Hatchie: 'Be patient but not complacent'

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NAME

Harriette Pilbeam (Hatchie)

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I'm a musician

FAVOURITE BAND?

New Order

FAVOURITE SONG?

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Temptation by New Order

FAVOURITE FEMALE ARTIST AND WHY?

Kate Bush. She moved mountains and did everything on her own terms.

IS THIS WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF?

Yes and no. I always wanted to be a musician but thought it was an unrealistic plan for me. It's been a long journey to where I am now, and different from what I expected, but I couldn't be happier. Looking back, I'm glad it took me this long to find my feet as an artist and I wouldn't have it any other way.

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO NEXT?

GLOBAL!!!

FORKS IN THE ROAD, HOW DO YOU MANAGE THEM?

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I try to be realistic and trust that whichever path I choose, it's the right one for me. If something is meant to happen it will happen; even if I think I've made a mistake I always end up where I need to be.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ADVICE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF? 

Be patient but not complacent. Things will happen for you eventually but only if you work hard.

WHAT MAKES YOU WANT TO GIVE UP? HOW DO YOU BOUNCE BACK?

Constantly comparing myself to others. I have to remind myself it's a waste of time and energy and only brings me down. I put my head (and my phone!) down and focus on my own work.

Hatchie is this year's Levi's Music Prize winner and is headed overseas for a bunch of international dates find them here. Like her on Facebook and follow on Instagram. Listen to her music on Apple Music and Spotify.