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Hatchie Signs to Double Double Whammy!




We are so excited to announce that Hatchie has joined the DDW family :')
Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, the band will be playing their first ever US shows in March, as well as a lengthy Australian + UK tour. All dates + details below!

Catch up with these two incredible singles from Hatchie, "Sure" + "Try"


"Sure"



"Try"



About Hatchie:
Hatchie is the world of Harriette Pilbeam. Having played in other Australian bands, Hatchie is Pilbeam's first foray into solo territory, something she seems undaunted by. "I feel like I'm only just beginning to really assert myself in the world and the Hatchie project has forced me to reassess and make so many positive changes," she says. "When I look back on this period of time, I think I'll see Hatchie as a huge evolutionary force in my life."

The instinctual pop nous is undoubtedly on full display in "Sure," but like all of Hatchie's music, the track trades in shade as well as light. It's at once accessible yet cerebral, walking a line between instant ear worm and something deeper and more oblique. It continues the story that began with pop gem "Try;" a runaway success at home in Australia, which also won Hatchie a fan in Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie. "It's pretty weird being social media friends with one of your heroes" laughs Pilbeam.

Recent Press:
"Hazy and misty, but with pop-rooted forward momentum; the glistening guitars and synthesizers, along with Pilbeam's ethereal vocal delivery, evoke (apt) Cocteau Twins comparisons." - NPR

"Transfixing and genuinely catchy - like, turn-of-the-century radio pop catchy." - The FADER

"Shoegazey with a dream pop edge... Somewhere between Cocteau Twins and Sky Ferreira." - Noisey


Tour Dates:

US
2/12–18 / Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/19 / Los Angeles, CA @ School Night

AU
17 Feb / Mountain Goat Valley Crawl / Brisbane, QLD
23 Feb / The Tivoli / Brisbane, QLD SOLD OUT
24 Feb / The Zoo (U18) / Brisbane, QLD
25 Feb / The Tivoli / Brisbane, QLD
1 Mar / The Gov / Adelaide, SA
2 Mar / The Forum / Melbourne, VIC
4 Mar / Badlands Carpark / Perth, WA
9 Mar / Enmore Theatre / Sydney, NSW
*With Ball Park Music

UK
5 May / Live At Leeds / Leeds
5 May / Sound City Festival / Liverpool
6 May / Sounds of the Other City / Manchester
10 May / Shacklewell Arms / London
16 May / The Social / London
17 May – 19 May / The Great Escape / Brighton
23 May / Sebright Arms / London


Follow Hatchie on social media and stay tuned for some new music very soon ;-)

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Lomelda has joined the DDW Fam!


Today we're so excited to announce that Lomelda will be joining the DDW family. :) The band has also announced today that they'll be joining Pinegrove and Florist on a US tour this fall (dates below). Keep an ear to the ground for new music from Lomelda in the coming weeks, and until then check out and enjoy this past release from the band -youtu.be/3Iw8kNyOJyU

Hannah Read has written and performed as Lomelda for most of her musical life. The project has been her outlet from the slow, shaggy days in her east Texas hometown of Silsbee, through moves to Waco and Austin, and into her wandering present. Her music is textural and spacious. Her words are suggestive snapshots of loosely knitted observations, depicting quiet moments between friends and lovers and half-remembered celestial occurrences. In her songs, the memory of the past and glimpses of future stretch out on either side of you, and the present is unsteady and always shifting.

*all dates with Pinegrove and Florist

9/20 Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
9/21 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
9/22 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
9/23 Kalamazoo, MI @ Audiotree Music Festival
9/24 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
9/26 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
9/27 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street - OKC
9/28 Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown
9/29 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
9/30 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
10/2 El Paso, TX @ The Perch at Tricky Falls
10/3 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/5 Los Angeles, CA @ EchoPlex
10/6 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
10/7 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
10/10 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst - Atrium
10/11 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
10/12 Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
10/14 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/16 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
10/17 Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records
10/18 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
10/19 Minneapolis, MN@ 7th St Entry
10/20 Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room @ Collectivo on Prospect


Yowler "The Offer" reissue, out now!

The vinyl and cassette reissue of Yowler's fantastic debut "The Offer" is available now :)

The reissue includes two bonus tracks, including "Go", on which NPR expressed "no matter the depth of the loneliness in Jones' lyrics, Yowler's songs exert a kind of empathetic, magnetic pull. She might be alone, but she makes you feel alone right there with her."

Pitchfork said about "The Offer" - "The album is a deep, sad comfort, more complex than it first appears, like a pond frozen over and still writhing with life."

Yowler is currently in the studio working on the follow up to "The Offer", keep an eye out for updates in the new year ;)



Great Grandpa sign to DDW / Premiere "Teen Challenge" / Touring US

Today we are extremely excited and privileged to announce that Seattle's Great Grandpa will be joining the DDW family! NPR debuted "Teen Challenge", the first single of the bands fantastic new album, Plastic Cough, and wrote:

"Teen Challenge meanders on a well-defined course of the band's curation: opening with a '90s slacker-rock chord progression; growing into moments of grungy noise; unraveling into poppy, palm-muted riffs; building and faltering; exploding and nearing silence with surprising precision. "Teen Challenge" doesn't sound like a band's first attempt — musically, it exudes a maturation not always associated with adolescence — but the concept comes to fruition in the song's lyricism."

Plastic Cough will be released on LP, CD, and Cassette via Double Double Whammy on July 7th 2017. Preorder the record here :) - http://bit.ly/2qeCxga

The band will also be joining Rozwell Kid for a full US tour throughout July and August, those dates below:

7/6 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's *

7/7 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar *

7/8 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *

7/10 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *

7/12 - Denver, CO @ Moon Room *

7/14 - Missoula, MT @ Ole Beck VFW *

7/15 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza *

7/16 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *

7/18 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill *

7/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat *

7/21 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *

7/22 - Phoenix , AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *

7/23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *

7/25 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder *

7/26 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links *

7/28 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub *

7/29 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) *

7/30 - Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle (Back Room) *

8/1 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd *

8/2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits *

8/4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right *

8/5 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs) *

8/6 - Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space *

8/8 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls *

8/9 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness *

8/10 - Nashville, TN @ The End *

A bit more about Great Grandpa:

Great Grandpa began in Seattle in 2014 when guitarist & vocalist Patrick Goodwin recruited bassist Carrie Miller, drummer Cam LaFlam, and vocalist Alex Menne to form a humble rock band. Inspired by the pop-sensible alternative rock of the 90's, and offset by a mutual love for noise and math rock, the group set forth to write and record their first EP.

During recording, guitarist Dylan Hanwright joined the group, solidifying the lineup. Great Grandpa began performing in the Seattle area in late 2014, frequenting the city's DIY venues. In March of 2015, their debut EP Can Opener was released on Broken World Media. The EP was met with considerable praise, and has been described as "warm, slightly off-kilter grunge pop", and "knotty, twisted, and warm rock music that's as melodically satisfying as it is, at times, confounding."

Great Grandpa began writing their debut LP soon after, and found themselves touring the western US and performing extensively in the Seattle area. Written in 2015 and 2016, Great Grandpa's debut LP Plastic Cough continues to explore the sonic territory visited in Can Opener, exhibiting infectious melodies across a range of backdrops, from quiet bedroom-pop to explosive, anthemic rock. Plastic Cough is out July 7th via Double Double Whammy.