Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hatcham Social, TT the Bears June 23rd

I must be a horrible person, I have been meaning to write this forever in the off chance anyone reads this.
Hatcham Social have made an effort and are traveling up from NY and are playing support in Cambridge tonight.
They have an excellent album out, You Dig The Tunnel, I'll Hide The Soil, the British Indie band has a interesting sound which uses complex guitar work and lyrics way beyond the normal girl meets boy love song trash you normally find. The vocals are oddly reminiscent of Orange Juice's Edwyn Collins and the whole sound challenges but satisfies.
Amusingly the band seems to have duel obsessions with Lewis Caroll's Alice In wonderland and Crocodiles (mentioned in at least two songs).
Interesting facts from their Wiki page
Drummer Finnigan Kidd was still a member of Klaxons, but left in order to devote his time to Hatcham Social
The band are named partially after the Hatcham Liberal club on Queens Road, Peckham, and the Old English word 'Hatcham', meaning 'a clearing in the woods'
The Guardian describing them as 'irrestistible'
Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) called them 'a wonderful pop group with the world's coolest drummer'and has produced a single and their album
They are also linked to Faris from the Horrors.
If you read this before tonight please consider going, if we don't support excellent bands who deserve it and make an effort to visit we will be left with kack like 'No Doubt' and 'The Kooks' and deserve everything we get.

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