs could be released, it also takes time to digest all the tracks released in November and earlier in the fall. We’ve obviously taken too much time. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Hatchie, Nilüfer Yanya, Daniel Rossen, Beach House, and More

Plus Jenny Hval, A Place to Bury Strangers, Darkside, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 21, 2022

Welcome to the third Songs of the Week of 2022. This week there were some exciting new album announcements (Hatchie, Daniel Rossen, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Jenny Hval) and Beach House put out another five songs from their new album. More

Hatchie Announces New Album and Tour, Shares Video for New Song “Quicksand”

Giving the World Away Due Out April 22 via Secretly Canadian

Jan 19, 2022

Hatchie, the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam, has announced a new album, Giving the World Away, and shared a new song from it, “Quicksand,” via a video for the single. She’s also announced some North American tour dates. More

Under the Radar Announces “Covers of Covers” Album, Shares Grandaddy and EMA Tracks

Covers of Covers Due Out March 4, 2022 via American Laundromat; Also Features Cassandra Jenkins, Alex Lahey, Peter Bjorn and John, Hatchie, Nation of Language, Cults, Kevin Drew, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Girl Ray, Piroshka, and More

Dec 21, 2021

Under the Radar is proud to announce Covers of Covers, which is the magazine’s first ever album. In honor of our 20th anniversary we approached some of our favorite musicians and asked them to cover any song by any artist who had been on the front or back cover of our print issue over the years. Covers of Covers is due out March 4, 2022 via American Laundromat, but today we are sharing two of its tracks: Grandaddy’s cover of Metric’s “Blindness” and EMA’s cover of Modest Mouse’s “Trailer Trash.” More

Hatchie Shares New Cover of Jennifer Paige’s “Crush”

As Part of Secretly Canadian’s SC25 Singles 25th Anniversary Singles Series; Also Hear New Song from Meernaa

Oct 08, 2021

Hatchie, the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam, has shared a new cover of Jennifer Paige’s 1998 hit “Crush.” It is the latest installment in SC25 Singles, Secretly Canadian’s 25th anniversary singles series. The Oakland, CA-based band Meernaa has also shared a new song today, “Bells,” as part of the singles series. More

14 Best Songs of the Week: The War on Drugs, Hatchie, Sam Evian, Magdalena Bay, and More

Plus Tonstartssbandht, Snail Mail, My Morning Jacket, Coco, Ducks Ltd., and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 17, 2021

Welcome to the 35th Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a blockbuster week for new songs, with lots of strong contenders. We tried to show a bit of restraint and keep it to an already over-stuffed Top 12, but then we just went for it with a Top 14. I mean, whose going to tell us we can’t pick 14 favorite songs? It’s our website and we have no corporate overlords. More

Hatchie Shares Video for New Song “This Enchanted”

She Has Also Signed to Secretly Canadian

Sep 14, 2021

Hatchie, the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam, has shared a new song, “This Enchanted,” via a video for it. It is her first single for Secretly Canadian and her signing with the label has also been announced today. More

Under the Radar Announces The Protest Issue with Japanese Breakfast and HAIM on the Covers

Issue 68 Out Now and Also Includes Julien Baker, Wolf Alice, Tegan and Sara, Arlo Parks, Fleet Foxes, Jessie Ware, Shamir, Lucy Dacus, Valerie June, David Byrne, Julian Casablancas, and Much More

Apr 21, 2021

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Japanese Breakfast and HAIM on the two covers and is another edition of The Protest Issue, which examines the intersection of music and politics and features musicians photographed with protest signs of their own making. More

RINSE Shares Video for New Song “Tamaryn (Wherever I Am)”

Wherever I Am EP Will Be Out on March 5

Feb 02, 2021

RINSE (aka Joe Agius) has shared a video for his new song “Tamaryn (Wherever I Am).” The song is from his upcoming EP, Wherever I Am, which will be out on March 5. More

14 Best Songs of the Last Three Weeks: Casper Clausen, Kiwi Jr., RINSE, Sleaford Mods, and More

Plus Kevin Morby, Crowded House, Django Django, and a Wrap-up of the Last Three Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 13, 2020

Welcome to the 42nd Songs of the Week of 2020. We haven’t done a Songs of the Week in three weeks. Because of last week’s presidential election there were hardly any new songs of note released and we were too on edge awaiting the outcome to be decided to focus on new music. The week before was the run up to Halloween and there were certainly some worthy songs then, but for whatever reason we didn’t get Songs of the Week finished in time and abandoned it. So this week’s Songs of the Week covers the last three weeks, but mainly songs from this week and two weeks ago. More

Hatchie and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Cover The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Sometimes Always”

All Proceeds This Friday Will Go to The Movement for Black Lives and The Loveland Foundation.

Jun 04, 2020

Although The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have recently broken up, they have teamed up with Hatchie to cover “Sometime Always,” The Jesus and Mary Chain’s collaboration with Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval from 1994. More

Under the Radar Announces My Favorite Album Issue with Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney Covers

Issue 66 Features Musicians and Actors on Their All-Time Favorite Albums, including Tegan and Sara, Wilco, Weyes Blood, Sigur Rós, Fred Armisen, Topher Grace, Jay Baruchel, Low, and more

Sep 27, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the My Favorite Album Issue, our new print issue in which we speak to musicians and actors about their all-time favorite album. The issue features Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney on the two covers and is available to buy directly from us here, as well as being distributed in stores nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere). More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Hatchie, Mark Ronson and Angel Olsen, Absolutely Free, and More

Plus Devendra Banhart, Metronomy, Luke Temple, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 21, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It’s a supersized edition, with a Top 12 instead of a Top 10. A ton of new albums were announced in the last week and then there were some albums and EPs released today featuring non-single tracks we’ve been dying to share in Songs of the Week. More

Album of the Week: Hatchie

Plus Stream New Albums from Mark Ronson, Bedouine, Hot Chip, The Raconteurs, Kirin J Callinan, Richard Reed Parry, and More

Jun 21, 2019

Hatchie is the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. Her debut album, Keepsake, was released today via Double Double Whammy and it’s our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album below. More

Hatchie – Stream the Debut Album and Read Our Rave Review of It

Keepsake Out Now via Double Double Whammy

Jun 21, 2019

Hatchie is the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. Her debut album, Keepsake, was released today via Double Double Whammy. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. You can also read our rave review of it. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Jarvis Cocker, Hatchie, The National, Younghusband, and More

Plus Men I Trust, Alex Lahey, The Raconteurs, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 17, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We weren’t blown away by too many new tracks this week, beyond the Top 4 on the list below, hence a slightly shorter list this week. More

May 16, 2019

Hatchie is the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. Her debut album, Keepsake, is due out June 21 via Double Double Whammy. Now she has shared another song from the album, “Obsessed,” via a fun video for the track that features footage of Pilbeam and her band on tour in America and elsewhere. Hatchie has also announced some new U.S. tour dates for this September. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Rose Elinor Dougall, Hatchie, Weyes Blood, Loma, and More

Plus The National, Alex Lahey, Hot Chip, Vampire Weekend and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 05, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were a slew of notable new tracks to choose from this week, but our #1 is a song we’ve been planning to add to the Songs of the Week list for a while now and finally could now that the album has been released today. More

Hatchie Shares “Crying-in-the-Club” Video for New Song “Stay With Me”

Keepsake Due Out June 21 via Double Double Whammy

Apr 02, 2019

Hatchie is the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. Her debut album, Keepsake, is due out June 21 via Double Double Whammy. Previously she shared a video for its first single, “Without a Blush,” which was our #1 Song of the Week. Now she has shared another song from the album, danceable breakup song “Stay With Me,” via a video for the track. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Hatchie, Stella Donnelly, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and More

Plus Foals, Wand, Tindersticks, Diane Coffee, Kevin Morby, C Duncan, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 01, 2019

The big news in Under the Radar land this week was that we announced our new print issue today. The issue features Mitski on the front cover and boygenius (Julien Baker + Phoebe Bridgers + Lucy Dacus) on the back cover. More

Hatchie Announces Debut Album, Shares Video for New Song “Without a Blush”

Keepsake Due Out June 21 via Double Double Whammy

Feb 26, 2019

Hatchie is the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. Back in May 2018 she released her debut EP under the Hatchie name, Sugar & Spice, via Double Double Whammy. Despite it being an EP, it made it on our Top 100 Albums of 2018 list. Now she has announced her debut full-length album, Keepsake, and shared a video for its first single, “Without a Blush.” More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Steve Gunn, Thom Yorke, Hatchie, Julia Holter, and More

Plus The Good, The Bad, & The Queen; boygenius; Beirut; Beach House; and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 26, 2018

This week’s Songs of the Week list is a supersized edition, with a Top 12 rather than our regular Top 10. Various new album announcements this week, as well as some excellent albums being released today, resulted in the need to make room for two extra tracks. More

Hatchie Shares New Song “Adored”

Part of Adult Swim Singles Program

Oct 24, 2018

Hatchie is the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. Back in May she released her debut EP under the Hatchie name, Sugar & Spice, via Double Double Whammy. Now she has shared a brand new song, “Adored.” It was shared via the Adult Swim Singles Program. More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 64 with Kamasi Washington on the Cover

Issue 64 Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Interpol, Beach House, Wild Nothing, Death Cab for Cutie, Suede, Natalie Prass, Ethan Hawke vs. Phosphorescent, Christine and the Queens, Low, Snail Mail, and Much More

Aug 31, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Kamasi Washington on the cover. More

Hatchie Shares Video for “Bad Guy” and Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Sugar & Spice EP Out Now via Double Double Whammy

Jun 27, 2018

Hatchie is the project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. Last month she released her debut EP under the Hatchie name, Sugar & Spice, via Double Double Whammy. Now she has shared a video for “Bad Guy” and announced some U.S. tour dates, including some shows opening for Snail Mail and Alvvays. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Love Language, Flasher, The Flaming Lips, and More

Plus Wooden Shjips, James Blake, HAERTS, Mutual Benefit, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 25, 2018

It was a bit tough putting together a Songs of the Week this week. Chalk it up to the Memorial Day three-day weekend I guess, but for whatever reason artists, publicists, and labels weren’t overeager to release a lot of great new tracks this week. More

May 25, 2018

Hatchie is the project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. Today she released her debut EP under the Hatchie name, Sugar & Spice, via Double Whammy. You can now stream it below. It features “Bad Guy,” the EP’s closing track, which is the only song from the EP not to be previously shared. More

Album of the Week: Tracyanne & Danny

Tracyanne & Danny Out Now via Merge

May 25, 2018

Tracyanne & Danny, is a new project from Camera Obscura frontwoman Tracyanne Campbell and Danny Coughlan (who has previously released music as Crybaby). Their self-titled debut album, Tracyanne & Danny, came out today via Merge. More

10 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Courtney Barnett, Hatchie, Snail Mail, and More

Plus Father John Misty, Jim James, Wooden Shjips, Amber Arcades, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 27, 2018

We skipped Songs of the Week last week because we were kind of on vacation, so this week’s post encompasses songs from the last two weeks. And that’s just as well, because this week was light on new tracks, whereas last week was fairly strong (only three of our Top 10 are songs from this week). More

Hatchie Shares Video for New Song “Sleep”

Sugar & Spice EP Due Out May 25 via Double Whammy

Apr 25, 2018

Hatchie is the project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. She previously played in the bands Babaganouj and Go Violets and on May 25 she is releasing her debut EP under the Hatchie name, Sugar & Spice, via Double Whammy. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Beach House, Friendly Fires, Hatchie, Say Sue Me, Jon Hassell, and More

Plus Daniel Rossen, Eleanor Friedberger, Ryley Walker, Jess Williamson, Melody's Echo Chamber, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 06, 2018

Songs of the Week is fairly easy to put together, there are obviously standout tracks and it’s just a case of working out the order. Other weeks there are few great tracks and it’s a real struggle. This week there was an obvious #1 in Beach House and then there were so, so many other tracks to decide between to come up with a Top 10. More

Hatchie Shares Video for New Song “Sugar & Spice”

Sugar & Spice EP Due Out May 25 via Double Whammy

Apr 04, 2018

Hatchie is the project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. She previously played in the bands Babaganouj and Go Violets and on May 25 she is releasing her debut EP under the Hatchie name, Sugar & Spice, via Double Whammy. Now she has shared its title track via a video for the song. More



Interviews

Apr 22, 2022

Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam, aka Hatchie, like many artists, began to feel she might be approaching some sort of artistic existential crossroads as the global pandemic turned the world upside down. Would people have forgotten about her during the lockdown? Would she be able to maintain the momentum she’d established following her acclaimed debut album? Did she, musically, continue in the same vein or push herself out of her comfort zone and expand her sound into other areas? More

“Covers of Covers” – Inside Under the Radar’s First Album

Track-by-Track: Each Artist on Their Contribution to the Album

Mar 04, 2022

When hatching plans to celebrate Under the Radar’s 20th anniversary I knew I wanted to go beyond just producing a special 20th anniversary issue. Despite two decades of writing about albums, one thing we’d never done is actually put one out ourselves. Thus I came upon the idea for Covers of Covers. The concept was so perfect and simple that I’m surprised we hadn’t thought of it before. We approached some of our favorite musicians and asked them to cover any song by any artist who had been on the front or back cover of our print issue over the years, including artists that had appeared in group cover shots. More

My Favorite Album: Hatchie on Carole King’s “Tapestry”

“I find it’s one of the few records that really moves me.”

Sep 11, 2020

For 26-year-old Australian songwriter Harriette Pilbeam, Carole King’s 1971 album Tapestry might seem an odd choice for favorite album. But for Pilbeam, who last year released the dance-y dream pop Keepsake, her full-length debut under the moniker Hatchie, it came down to family. More

Hatchie on “Sugar & Spice”

Patience and Love

Nov 20, 2018

“Even he would make fun of himself for being a grumpy old guy!” Hariette Pilbeam, the 25-year-old Brisbane-based dream pop songwriter known as Hatchie, is recalling how surprisingly down to earth and welcomingly ordinary she found Robin Guthrie, whose band Cocteau Twinsperhaps the foremost act in the extensive dream pop canonis a blatant influence. More


Reviews

Apr 21, 2022

Brisbane, Australia-based singer/songwriter Hatchie’s debut EP, Sugar and Spice, and subsequent full-length album, Keepsake, blended sugar-sweet harmonies, undulating synths, and layered gauzy shoegaze guitars to create something of a masterclass in bittersweet dream pop. It drew comparisons to venerated artists from the past such as The Sundays, Chapterhouse, and even My Bloody Valentine at the poppier end of their noise spectrum. More

Jun 19, 2019

Off the back of some really strong early singles and EPs, it’s fair to say that Hatchie’s debut album Keepsake was always going to be one to look out for this year. More