Jerry Gorman aka Hatch has been playing violin since he was a boy and he’s taken his classical training to strong and sophisticated production. Taking cues from 70s funk and soul, he layers strong vocals among elements of house and he has a maturity to his music which gives us the idea that he has a lot more to bring in 2015.
“What You Need” has to be one of my favourite tracks of this year – with its dramatic start from minimal chords to its wavelike dynamic that creates a rich, warm sound. For those who love Kite String Triangle, Safia and Peking Duk, it’s that similar combination of ambient electronica and highly emotive vocals, which give “the feels” and make us want to play the song over and over.
Hatch is based in Sydney’s but he’s already travelled a fair amount this second half of the year on tour. He supported Giraffage last month in Brisbane and he often plays alongside other Australian acts, such as Slumberjack,UV Boi and Crooked Colours. He’s also on the line-up for Mountain Sounds Festival next February 2015.
Gorman is a passionate producer and a passionate performer. He hasn’t quite hit the hype point yet so do yourself a favour and head along to one of his locals shows while he’s still around and keep tabs on his SoundCloud in the meanwhile.
Published on Purple Sneakers.