Maynooth, County Kildare
Hatchlings is a collaborative project made up of multi-instrumentalists and songwriters. We have been influenced by an array of genres and our sound comprises mainly of folk, jazz and soul infusions. Lyrics are of huge importance to us, as can be heard in our first EP, and we are influenced by authors and poets as much as we are by our fellow musicians.
We play a mixture of soft, intimate shows as well as more funky gigs; we take our cue from the venue around us. We take pride in our ability to adapt to our venue, and as a result we get to play our songs in many different styles and settings.
We have had the pleasure of gigging a lot of the major venues and festivals that Ireland has to offer. (Electric Picnic 2016/2017, Body and Soul 2017/2018, Whelan's, The Button Factory, Roisin Dubh)
In March, April and May of this year we traveled to California play ‘Feile Parkfeild’, and spent some time writing in New Orleans and New York.
On returning home this summer we were asked to be the House Band for Myles O'Reilly's ‘Arbutus Yarns’ stage at Body and Soul. We clocked in several hours across the three days playing with many different musicians, singers, poets and rappers in an impromptu setting.
We have released one EP to date, Montessori, and are currently in the process of recording four singles. We plan to produce the singles this autumn, along with a mini album which we are aiming to release in the early months of the New Year.