£21.99Singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Amy Studt has announced that she will release her eagerly awaited new album on Crocodile Records on the 4th of October 2019.Visit product page →
‘Happiest Girl In The Universe’, recorded with Hatcham Social’s Toby Kidd, features eleven bold, intimate and heartfelt tracks including the acclaimed singles ‘Sleepwalker’ and ‘I Was Jesus In Your Veins’ together with the albums eponymous titled closer . Haunting cinematic pop that recalls the drama of the late Scott Walker, the new long player is a narrative diary of depression, hope and redemption and is without doubt one of the most personal and innovative collection of songs that is likely to surface this year.
“This is the work of an artist genuinely using their chosen medium to explore and make sense of their life experience. There’s certainly nothing glamorising suffering here”. Aural Aggravation
With parents who are both accomplished classical musicians, Amy Studt’s future as a performer was always inevitable and from an really early age she was a proficient pop musician, playing piano, oboe and guitar. A special talent, at a mere fourteen years of age she was signed to Simon Fuller’s roster of artists and then quickly picked up a deal with Polydor Records.
At sixteen she released her first single, ‘Just a Little Girl’ which charted at number 14 in the UK pop charts and reached number 1 on US radio play. Her second single ‘Misfit’ reached number 6 and this was soon followed by her debut album ‘False Smiles’ which went on to sell 260,000 copies. Leaving Polydor in 2004 at the age of eighteen years, Amy stayed out of the public eye for a while, but in 2006 it was announced that she was working on a new album and she’d re-signed to Simon Fuller’s new 19 Entertainment Indie label. A new album ‘My Paper Made Men’ was released in 2008 and after a couple of more singles and the album becoming a cult collectors item, Amy again withdrew from the limelight to a cottage in the countryside.
Shying away from the spotlight and constant touring, she built her own recording studio and spent time playing the odd low-key show and writing and recording the songs that have eventually formed the ‘Happiest Girl In The Universe’ record. Returning with a darker and more soulful sound, she is one of the most innovative artists around and is creating some of the most beautifully and inspirational music in the UK right now.
“Studt’s always had an exceptional voice and she blows us away with her control and heartfelt emotion with a pure raw vocal which sounds beyond beautiful”. Celeb Mix
1. ‘ I Was Jesus In Your Veins’
2. ‘Let The Music Play’
3. ‘ Sleepwalker’
5. ‘The Water’
6. ‘One Is The Only Number’
7. ‘This Time’
8. ‘Different Coloured Pills’
9. ‘Violently With Love’
10. ‘Troubles Coming In’
11. ‘Happiest Girl In The Universe’
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Hatcham Social are set to return with a new album of their very own art-pop, post-punk, and rock ‘n’ roll sound on Crocodile Records on the 2nd of October 2015. ‘The Birthday of the World’ is the follow up to last years ‘Cutting Up The Present Leaks Out The Future’, described by Q Magazine as “a thrilling long dark night of the soul”, and features ten new tracks including the recent download release ‘Bucket Of Blood’.The atmospherics, lyrical heart, and energy are carried through to this new album: a science fiction themed art-pop odyssey titled ‘The Birthday of the World’.
Since the release of their debut long player ‘You Dig The Tunnel, I’ll Hide The Soil’ in 2009, Hatcham Social have never been a band to fall neatly into a scene or formula. From lo-fi bedroom pop cassettes, to post-punk shards and poetry, short films, girl-boy rock 'n' roll, and drug fueled dark folk tinged psychedelia they have constantly reinvented and evolved with each release.
Inspired by the stories of Isaac Asimov, Ursula K Le Guin, and Arthur C Clarke, the new album is an exploration of Earth’s last days and the colonisation of Mars and is without doubt their finest collection of songs to date. Full press campaign is under way with review expected in all major magazines.
1. Bucket of Blood
2. Wondrous Place
3. The Struggle That Keeps Us Together (Coming Of Age In The Milky Way)
4. Find A Way To Let In Your Sins (Hit Red Cut A Right)
5. Our Love Will Carry Us Through The Stars (Song For Joanna)
6. Hanging Rock
7. A New World Calling
9. Life In An Endless Love Song
10. Star Woman