Sugar & Spice

Hatchie - Sugar & Spice
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 103 ratings
2018 Ratings: #236
May 25, 2018 / Release Date
EP / Format
Double Double Whammy / Label
Dream Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!

So sticky-sweet are the melodies on each of these five tracks, you'd swear they were the product of some dream-pop songwriting algorithm rather than the bedroom musings of an Australian musician suffering through typical mid-20s professional and romantic ennui.

80
DIY

With a finessed production tying everything together, the end result is pretty ecstatic.

75
Pitchfork

On her well-formed debut EP, Harriette Pilbeam’s version of dream pop is more pop than dream

70
PopMatters

Throughout, Sugar & Spice shimmers with the glitz of Brisvegas and the energy of an artist who refuses to be defined.

laz456
70
Pretty sweet little dream pop ep! Definitely recommended.
JohnLouisHoward
60
get some Cranberries, add tons of sugar, call it Hatchie.
mattgoold
69
For being incessantly billed as a dream pop album, it sounds a bit flat and lacking some of the wonder you'd expect.
matteo
74
A promising EP of lush, dreamy pop songs by the Australia's Harriette Pilbeam AKA Hatchie. "Sleep" is what it would sound like if the Cocteau Twins had a hit song in 2018 (and Robin Guthrie thought enough of the project to remix one of her tunes). The cascading synth riff that carries that song is one of the most sublime pop hooks of the year. "Sure" reminds me of the Cranberries or Sixpence None the Richer, and it's heavenly.The last song, "Bad Guy," isn't quite ... read more
lemuriams
83
NICE EP. I feel here Cranberies and 90's
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#17/Bandcamp Daily
#36/Under the Radar

Track List

  1. Sure
  2. Sleep
  3. Sugar & Spice
  4. Try
  5. Bad Guy
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