London-based alternative quartet Hatcham Social are brothers Toby Kidd and Finn Kidd, respectively on vocals and drums, plus new additions David Claxton on guitar and Riley Difford on bass.
The band’s debut album You Dig the Tunnel, I’ll Hide the Soil was released in 2009 on independent legends Fierce Panda in the UK and on new TBD label, also home to Radiohead, in the US.
It 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 many top 20 albums of the year lists and the single Crocodile was the Single Of The Year 2009 in Artrocker Magazine.
The second album, About Girls, has just been released on Fierce Panda again,and is receiving an equally good reception, already being Artrocker’s album of the month. Here’s what some people have said about it:
Fake DIY: “a bona fide indie anthem in waiting…a band not to miss” 8/10
The 405 (track of the day): “it will bring your blood pressure down and put a smile on your face.”
Artrocker: “one of the catchiest and most addictive bands we’ve heard…head-invading potential singles firing at you one after the other…it would be the pop crime of the year if not enough people heard this amazing album”
BBC America: “combining strains of dancehall with post punk, Hatcham Social have perfected the catchy indiepop sound…one of the top 5 UK bands to see at SXSW”
The Quietus: “loving Hatcham Social’s new direction”