hat. is the brainchild of Murray Curnow; an artist manager with extensive experience across both the Australian and U.K music industries. He clocked over a decade with London-based agency Wildlife Entertainment, seeing acts like Royal Blood achieve numerous #1-charting albums and overseeing fellow label talent like Artic Monkeys and Kae Tempest.
Curnow is hitting the ground running, already snagging some incredible artists under his hat. There’s stellar W.A. band Dulcie with their divine harmonies and sunshine-y aura, cool cats Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, thriving with new album SHYGA! The Sunshine Mound, and genre-bending solo act People Taking Pictures, side project of Crumpets member Luke Parish. Hat. will also be taking care of new UK artist Lily Denning, a delightful international addition to the roster.
The agency will be based out of London and Western Australia. This was apparently due to Curnow being stuck in Perth during lockdown, in which case, thank you Ms Corona for the happy coincidence. Hat. is an incredibly welcome addition to the west coast music scene, the state absolutely bursting with talent ready to be snaffled up. It’s exciting to imagine the prospects for the acts under management that receives such acclaim:
“Murray is a manager with great integrity who is equipped with all the qualities and experience to help his artists discover and realise their true potential. I wish him every success with hat.” Ian McAndrew, CEO Wildlife Entertainment As the industry brushes off the 2020 rubble, there is no doubt that hat. and its artists will flourish in their first year. Have a squiz below at all things hat. and get yourselves up to speed as this agency grows from strength to strength!