Saturday, 24 December 2011

Tuesday, 13 December 2011



Facebook Event.

See you there buy tickets.


Sunday, 6 November 2011


We have started a new campaign for the release of our new album ‘About Girls’. Its kind of different, kind of new, and we thinks its pretty exciting!

Different? Well, you get to pre-order and get involved BEFORE the album is even totally finished and on the shelves. Before the press and radio make up your minds about it, you become integral to it rather than just a consumer.

Why is it new? Its a new company called Pledge that are doing very well with this kind of thing (with bands like the lovely Summer Camp and Emmy the Great) and quite simply is nothing like how we have done anything before.

Exciting? Yes. We have found that there are a lot of ways we can do things that are not in the usual album campaign checklist, ways that we get to interact and communicate with you which would not normally be possible.

How does it work?

Well, we work out how much money we need to raise to release the record (making and pressing the record and all that jazz) and then we ask you to Pledge for the album. When we reach the target we release all the pledges and we go about releasing the album into your homes.

What else?

As a Pledger you will receive regular updates with all our adventures on this, with video diaries, video from the studio, demo versions of the songs, rehearsal audio, journal entries and general nonsense. This will be an exclusive club for us and you the people who get involved with the campaign by Pledging.

So go here , put your name on the list, and you will be able to come along for the next few months with us on the journey. Its going to be very interesting, a bit of fun, and a very honest insight into our world and what its like making and putting out a record in the world of Hatcham Social.

(Oh and one extra thing, the first 50 pledgers will recieve free tickets to a Japanese tv show gig that we are doing in London this month!)


Toby, Finn, David, Riley


Thursday, 27 October 2011

Thanks to everyone who came to our Lexington show on Tuesday!

It was a great night.

The wonderful Valerie took some photos...

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Not Cool At All...

This afternoon I have been trying to get hold of some 3rd Rock From the Sun DVDs for my Dad who is ill at the moment and has a large amount of love for these charming alien visitors. I had plimpsoles on and got wet feet then found out HMV had closed down. High streets are not the place to shop now, you have to look online. I did not want to order it, I just wanted to pick it up.If anyone has a load of 3rd Rock DVDs and wants to get rid of them let me know...
More worthy of your attention is Not Cool have split up. I really think this band should have had a lot more people talking about them. Really good live and totally believable. These are not topshop trend followers who look at whats hot on the blogs and regurgitate with a pretty smile, these are real people who are just fucking cool, and incidentally calling themselves Not Cool.
I found this today its an album of b-sides and stuff that Not Cool have put together and given away. Go and get it. Then go and get the ACTUAL album, Rugged Raw, its great. Loud. Guitar. Music.
I also made friends with Martin Rossiter on a well known social networking site today after he was at the Pure Festival with us the other day. This inspired me to go and learn For The Dead. Great song. Not a hugely loved band these days I think, but when everyone forgets about America and krautrock for a moment maybe they will be interested again. 
Night night


Monday, 26 September 2011

Like An Animal - download for free now.

This is our new single and is out now in free limited download format.

Go to :

This is the first single from the new album 'About Girls' coming soon.

Am I a boy from 1941?
Bullets hail release me to love again,
You make me kill like an animal,
My face is getting longer,
This feeling has just come over me.
Shoot me down, lets roll around and around.
Ambitious, lustful trumpet blast,
Ravishing if you give me half a chance,
Read your barcode don't like your number,
The kind of numeral that induces slumber.
You make me kill like an animal,
My face is getting longer,
This feeling has just come over me,
Shoot me down, lets roll around and around.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

'LIKE AN ANIMAL' video!!!

LIKE AN ANIMAL played on Artrocker Radio 22nd August 2011 - with Paul Artrocker

Tweak Bird, Hatcham Social, Antlered Man and more in this week's radio show - streaming now!

go listen!!!

Monday, 22 August 2011



Thursday, 11 August 2011

Is this the end of the world?

Its the end of the world as we know it...

All hell has broken loose, a concoction of americanised ghetto culture love, youthful naughty energy, general old fashioned thuggery , a hefty dose of political moronic choice with a brown coloured country leadership and the trusty bbm messenger service.

A definite sense of excitement and fear. Local groups pulling together to look after their own. What. A. Week.

And one outcome that people like you and me (lovers of music...) will feel is the burning down of the Sony Distribution center which housed many many records we would love to buy. The warehouse was Sony Corp's sole distribution base in the UK, it also stored PIAS Distribution, who are responsible for the stock of many independent record labels.
XL, Angular, Domino, Matador, Warp and Sub Pop are amongst the labels affected by the blaze.

So we urge you to buy loads of MP3s from these people while they try to sort out how it will work out.

It seems a funny place for the thugs and hoody-kids to loot, I amuse myself imagining a bunch of hoodlums saying to each other how they have grabbed a load of Wetdog and Horrors on vinyl..."yeah loved that Lower Leg, that shit is hardcore bruv", "shut it, thats nuttin, I gots some Still Life 7s - dope!"....

Dicks will be pushing their luck now for a while so stay safe. Love HS Republic; the state of the future.

Monday, 1 August 2011

It's almost upon us...

Ladies and Gentlemen we have news. The single that will precede our second record will be released on September 12th.
Why not have a listen below...

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Kendal Calling X

We think that all you groovy Hatcham Socialites should come on down to Kendal Calling festival this weekend to see us and loads more wonderful acts. Sunday night is gonna be big! x

Friday, 15 July 2011

Want to become part of the gang?

We want to make the family bigger, do you want to be involved? Email and get free stuff in return for being part of the gang! 

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Social play-list fun...

Songs we and other people like...

In a month of frenzied middle east fervor and intense ipad vs blackberry touchy screens nonesense, we are sitting back and thanking the great lord (?) that all this is probably meaningless. That a speck of dust in the midst of an infinity is, at the very least mathematically, unimportant.

We made a play-list of the girl-groups we had the social networking friends(fazbuke and Titter) chatting about.
Here it is on Grooveshark - 

And we made our own Summer play-list of our favourite songs to play at the moment....
Here it is on Grooveshark - 

Thursday, 7 July 2011

New Stuff

Ok we have some new stuff on our the top you can see a link to our new Shop with new OMG hand Screen-printed bags (only 50 or so), these are printed from a drawing by Finn. There will be more put up for sale on there when we get time, but he bags are pretty cool we think, so a good start. We also have a new Tumblr account that is for more art and photos and stuff we find, this will be a place you can get a real glimpse into Riley's mind who will be posting a lot of his great little animations and drawings up trailer for album animated by Riley coming soon...

You can now join the email update of the blog if you want...and like to help make more people in Fazbook land know and all that stuff. All very thankingful for help you have on making things known. Today Hackney, tomorrow the world. hhahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahaahahahah (that was evil laughter, in case it passed you by). 


Wednesday, 6 July 2011

So we had a 'party'

Go and watch Viva Zapata if you can, massively wonderful film with Marlon Brando as a Mexican Revolutionary!

Saturday, 28 May 2011

One night in Heaven

yo thanks to the coolkids at the front, you made the vibes, and thanks to Pete and the Pirates for having us, they were great. heres some photos by the lovely Johanna and some youtube footage from the ingenious Ira...

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

We did some new photos...

...Down by the Thames with a girl called Eleonora

Camden Crawl fringe with Squeeze!!

Me and Toby played after the incredible Squeeze in The Hawley Arms on Sunday at the Camden Crawl...BIG


Tuesday, 26 April 2011

In memory of Poly Styrene x

Have heard this song so many times on dancefloors in clubnights and great piece of footage band, cool woman...

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Toby on record store day in ID magazine

go check it out...

Monday, 11 April 2011

Friday, 11 March 2011

Showing some support...

We are very pleased to announce that we will be playing with The Charlatans on some dates on their upcoming tour. We will be playing new tracks from the new record so come and check it out.

20/03/11 - Dundee - The Doghouse
21/03/11 - Glasgow - Oran Mor
22/03/11 - Bathgate - The Attic
23/03/11 - Derby - The Venue

Tickets available here


Thursday, 3 March 2011

Finnigan will be playing drums/percussion with Tim and Mark from Tuesday on the Charlatans acoustic tour..!! come say hello...

Wrexham Central Station (March 8)
Blackburn Live Lounge (9)
Newcastle Riverside (10)
Leeds Brudenell Social Club (11)
Stockton Georgian Theatre (12)
Manchester Deaf Institute (13)
Stoke Underground (14)
London Union Chapel (16)
Brighton Komedia (17)
Glasgow Oran Mor (21)

plus others...

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

We've been rehearsing hard and are sounding bigger and better by the day!

Took a little time off one evening last week to see the wonderful Mr Chris Difford perform some songs acoustically from his repertoire, which was amazing.

Toby also played an acoustic version of 'so so happy making' and something from the new record. sounded great! x

Monday, 24 January 2011

Well, we're back safely from snowy Wales with an album that we're all really proud of! Very excited to play some shows!

I've gone off to a shed in the country for a few days to build a new pedalboard out of an old apple crate, and to restore my second guitar!

Keep your eyes peeled for some exciting dates in the very near future!

David x