Formed in autumn of 2015 in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, the members of Hatchlings quickly turned friendship into a prolific creative collaboration. Hatchlings draw from jazz, folk, R'n'B, rock and classical influences to create a fresh alternative sound, embodying what Shannon Welby of Dublin Concerts describes as "joyful alternative” where "musical adeptness is in abundance; a mixture of entrancing lyrics, riffs and cries – all spinning together blissfully and fiercely”.
Since coming together, Hatchlings have kept busy, performing in premier Irish venues such as Whelans and the Roisin Dubh, at several festivals including Electric Picnic and Vantastival, and performing internationally, headlining a Manchester festival and a sold out show in Saint Quentin, France. More recently the band has traveled to California to be a part of 'Feile Parkfeild', and have played Myles O'Reilly's ‘Arbutus Yarns’ stage (Body and Soul) as the house band for the last three years.
Their EP 'Montessori' launched in 2017 to great acclaim. They are currently working on their second EP, 'Gay Hymns', to be released in April 2019.
The birth of Hatchlings coincided with the founding of Common Grounds Collective, a group dedicated to promoting a creative lifestyle and giving artists of all mediums a platform to share their work. Their involvement in Common Grounds Collective has resulted in collaborations with creatives from around the world. Hatchlings are Jamie Bishop, Conor Cunningham, Peter Kelly, Eamon Travers, and Niall Quinn.
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