Posted in music | tour dates on June 15, 2009

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Hatcham Social - So So Happy Making (MP3)

Hatcham Social

London's Hatcham Social are direct musical descendants of Orange Juice, Echo & the Bunnymen or, more recently, Clearlake: scratchy but melodic, with an occasional flair for the melodramatic, and very, very British. In the UK, they're signed to Fierce Panda, the label that first gave us Art Brut and, um, Coldplay; in the U.S they're with TBD Records, home of White Rabbits and Radiohead. Hatcham Social's long-time-coming debut, You Dig The Tunnel, I'll Hide The Soil, was co-produced by Tim Burgess of the Charlatans with whom they'll be touring this fall.

Before that, they'll be playing a handful of choice NYC shows over the next week or so, including Thursday's (6/18) Twee As Fuck party at Cake Shop that also features most of Slumberland's current roster: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Crystal Stilts, and Cause Co-Motion. Tickets ($10) to that show, by the way, can be bought in advance at either Cake Shop or Bruar Falls daily from noon to 10PM. Please note: "ONLY 200 TIX AVAILABLE!" Um... 200 people can fit in Cake Shop? UPDATE: Sold out, but tickets will be available at the door. Go early if you don't already have a ticket and want to get in.

Additionally, Hatcham Social are playing Mondo @ Don Hill's this Friday (6/19), and two dates with The Maccabees and Miike Snow: Saturday (6/20) at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Monday (6/22) at Mercury Lounge.

Check out the MP3 of "So So Happy Making" above, and there are videos, flyers and tour dates after the jump.

Hatcham Social



152 Ludlow Street,
LES, Manhattan
New York 100002
Tel: 212 253 0036
TICKETS: $10/8 with student ID
Advance tickets available from the Cake Shop
and Bruyar Falls, please contact the venue for more info.

Hatcham Social - "Crocodile"

Hatcham Social - "So So Happy Making"

Hatcham Social Interview w/ The Tripwire

Hatcham Social - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 18 Cake Shop w/ Crystal Stilts and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart New York, NY, U.S.A
Jun 19 Mondo! @ Don Hills New York, NY, U.S.A
Jun 20 Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ The Maccabees Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A
Jun 22 The Mercury Lounge w/ The Maccabees New York, NY, U.S.A
Jun 23 TT the Bears w/ Other Lives Cambridge, MA, U.S.A
Jul 9 Hultsfred Festival Hultsfred, Sweden
Jul 12 Loop Fesival Brighton
Jul 18 Við Múrin Festival Kirkjubøur, Faroe Islands
Jul 26 1234 Festival London
Jul 31 Stockton Riverside Fringe Festvial Stockton
Aug 8 Belladrum Festival Inverness
Aug 21 The Landmark Bergen, Norway
Aug 23 Beautiful Days Festival Devon
Sep 6 Offset Festival Hainault
Sep 20 Double Door ** Chicago, CA, U.S.A
Sep 21 Magic Stick ** Detroit, MI, U.S.A
Sep 22 London Music Hall ** London, ON, Canada
Sep 23 The Mod Club Theatre ** Toronto, ON, Canada
Sep 24 Les Saints ** Montreal, QUE, Canada
Sep 25 Paradise Rock Club ** Boston, MA, U.S.A
Sep 26 Music Hall of Williamsburg ** Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A
Sep 27 Theatre of Living Arts ** Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A
Sep 29 Bowery Ballroom ** New York, NY, U.S.A
Sep 30 Maxwell's ** Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A
Oct 2 Ottobar ** Baltimore, MD, U.S.A
Oct 3 Black Cat ** Washington, DC, U.S.A
Oct 4 The Orange Peel ** Asheville, NC, U.S.A
Oct 5 The Loft ** Atlanta, GA, U.S.A
Oct 6 One Eyed Jacks ** New Orleans, LA, U.S.A
Oct 7 The Parish ** Austin, TX, U.S.A
Oct 8 Granada Theater ** Dallas, TX, U.S.A
Oct 12 The Detroit Bar ** Costa Mesa, CA, U.S.A
Oct 13 Glasshouse ** Pomona, CA, U.S.A
Oct 14 Bimbo's 365 Club ** San Francisco, CA, U.S.A

** w/ The Charlatans



Comments (17)

Show at Cake Shop is totally SOLD OUT. All Gone and this is not one of those fake posts. No tickets at the door either. Feel free to go to Cake Shop or call them and see for yourself. These were on sale for over a week now and thank you to BV for being late on the trigger with this news. Made it easy to waltz in there last week and buy a few tickets.

Show should be sweet. For those of you who snoozed, I have 2 extra tickets. 100 each. Leave your email.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 9:28 PM

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 9:44 PM

why would anyone pay more than 10 bucks for this show. Is it really that hard to go a week without seeing the crystal slits?

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 9:50 PM

Hatcham Social will open in support of The Maccabees at MHOW. I have two ticket but now can't go...below face. The link is for the June 20th show.

Posted by AnotherShow4me2go2 | June 15, 2009 9:59 PM

"Hatcham Social will open in support of The Maccabees at MHOW."

yes, we can read, thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 10:00 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 11:08 PM

Lets hope there is no fire exits at this show

Posted by Jim | June 15, 2009 11:17 PM

guy on the left looks like conor oberst mixed with david duchovneys goth daughter on californication.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 12:09 AM

9:28 I'll give you a hundred old pennies for your desirable show tickets,and you can keep the tickets.

Lets hope there is no fire exits at this show

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 2:20 AM

9:28 is a dickbag but these bands are all great and meh can't wait.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 3:22 AM

Maybe with the sold out show that guy can buy a new sweater.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 4:00 AM

Crystal Shits

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 7:17 AM

What a shitty interviewer in that Tripwire TV Fader Fort piece. C'mon many times can you ask "Is this the first time you've been to America?"

Posted by blackhat | June 16, 2009 9:05 AM

Will the Blue Flowers presents Maccabees/Hatcham Social (plus Miike Snow) show (MHOW)likely be a mostly American audience or has anyone actually come over to check out their string of virtually back-to-back shows of varying line-ups...?

Posted by curiousitykilledtheChat | June 16, 2009 9:11 AM

these people need to smile.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 12:46 PM

There will be 60 tickets on the door at The Cake Shop show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 10:06 PM

I think the name of this band should be changed to "CAPTAIN HAIR-DO"

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2009 3:14 PM

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