Hatcham Social Song Lyrics

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Hatcham Social Bio

Hatcham Social are an English indie pop band who first met and formed in New Cross, London, and who have released a string of singles on indie labels since 2006, and their debut album in 2009. They are currently making headway in the mainstream media, with The Guardian describing them as 'irrestistible' and Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) calling them 'a wonderful pop group with the world's coolest drummer'. The band are named partially after the Hatcham Liberal club on Queens Road, Peckham, and the Old English word 'Hatcham',  meaning 'a clearing in the woods'. Interestingly, the Hatcham Liberal club was well known as 'Hatcham Social' around the time the band formed. The area in which it lies was, in previous times, known as Hatcham. Their debut album You Dig The Tunnel, I'll Hide The Soil was released in March 2009 in the UK.

Hatcham Social formed in New Cross in 2006 when David Fineberg met brothers Tobias and Finnigan Kidd. Drummer Finnigan Kidd was still a member of Klaxons, but left in order to devote his time to Hatcham Social; they soon released their self-recorded debut 7" single "Dance as If..." on the indie label WaKs Records (Daniel Devine). After showing considerable interest and forming a friendship with the band, Faris Badwan of The Horrors (a former art student at Central Saint Martins) agreed to create the artwork for the band's second single, "How Soon Was Then?", released on PopGrooves (the label set up by David Fineberg); the artwork to the single was hand-printed on 200 limited edition 7" sleeves. The single gave the band their first national radio airplay on the BBC 6Music show Mint, hosted by Marc Riley, in January 2007.


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