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Hatchie Announces Debut Album, Shares Video for New Song “Without a Blush”

Keepsake Due Out June 21 via Double Double Whammy

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Hatchie is the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. Back in May 2018 she released her debut EP under the Hatchie name, Sugar & Spice, via Double Double Whammy. Despite it being an EP, it made it on our Top 100 Albums of 2018 list. Now she has announced her debut full-length album, Keepsake, and shared a video for its first single, “Without a Blush.” Keepsake is due out June 21 via Double Double Whammy. Check out the “Without a Blush” video below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as her upcoming tour dates.

Pilbeam recorded Keepsake in a home studio in Melbourne. John Castle, the producer behind Sugar & Spice, once again collaborated with Pilbeam.

A press release/bio announcing the album highlights some of Keepsake‘s tracks. “Her Own Heart,” for example, is described as “a radiant jangle-pop gem that puts a singular twist on the post-breakup narrative.”

Pilbeam elaborates further on the song: “I’d seen people in my life go through breakups and end up with no idea what to do with themselves. I wrote that song from the point of view of a girl who winds up on her own and embraces having to figure out who she is, who doesn’t let her life get turned upside-down like that.”

“Stay With Me” is described as “Keepsake‘s most utterly rhapsodic track, all incandescent synth and unstoppable rhythm.”

Pilbeam comments: “At first I thought I could never put that on my album-it felt too dancey and pop, and I figured it could really shine on someone else’s record. But then I realized: I’m the one dictating what my sound is; what I put on my album is up to me.”

Of the album title, Pilbeam explains: “I’m not much of a nostalgic person when it comes to memories, but I do have a tendency to hold on to certain things, like tickets from the first time I went someplace on holiday. It made sense to me to call the record that, at a time when I’m going to probably end up with a lot of keepsakes-and in a way, this whole album is almost like a keepsake in itself.”

Last October Hatchie shared a brand new song, “Adored,” via the Adult Swim Singles Program. That song was one of our Songs of the Week, but is not featured on the new album.

In regards to Sugar & Spice, previously we posted Hatchie’s “Sleep” (which was our #2 Song of the Week). We also posted the video for Sugar & Spice‘s title track (which was also one of our Songs of the Week) and the audio for “Bad Guy” (which was also one of our Songs of the Week), as well as a video for “Bad Guy.” Hatchie has a shoegazer/dream-pop vibe, so it makes sense that in February 2018 Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie remixed previous single “Sure.” Hatchie also previously shared videos for “Try” and “Sure.”

Read our 2018 interview with Hatchie on Sugar & Spice.

Keepsakes Tracklist:

1. Not That Kind
2. Without A Blush
3. Her Own Heart
4. Obsessed
5. Unwanted Guest
6. Secret
7. Kiss The Stars
8. Stay With Me
9. When I Get Out
10. Keep

Hatchie Tour Dates:

4/4 - Tustin, CA @ Marty’s On Newport *
4/5 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
4/6 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater *
4/9 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
4/11 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
4/12 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
4/13 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
4/16 - St Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
4/17 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
4/18 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
4/19 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig *
4/20 - Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall *
4/21 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz *
4/23 - Boston, MA @ Royale *
4/24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
4/25 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
4/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
4/27 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes *
4/28 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
4/30 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall *
5/1 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt *
5/2 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn *
5/3 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon *
5/4 - Houston, TX @ Satellite *
5/5 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger *
5/7 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
5/8 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
5/9 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Coop *
5/10 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
5/11 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole *

* w/ Girlpool

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