Hatchie has been awarded the Mushroom Music Publishing Recording Grant 2018. As the sixth recipient of the annual grant; Harriette Pilbeam will receive the non-recoupable recording grant of $10,000 to help fund her debut album.
Established in 2013, the Mushroom Music Publishing Recording Grant was created to assist artists with costs associated with funding their recordings. Linda Bosidis, Head of A&R, said “Mushroom Music is a creative publisher, we want to support career progression and we want to hear more recordings of original material.”
Hatchie’s debut EP Sugar & Spice was released in May this year, winning praise across the globe. The five-track collection, which has notched up 7.5 million streams and counting, includes singles ‘Try’, ‘Sure’, ‘Sugar & Spice’, ‘Sleep’ (Pitchfork’s ‘Best New Track’) and ‘Bad Guy’. Glowing reviews have followed the Brisbane artist around and don’t seem to be slowing down with the likes of Pitchfork (including a Pitchfork Rising feature), Popjustice, Wonderland and The Guardian UK, triple j, FBi, Spotify, Apple Music, Purple Sneakers, VICE, TheMusic and many more rewarding her undeniable craft with shimmering praise.
“I am very honoured to be the recipient of the 2018 MMP Recording Grant. This will allow me to finish my debut album, which I am currently recording with John Castle. Mushroom has been so supportive, I am very lucky to be able to work with them.” – Harriette Pilbeam
“Congratulations Harriette! We can’t wait to hear your debut album. Australia’s polyphony queen, Harriette Pilbeam gets under your skin with her enchanting dream pop; layered with harmonies, huge pop hooks and jangly guitars. She is effortlessly cool and a mesmerising performer.” – Linda Bosidis
2018 has been a fantastic year for Hatchie. As well as the release of her celebrated debut EP, the artist sold-out her debut headline Australian tour in July and played to sell-out audiences across UK, Europe and North America. Most recently, Harriette and her band performed in Europe at Pitchfork Paris’ Avant-Garde event and a London headline show at Electrowerkz. They will return to Australia to play festivals Spilt Milk, Falls Festival as well as joining the just-announced 2019 Golden Plains line-up.
Last year’s winner, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, released their debut album Hope Downs (out through Ivy League Records ) in June 2018 with assistance from the Grant. Past winners include Fraser A. Gorman (2013), D.D Dumbo (2014), Dorsal Fins (2015) and The Laurels (2016).
With a history of more than 40 years, Mushroom Music Publishing is the leading independent publishing company in Australia and New Zealand.