Hatchie Takes Her REM Sleep To The Next Level In Her New Video “Sleep”

This is REM pop

Photo: Alex Wall

Australian artist Hatchie channels her creative aura and emotional frustrations in her video “Sleep” where we see the gal in chromatic haziness performing with her band and laying on her bed. If you ever wanted to capture what goes in your brain during REM phase, “Sleep” pretty much visualizes the gist of it. It feels slo-mo, but at the same time shifts from one scene to another rapidly. The echoing synths and breathy choruses evoke the sensation of floating, where Hatchie playfully capture the pains of dealing emotional muteness:

“‘Sleep’ is about feeling frustrated with someone who can’t communicate their feelings. In this song I’m trying to coax someone into talking to me by any means necessary, even if it means visiting me in dreams” explained Hatchie. “For the Sleep video we decided to play on the idea that I’m trying to get someone to communicate with me in their sleep. We made a bunch of dreamy sets to focus on, like I’m talking to them in their dreams. At some points I’m really serious, at other points I’m almost teasing them because I’m so over trying to get them to talk.”

Harriette Pilbeam is the gal behind Hatchie who started off by playing in her friend’s bands before embarking on her solo journey. “Sleep” is from Hatchie’s debut EP Sugar & Spice, which will be out on May 25th via Double Double Whammy. She has shows coming up:

Europe 2018

5/5 – Live At Leeds (Leeds, UK)

5/5 – Sound City Festival (Manchester, UK)

5/6 – Sounds of the Other City (Salford, UK)

5/7 – Hare & Hounds (Birmingham, UK)

5/8 – The Hug & Pint (Glasgow, UK)

5/10 – Shacklewell Arms (London, UK)

5/16 – The Social (London, UK)

5/17-19 – The Great Escape (Brighton, UK)

5/22 – Sebright Arms (London, UK)

Australia 2018

6/1 – The Tivoli (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)

6/2 – Thebarton Theatre (Adelaide, SA, Australia)

6/3 – Metropolis (Fremantle, WA, Australia)

6/9 – The Forum (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

6/10 – The Enmore (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

7/12 – Worker’s Club (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

7/13 – OAF Gallery (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

7/14 – Black Bear Lodge (Brisbane, QLD, Australia)