The name Katie Richardson is synonymous with eclectic creative spirit and collaboration in Northern Ireland. Between her varied work as a composer, sound designer, producer and songwriter, she’s long been at the heart of the country’s forward-pushing musical community.
After spending a couple of years as a member of Choice nominated, Pleasure Beach, HEX HUE marks a clean break for the Belfast vocalist and musician. Bearing the imprint of Scando pop, percussive electronica and introspective indie, it offers up harmony-driven alt-pop that is full testament to the aforesaid diversity. With a debut LP primed for release at the start of next year, her debut single ‘Numbers' is a slickly-produced gem that tackles “losing friends and trying to cling on for as long as you can” head on, the single marries immersive, carefully-woven production with widescreen hooks and harmonies.
This is technicolour alt-pop that locks its gaze on the horizon to see better, brighter days.
"'Numbers' is a taut, pristine piece of alt-pop, with its vital vocal pitting HEX HUE against the world."
"‘Numbers’ combines the best parts of indie and electronica... It's a mesmerising affair."