Hatchie Announces Debut LP ‘Keepsake,’ Drops “Without A Blush”
Hatchie was one of the most exciting new artists to emerge in 2018. A giddy collection of dreamy, shoe-gazer anthems, her Sugar & Spice EP was lavished with praise (it also landed on my year-end list) and marked the Brisbane singer/songwriter as One To Watch. She’s ready to take it to the next level in 2019 — unveiling the cover and tracklist of her debut LP, Keepsake, and its kaleidoscopic lead single. In some ways, “Without A Blush” picks up where Sugar & Spice left off — but the sound palette is richer and bolder.
There are traces of industrial pop mixed in with Hatchie’s signature cascading synths and fuzzy guitars. It took approximately 5 seconds to click and now I’m thoroughly obsessed. If you’re wondering why the newcomer called her album Keepsake, it turns out she’s rather sentimental. “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,” Hatchie reveals in the press release.
“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.” The Aussie dream-pop revivalist will support the project with a North American tour, which kicks off Tustin, CA on April 4. You can see all the dates and buy a ticket here. Make sure you also pre-order Hatchie’s debut LP (out June 21) and check out the intoxicating “Without A Blush” below.
Hatchie’s Keepsake tracklist:
1. Not That Kind
2. Without A Blush
3. Her Own Heart
5. Unwanted Guest
7. Kiss The Stars
8. Stay With Me
9. When I Get Out