Hip Hatchet from Portland/USA is doing his first UK/Ireland tour in January & February 2014. I'm helping this wonderful singer-songwriter to fill the dates on the killer long tour. Please find the details and links to Philippe's music below. Get in touch if you're interested in booking a date for him.
Hip Hatchet is the songwriting project of Philippe Bronchtein presenting rustic, carefully orchestrated folk songs. Like the song-smiths before him, Bronchtein always places the emphasis of his songs on the lyrics.
Hip Hatchet released "Joy and Better Days," (2012) his most recent and second full length album on Gravitation records (Tallest Man on Earth, Bjorn Olsson). The sound is trademarked by open tunings, lush woodwinds, intricate finger picking, and a unique vocal delivery. The songs are most easily categorized as folk, but draw inspiration from elements of country and chamber music as well.
His deep vocals meld well with the winter coat of harmonies that cover this album and take the listener to a place of comforting seclusion
The lyrics are honest, sad, funny, introspective, metaphorical, and ultimately poetic. Like Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, Bronchtein mixes stripped down humor with honest self criticism -Zach from welistenforyou.blogspot.com
The sound of this album seems imprinted by Winter and woodland, and carries all the warmth and determination of a soul that has passed through those things time and again.