Join Hatchie on a journey of jangling guitars and gliding synths into the glory days of Ten Things I Hate About You and She’s All That. Brisbane-born Harriette Pilbeam began singing as a child—fitting for the fuzzy pop project that bears her childhood nickname. Pilbeam evokes the early ’90s with nods to The Cranberries and Letters to Cleo on this year’s EP, Sugar & Spice. “Bad Guy” feels deliciously inspired by Taylor Swift: “And you could be the bad guy/I could be the bad guy,” she sings. “Anyway you wanna try/doesn’t make it feel right.” Her voice is sugar sweet, and the lyrics are not far off. Her energy and delivery will leave these candied hooks repeating in your head for days.
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