On her debut EP Sugar & Spice, Hatchie delivered the sonic equivalent of falling deliriously in love: a sustained rush of feeling, rendered in swoony melodies and gauzy guitar tones and endlessly hypnotic layers of sound. Now, with her full-length debut Keepsake, the Australian singer/songwriter tries on countless new textures, exploring everything from industrial to new wave to dance-pop, handling each with understated elegance and pure, powerful feeling.
In the making of Keepsake, the Brisbane-bred musician otherwise known as Harriette Pilbeam recorded in a home studio in Melbourne and worked again with John Castle—the producer behind Sugar & Spice, a 2018 release that prompted Pitchfork to dub her the “dream-pop idol of tomorrow.” And while the album begins and ends with two massively catchy pop tracks—the brightly defiant “Not That Kind,” the euphoric and epic “Keep”—many songs drift into more emotionally tangled terrain, shedding light on experiences both ephemeral and life-changing.
The video for "Her Own Heart," the last from Hatchie's debut full-length, Keepsake, is out now! Harriette says about the video - "I wanted to close the year with something natural and stripped back in comparison to the studio sets and intense lighting we’d worked with for earlier releases. ‘Her Own Heart’ is about moving forward and being happy with yourself, so we thought the video should just be me, happy and alone.”
"Harriette Pilbeam delivered a certified Album of the Year contender in her June dream-pop opus Keepsake. That debut LP has given us several 2019 highlights, and now Hatchie puts a mighty bow on the year with a video for her space-gazing pop lullaby 'Her Own Heart'" - Vanyaland
The highly-anticipated debut album from Hatchie is finally here!
Keepsake is out today and you can stream it wherever you find music.
Find all things Hatchie at www.smarturl.it/keepsake!
"Hatchie invites you to bathe in the joyous essence of Keepsake. From the opening notes of "Not That Kind" until the closing utterances of "Keep," her vice-like grip over your attention never threatens to wane."
—Under The Radar
"Keepsake showcases an artist wholly sure of her sound from the outset, featuring tightly-crafted pop music that vacillates between cathartic refrains and contemplative verses with precision."
Hatchie has released the final single from Keepsake. "Obsessed" is released alongside a video of endearing footage from their most recent full US tour. Keepsake will be available everywhere on June 21st!
"As she sings in a whispery voice, guitars cushion her voice, fading in and out like a crossover of stringy ’90s indie rock, gentle shoegaze, and electronic dream pop."
—Consequence of Sound
“Obsessed” pushes the singer further into shoegaze-y territory, with fuzzy guitar and searing lyrics reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine and the Cocteau Twins: “Hung myself out to dry till you let me in/That’s when I knew I’d clip my wings, do anything for you.”
Tickets on sale Friday, May 17th. Get them at hatchie.net.