Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Hatchie, Better Oblivion Community Centre


band members

Huck Hastings + Sachin Burns


Website

Bio

Sydney singer-songwriter Huck Hastings met Sachin Burns (guitarist for Run Marlowe) while working at a cafe/bookshop on Sydney’s Bondi Beach. They became fast friends through their mutual love for well-crafted pop songs, getting through the evening shifts by sharing their latest musical discoveries with each other.

The songs that would eventually become the Hacky Sack EP began to take form on a staff trip to the south coast of NSW in which the pair spent their time climbing trees, hanging poolside and playing songs for the other staff members.

Very much a lockdown project, ‘Exaggerating’ was recorded from the comfort of their respective bedrooms and mixed by Oscar Sharah (Lola Scott, Abbey Bella May) and mastered by Tim Carr.

On the surface, their debut single - ‘Exaggerating’ is a light and dreamy exploration of
unrequited love. If you listen closely, it also touches upon themes of depression, longing and the uncertainty that comes alongside growing up.
Sitting atop the pulse of an electronic beat, Burns’
guitar sits ethereal and sundrenched, the perfect backbone to Hastings’ thoughtfully penned observations which are seemingly simple, but deeply human.

“I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of romance lately, and how toxic it can be. I wanted to explore the idea of having feelings for somebody without expecting anything back. an unpossessive kind of love.” - Huck Hastings

“I’ve been very into these kinds of shimmery guitars and it sounded interesting to set it
against the electronic drums and create more of a bedroom-pop sound that fit the tone of
Huck’s lyrics.” - Sachin Burns

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

it's warm jangly stuff so of course it went straight for my heart. there's some shins and cloud control in there and i'm pretty smitten!

it's warm jangly stuff so of course it went straight for my heart. there's some shins and cloud control in there and i'm pretty smitten!

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

15 Jan 2021

Triple J
40

Carrying this track straight into my weekend. Thank you Hacky Sack. I think RAT!hammock fans will love this.

Carrying this track straight into my weekend. Thank you Hacky Sack. I think RAT!hammock fans will love this.

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

10 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

This makes me feel like a teenager again, it's summer, my heart is full of crush, and everything feels like a dream. Beautiful.

This makes me feel like a teenager again, it's summer, my heart is full of crush, and everything feels like a dream. Beautiful.