You can expect a number of cool things in the future from this partnership, in fact we've already got one for ya ;-)
Lomelda, Hatchie, and Hovvdy will be kicking off this stacked SXSW showcase. Come celebrate with all of us and stay tuned for the special guest announcement.
We're so excited for what 2018 has in store for DDW/Polyvinyl and we can't wait to have you along for the ride. <3
We are so excited to announce that Hatchie has joined the DDW family :')
Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, the band will be playing their first ever US shows in March, as well as a lengthy Australian + UK tour. All dates + details below!
Catch up with these two incredible singles from Hatchie, "Sure" + "Try"
Hatchie is the world of Harriette Pilbeam. Having played in other Australian bands, Hatchie is Pilbeam's first foray into solo territory, something she seems undaunted by. "I feel like I'm only just beginning to really assert myself in the world and the Hatchie project has forced me to reassess and make so many positive changes," she says. "When I look back on this period of time, I think I'll see Hatchie as a huge evolutionary force in my life."
The instinctual pop nous is undoubtedly on full display in "Sure," but like all of Hatchie's music, the track trades in shade as well as light. It's at once accessible yet cerebral, walking a line between instant ear worm and something deeper and more oblique. It continues the story that began with pop gem "Try;" a runaway success at home in Australia, which also won Hatchie a fan in Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie. "It's pretty weird being social media friends with one of your heroes" laughs Pilbeam.
"Hazy and misty, but with pop-rooted forward momentum; the glistening guitars and synthesizers, along with Pilbeam's ethereal vocal delivery, evoke (apt) Cocteau Twins comparisons." - NPR
"Transfixing and genuinely catchy - like, turn-of-the-century radio pop catchy." - The FADER
"Shoegazey with a dream pop edge... Somewhere between Cocteau Twins and Sky Ferreira." - Noisey
2/12–18 / Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/19 / Los Angeles, CA @ School Night
17 Feb / Mountain Goat Valley Crawl / Brisbane, QLD
23 Feb / The Tivoli / Brisbane, QLD SOLD OUT
24 Feb / The Zoo (U18) / Brisbane, QLD
25 Feb / The Tivoli / Brisbane, QLD
1 Mar / The Gov / Adelaide, SA
2 Mar / The Forum / Melbourne, VIC
4 Mar / Badlands Carpark / Perth, WA
9 Mar / Enmore Theatre / Sydney, NSW
*With Ball Park Music
5 May / Live At Leeds / Leeds
5 May / Sound City Festival / Liverpool
6 May / Sounds of the Other City / Manchester
10 May / Shacklewell Arms / London
16 May / The Social / London
17 May – 19 May / The Great Escape / Brighton
23 May / Sebright Arms / London
Follow Hatchie on social media and stay tuned for some new music very soon ;-)
Today we're so excited to announce that Lomelda will be joining the DDW family. :) The band has also announced today that they'll be joining Pinegrove and Florist on a US tour this fall (dates below). Keep an ear to the ground for new music from Lomelda in the coming weeks, and until then check out and enjoy this past release from the band -youtu.be/3Iw8kNyOJyU
Hannah Read has written and performed as Lomelda for most of her musical life. The project has been her outlet from the slow, shaggy days in her east Texas hometown of Silsbee, through moves to Waco and Austin, and into her wandering present. Her music is textural and spacious. Her words are suggestive snapshots of loosely knitted observations, depicting quiet moments between friends and lovers and half-remembered celestial occurrences. In her songs, the memory of the past and glimpses of future stretch out on either side of you, and the present is unsteady and always shifting.
*all dates with Pinegrove and Florist
9/20 Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
9/21 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
9/22 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
9/23 Kalamazoo, MI @ Audiotree Music Festival
9/24 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
9/26 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
9/27 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street - OKC
9/28 Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown
9/29 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
9/30 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
10/2 El Paso, TX @ The Perch at Tricky Falls
10/3 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/5 Los Angeles, CA @ EchoPlex
10/6 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
10/7 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
10/10 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst - Atrium
10/11 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
10/12 Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
10/14 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/16 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
10/17 Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records
10/18 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
10/19 Minneapolis, MN@ 7th St Entry
10/20 Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room @ Collectivo on Prospect
The vinyl and cassette reissue of Yowler's fantastic debut "The Offer" is available now :)
The reissue includes two bonus tracks, including "Go", on which NPR expressed "no matter the depth of the loneliness in Jones' lyrics, Yowler's songs exert a kind of empathetic, magnetic pull. She might be alone, but she makes you feel alone right there with her."
Pitchfork said about "The Offer" - "The album is a deep, sad comfort, more complex than it first appears, like a pond frozen over and still writhing with life."
Yowler is currently in the studio working on the follow up to "The Offer", keep an eye out for updates in the new year ;)