Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Artrocker Single of the Year NUMBER ONE & Album of the Year NUMBER SEVEN

It's with great pleasure and joy that we point you in the direction of Artrocker Magazine who have this month named Crocodile as their Single of the Year for 2009, aswell as placing our debut album You Dig The Tunnel I'll Hide The Soil at Number Seven in the Album of the Year listing. We'd like to thank them and their readers and of course everyone else who has supported us this year. See you in 2010.

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Thursday, 19 November 2009

New December Dates...

9 December 2009 - Garage, Bergen, Norway
10 December 2009 - Garage, Oslo, Norway
11 December 2009 - DJ Set @ Last Ever Twee As F**k, Buffalo Bar, London
12 December 2009 - ULU w/ Good Shoes, London
16 December 2009 - Moho, Manchester
17 December 2009 - Central Station, Wrexham
19 December 2009 - Oakford Social Club, Reading
21 December 2009 - The End, Newcastle

Tuesday, 3 November 2009


Vinyl only available from Rough Trade, and Fierce Panda website.
Download from itunes etc...

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Last Night / New December Dates / Sidewalk EP

a MASSIVE thankyou to everyone who came along to the Halloween Prom last night, a BIGGER thankyou to all those who dressed up, and a SPECIAL thankyou to all those who also penned artwork (see more photos below) for our new Sidewalk EP, due out on monday. The very limited vinyl, including exlusive versions of Hypnotised Terrible Eyes (Baxter Dury Version), Wild Creatures (previously unreleased in the UK), King Kong (demo version) and Surfin' Safari, is exclusively available from Rough Trade, and can be pre-ordered using the following link:


Remember, each and every cover is different, and designed by you, me, them, he, she or someone else. The download version of the EP also includes a remix of Sidewalk, courtesy of Tom Furse (The Horrors).

Those who got a copy of the limited fanzine last night, don't forget to download the free mp3s; Sidewalk (Jerome Watson Remix) and People Are Strange (Bedroom Home Recording).

We can also announce a few new dates in December. We're very excited to play our first ever shows in Norway, playing in Bergen on 9th December and Oslo on 10th, and then return to London to play with the fabulous Goodshoes at ULU on December 12th.

In the meantime we're preparing ourselves for our trip across the pond to play with Echo & The Bunnymen across the east coast of the States in 2 weeks time.

See you soon.

x x x

Tuesday, 27 October 2009




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Thursday, 22 October 2009


Sidewalk 10" Covers and the people who made them.

These below are from the Halloween Prom last Wednesday...

Below are friends and family and ones that've been sent in...
















Below were done in Manchester and Barnsley. We are in Exeter tonight, we may get some more. We will add some more to this page soon. Your last chances to do one will be at the London Halloween show on the 28th at Kings College....Probs anyway. Thanks to everyone who is getting involved.


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

*****NEWS*****ART BY YOU&THEM***

Sidewalk Single 10inch out on 10th November (we hope...)

Our next single will be Sidewalk and it is out on very ltd 10 inch and download.
The release will include a alternate version of Hypnotise Terrible Eyes which we recorded with Baxter Dury in North London a few months back. A song called Wild Creatures and a cover of the Beach Boys Surfin Safari which we recorded up in Battery Studios near Kilburn.
Also a demo of a song called King Kong that we recorded ourselves in Drummers Hill studio in Wales.

Sidewalk Artwork for sleeves needs you....

We are having all the physical copies of the Sidewalk single on a very ltd 10 inch with each sleeve hand drawn. We want you to draw them. We put a photograph up on the blog of you and your sleeve, whoever buys the copy that you drew can see who did it up on the blog....does that make sense? Hope so. We have already had a few done up in Manchester on Sunday and will be taking to the next shows.
If you want to draw one send your address to ellie@fiercepanda.co.uk and we will send you one to draw onto. If you live abroad and not enough time to send email ellie a scanned in version of the drawing (Jpeg will do) and a photo of you with it and Fierce Panda will get it printed directly on to a sleeve here....

Halloween Party

We have our Halloween Prom in just under 10 days. It is at the Kings College in London.
We have arranged it so it is 14 plus so thats good. Here are some masks we found

If you still need a ticket I think it is cheaper from here

See you soon

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

USA tour with Echo & The Bunnymen

It's with great pleasure that we can now announce our return to the USA this year, and it is an even bigger honour that it shall be with Echo & The Bunnymen. Starting on November 15th, we shall join them for 8 dates across the east coast, and we really can't wait to return following our successful trips back in March and June this year. Keep your eyes peeled for some more of our own dates over on the west coast to be announced soon.

15 Nov 2009, Masquerade, Atlanta, Georgia
17 Nov 2009, Black Cat, Washington, Washington DC
18 Nov 2009, State Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Nov 2009, Keswick Theatre, Glenside, Pennsylvania
21 Nov 2009, Stage One, Fairfield, Connecticut
22 Nov 2009, Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, New York
23 Nov 2009, House Of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts
25 Nov 2009, Metro, Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Offset this weekend

So we are looking forward to a couple of days in Hainault park (incidentally quite a lot of our family live in Hainault and surrounding areas). We are going to camp for the whole weekend I think. There are lots of bands to see as I am sure you know, I will be watching; wetdog, goodshoes, shrag, sunderbans and EIOHs. Lots more too, just what comes to mind.

We have some very exciting new announcements to make regarding over the pond and shows here too soon.

Will be spending the next month making new music too.......

If you get a chance to, watch the film Blood Simple. Really good early Coen Brothers film. Then come and watch St Elmo's Fire on Monday after Offset with us and the Birds at The Legion.

We play Offset on Sunday at 2100 hours on the ECC stage which is curated by the mighty She Set, bring Confetti and a dancing partner to fall in love with.
I do believe we will finnish in time to walk over to see the Horrors after too. Good Times.


Tuesday, 25 August 2009

USA 12" vinyl now available

good news from the USA, this morning we received some copies of the 12" vinyl version of the album. it can be imported from the US here, and will also be available from Rough Trade in the UK very soon, so keep checking their website.

Monday, 24 August 2009

North American Tour Cancelled

We are very sad to announce that our upcoming tour of North America
with the Charlatans has been cancelled. Please see below for the
statement from the Charlatans website. We are now working very
hard to arrange some new dates for later this year and as soon
as we have any more news for you, we will let you know.
We hope to be back in the States as soon as possible.

Dave, Tobias, Finn & Jerome.

From the Charlatans website:
The Charlatans are sorry to announce the cancellation of their forthcoming
North American tour. This is due to drummer Jon Brookes' longstanding shoulder complaint. He has been strongly advised by doctors against undertaking 23 concerts in 28 days as this could cause severe damage to ligaments in the affected area. He will start a course of treatment starting in September and in the coming months to rectify the condition.
Once again the band wish to apologise to people who have purchased tickets and those that had made travel arrangements We are as disappointed as you are, due to this unavoidable situation.
Many thanks.

a day out in Devon

a 5am start yesterday as we set off for our lunch time slot at the Beautiful Days Festival in Devon. pleased to see a number of people out so early on the sunday morning, kind of thought they might all still be in their tents. kicked a few balls about, enjoyed a pie for lunch, saw some acoustic acts in the Big Top, a tightrope walker and the highly entertaining Village Disco. back in London this weekend for a show at the Queen of Hoxton. Dave. x

Sunday, 16 August 2009

this sunny evening

we'll be playing a few records this evening at the Cool For Cats All Dayer at the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen. (it's an all dayer that starts at 6pm, by the way). come share our sounds.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Kingston Birthday

great show last night at the New Slang club in Kingston. Ellie Panda was with us, celebrating her birthday (officially celebrated this sunday at the Hoxton Bar & Grill Cool For Cats All Dayer). There were cakes and everything backstage!

Probably one of the best run club nights we've been to, and the crowd were fantastic. It was great playing a slighty different set to what we've been playing recently. And don't worry Steve (whoever you are), we kept the back stage area immaculate! Dave.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

going live.

we now have a new website. and this is it. www.hatchamsocial.co.uk will bring you here, and keep you as updated as possible. so spread the word.

Monday, 10 August 2009

if i could walk 500 miles.

well, we actually drove approximately 1300 miles, starting in east london on friday morning, arriving back sunday evening. and sandwiched inbetween was our show at the Belladrum Festival in Scotland, just outside Inverness. It was a great little festival, almost a mini-Glastonbury, infact probably what Glastonbury was like many a year ago, before it became so big. here's a view from our journey...

and today we did some photos to possibly use on our US Tour poster. keep those eyes peeled. Thursday we're off to Kingston to play a night called New Slang. Bye for now. Dave.

Friday, 7 August 2009

the road ahead.

and so the long road ahead opens up. we're northbound to Inverness today. it's gonna be about a 15 hour drive. similar length to our drive from Paris to Munich a few months ago. just a lot closer to home. onstage tomorrow at the Hothouse Stage of Belladrum Festival. not sure on stage time, but we're the third band on so it's probably around 1:30pm. byebye. Dave.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

the week that was.

Been a fun week this week. We put the finishing touches to our Halloween Fancy Dress Prom, which takes place at the King's College Student Union on October 28th. It's got a great line up including Official Secrets Act, Electricity In Our Homes & Sunderbans plus Cool For Cats v WakS djs and Amy dj-ing 50's rock n roll.

Then on tuesday we played at the newly opened Garage with our favourite touring band The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. Have now played in Utrecht, Amsterdam, Isle of Wight, New York and London with them. Had a great time at the Buffalo Bar afterwards as they dj'd and we danced til the early hours. Talking of which, we head to Inverness tomorrow morning. Leaving at 8am from east london, so it's a 6am wakeup. Goodnight. Dave.