London-based alternative quartet Hatcham Social are brothers Toby Kidd and Finn Kidd, respectively on vocals and drums, plus recent additions David Claxton on guitar and Riley Difford on bass.
After a string of unfeasably catchy sold out seven inches on ubercool labels like Loog and WAKS, the band released their debut album ‘You Dig the Tunnel, I’ll Hide the Soil’ in 2009 on independent legends Fierce Panda in Europe and on new label TBD, also home to Radiohead, in the US.
Produced by Tim Burgess, ‘You Dig The Tunnel..’ was critically acclaimed and received 10/10 in Vice Magazine, 8/10 in NME and Album Of The Month in Artrocker. It was included in many top 20 albums of the year lists and the single Crocodile was the Single Of The Year 2009 in Artrocker Magazine.
The band has toured all over the UK and Europe several times,and supported artists such as The Maccabees, The Horrors, Good Shoes, Razorlight, Squeeze, Pete and The Pirates and The Charlatans, as well as playing SXSW and a few shows in New York and LA with The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.
The second album ‘About Girls’ has just been released in 2012 and is receiving an equally good reception; produced by Jim Anderson (Cold Specks,Blood Red Shoes) (with one track by Laurie Latham-Squeeze, Echo And The Bunnymen), ‘About Girls’ shows a poppier,more playful side of the band, with its breezy Pulp-meets Buddy Holly choruses and occasional nod to Roy Orbison. Catch Hatcham off guard and they might even say it’s their “party record”.