The SVIIB comparison feels particularly apt - this does a similar thing in that it looks forward but with obvious influences, whereas the EP felt more like a well-performed recreation of its inspirations
― boxedjoy, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 18:08 (one year ago) link
Today's pitchfork review was pretty harsh-- it reads more like 5.0 than the 6.5 they gave it.
I do take issue with this line though:
For an artist so laser-focused on pop production, Pilbeam’s songwriting is unapologetically sophomoric.
― enochroot, Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:23 (one year ago) link
makes me wonder how one could be apologetically sophomoric
― american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:28 (one year ago) link
the classic 'hype the debut EP & early singles / pan the debut album' manoeuvre
the lyrics aren't anything special but they're not embarassingly bad or anything and i thought it was strange the review focused on them so much/ it also feels weird to complain that there's too much dream pop guitar... on a dream pop album. it's not like the album is lacking in variation either
anyway the "born slippy"-esque synths on "stay with me" are the best
― ufo, Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:50 (one year ago) link
how are you gonna trot out another sounds-like-an-ad diss when "very reminiscent of making out with a 23-year-old mattress boy named DYLAN" exists
― lowercase (eric), Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:50 (one year ago) link
― mookieproof, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 23:30 (one year ago) link
Is the "Bernard Sumner" guitar pedal commercially available, or did she just nail the right settings?Because that guitar that comes in at 1:44 on 'Obsessed' is a dead ringer.
― enochroot, Thursday, 18 July 2019 19:36 (one year ago) link
probably just the right settings, she said it was a deliberate attempt to sound like "Regret"
― ufo, Friday, 19 July 2019 01:29 (one year ago) link
Saw her live last night. I think the album has a couple too many midtempo dreampop-by-numbers tracks that weren't especially exciting live, but her voice is great and the momdnt when the guitars crashed in at the end of "Stay with Me" was incredible. She also closed with "Sure," which is still probably my favorite thing she's done.
― jaymc, Friday, 13 September 2019 13:26 (one year ago) link
The album kinda washed over me when it came out (aside from "Stay With Me") but I pulled it out again in preparation for seeing her live last night (she was awesome btw) and now it sounds like a classic?
― Tim F, Thursday, 24 October 2019 23:55 (one year ago) link
yeah, one of my faves of the year for sure
― self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 24 October 2019 23:58 (one year ago) link
Yeah, I just listened to it last week and it sounded glorious. Surprised it didn't get much discussion on here when it finally came out.
― kitchen person, Friday, 25 October 2019 01:58 (one year ago) link
I'm still obsessed with "Secret" and "Stay With Me"
― winters (josh), Friday, 25 October 2019 03:23 (one year ago) link
I think it's one of those albums where everything sounds so pleasant and comforting and familiar that if you listen to it without really focusing on it directly it's easy to just take it for granted.
(seeing her live was also helpful in this regard: no surprises, but it forced me to pay more attention)
― Tim F, Friday, 25 October 2019 03:31 (one year ago) link
Didn't expect to get so earwormed by this or the SAS EP (and I still like Sugar And Spice more than anything on the album) this year but yeah it's practically perfect for what it is.
― nashwan, Friday, 25 October 2019 08:58 (one year ago) link
"I honestly could have chosen any New Order album really..."
― Nag! Nag! Nag!, Sunday, 15 December 2019 02:48 (eleven months ago) link
this album kind of frustrates me because there's loads I like about it but there must be elements of music I normally dislike in there as some of the tracks irritate me.maybe it's the dreamy/ languid feel which gets a bit much, idk.
― kinder, Sunday, 15 December 2019 09:03 (eleven months ago) link
CRJ and New Order, are we sure she doesnt post here?
― boxedjoy, Sunday, 15 December 2019 16:12 (eleven months ago) link
Stay With Me has the main hook lifted from something, it's exactly the same sound, something in the last few years I think, cannot for the life of me think what it is, but it's really familiar.
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 20:47 (ten months ago) link
it's fucken born slippy ffs
― imago, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 21:01 (ten months ago) link
corny indie nuxx
― nashwan, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 21:03 (ten months ago) link
it's not born slippy, born slippy sounds a bit like it, what I am thinking of is exactly the same sound
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 21:06 (ten months ago) link
is it everything is embarrassing
― like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 21:58 (ten months ago) link
Not to be vague or anything but I may or may not be singing on a song coming out kind of soon— hatchie (@hihatchie) October 14, 2020
― groovypanda, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 08:42 (one month ago) link
my guess on a postcard is Calvin Harris
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 10:41 (one month ago) link
my sock puppet is going with Clean Bandit
― Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 10:44 (one month ago) link
I can see it being someone like Four Tet
― boxedjoy, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 11:46 (one month ago) link
She was probably referring to this:
It's Joe Agius's "solo" project, which consist of the same lineup as Hatchie except he's singing main vocals. So it's basically a Hatchie track.
I like it a lot. I realize that this stuff is probably super derivative but they do know how to write a song!
Looking forward to Hatchie's new stuff.
― daavid, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 17:12 (four weeks ago) link
I kind of like it but also kind of think it goes into that Sixpence None the Richer song at the end
― kinder, Friday, 30 October 2020 23:56 (three weeks ago) link
Even *more* Cocteau Twins-ish in the bass dept, I'm thinking.
― Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 31 October 2020 03:38 (three weeks ago) link
I had to google who he even is (I guess I haven't ever heard of The Creases before?). This is v good, though.
― Johnny Fever, Saturday, 31 October 2020 04:36 (three weeks ago) link
he's hatchie's main guitarist/keyboardist & boyfriend, but yes he's formerly of the creases who are honestly not really worth knowing about. i saw them live once as an opening act and they were very forgettable
― ufo, Saturday, 31 October 2020 06:01 (three weeks ago) link
I listened to the one album that's on Spotify. It was perfectly ok, but probably once was enough.
― Johnny Fever, Saturday, 31 October 2020 06:08 (three weeks ago) link
I feel like these guys use the perfect shoegaze guitar / bass settings for me. Just the right mix of Cocteau Twins, Lush and Slowdive (with a bit of Sundays mixed in). And live they sound even better. I'm taking about Hatchie/Joe A.
― daavid, Saturday, 31 October 2020 14:37 (three weeks ago) link