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, a debut album in 2009 and are currently active in a Pledge Campaign for the release of their second LP. With the debut album they made 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'. 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.
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