Village Sounds presents
HATCHIE w/ special guests The Preatures (DJ Set) + Gauci
IT is with great excitement that Ivy League Records release Hatchie’s exceptional debut album Keepsake into the world! Featuring singles ‘Without A Blush’, ‘Stay With Me’ and ‘Obsessed’, the stunning Keepsake sees Hatchie experiment with countless new textures, exploring everything from industrial to new wave to dance-pop, handling each with understated elegance and pure, powerful feeling.
To celebrate the release, Hatchie has announced her Keepsake Australian album tour, which will kick off in Brisbane on Saturday 12 October followed by shows in Sydney, Fremantle, Adelaide & Melbourne. Tickets are on sale now via hatchie.net. The run of shows, presented by triple j, follows Hatchie’s sold-out May Australian tour and 2018’s sold out Sugar & Spice (EP) tour.
Hatchie’s debut album Keepsake sees Harriette Pilbeam, the artist behind Hatchie, team up once again with her 2018 Sugar & Spice (EP) producer John Castle (Cub Sport, Vance Joy, Jack River).
There’s a self-possessed spirit infusing all of Keepsake, which ultimately serves as a document of a particularly kinetic moment in Harriette’s life. “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,” Harriette says, reflecting on the album’s title.
“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.”
Keepsake is a culmination of what’s been an incredible two years for Hatchie. After exploding onto the scene in 2017 with the breakthrough debut single ‘Try’, Hatchie caught the attention of music fans and critics around the globe, before following it up with the exceptional dream-pop hit, ‘Sure’. Both tracks, alongside the ‘Sugar & Spice, ‘Bad Guy’ and ‘Sleep’ formed Hatchie’s striking debut EP Sugar & Spice (May 2018) – a release that garnered widespread acclaim from international music media, including NME, Stereogum, The Line of Best Fit. Popjustice, Wonderland, The Guardian UK, triple j, FBi, Spotify, Apple Music, Purple Sneakers, VICE, TheMusic and more, with Pitchfork dubbing Hatchie the “dream-pop idol of tomorrow”. Locally, 2018 also saw Hatchie win the coveted Levi's® Music Prize and sell out her Sugar & Spice (EP) tour.
2019 has already been a huge year for Hatchie, with the band touring non-stop across the world. Locally, as well as her own sold out tour, Hatchie supported the likes of Beach House, Death Cab for Cutie and Kylie Minogue in Australia. Elsewhere, the band just returned from a UK/EU tour, which included festival sets at Primavera & Heartland festival and sold-out London & Manchester headline shows. Off the back of a 30-date tour with Girlpool in North America in April/May, Hatchie has also announced her return to North America for an extensive headline tour in September.
On home soil, Hatchie has been recognised by AIR, who have nominated her for Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year at their upcoming awards in July, the same month that will see her return home to play Splendour in the Grass!
KEEPSAKE is out now on limited edition milky clear vinyl, CD and digital services, and is available here.