Release Date: June 21, 2019
Favorite Tracks: Without a Blush
This is the first full-length album from Australian singer-songwriter Harriette Pilbeam, who records under the name Hatchie. The songs are lush and dreamy and a suitable soundtrack to a lazy summer day. The sound is reminiscent of early 90s bands with ethereal female lead vocalists like The Sundays. I really liked her 2018 EP Sugar & Spice, but the songs on Keepsake don’t packe the same punch with the exception of “Without a Blush.” A lot of songs suffer from a repetitious nature where they start with a good groove or lyric but it becomes grating as the song goes along. The song “Obsessed” is a good example of this. I was looking forward to this album but I don’t think I will be revisiting it.