hatchie & the pains of being pure at heart

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In the first release since her internationally acclaimed debut album Keepsake (2019), Hatchie has announced a collaboration with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart for a cover of ‘Sometimes Always’, The Jesus and Mary Chain’s collaboration with Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval from 1994. The track is out now on all digital services and will be released on 7” in Australia exclusive to indie stores on Friday 19 June. Alongside ‘Sometimes Always’, the release features B-side ‘Adored’, Hatchie’s previously-released 2018 Adult Swim digital single and the only Hatchie track to not exist on vinyl until now. 

Listen to ‘Sometimes Always’


Of the release, Hatchie’s Harriette Pilbeam says: “it was a dream come true to record this cover of one of my favourite collaborations with one of my favourite artists. I’m so glad it’s finally getting released because it’s extra special to me.” 

100% of sales from the limited international release on Bandcamp Day last Friday, June 5 were donated to The Movement for Black Lives and The Loveland Foundation.

Press for ‘Sometimes Always’ 

NME Australia: https://www.nme.com/en_au/news/music/a-list-of-australian-labels-and-artists-donating-bandcamp-proceeds-to-bipoc-organisations-today-2682020  

Stereogum: https://www.stereogum.com/2086863/hatchie-the-pains-of-being-pure-at-heart-sometimes-always-the-jesus-and-mary-chain-cover/music/

Under The Radar: http://www.undertheradarmag.com/news/hatchie_and_the_pains_of_being_pure_at_heart_cover_the_jesus_and_mary_chain/

Paste: https://www.pastemagazine.com/music/hatchie/hatchie-and-pains-of-being-pure-at-heart-cover-jes/

Consequence of Sound: https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/06/hatchie-pains-of-being-pure-at-heart-jesus-and-mary-chain-cover-sometimes-always-stream/

The Line Of Best Fit: https://www.thelineofbestfit.com/news/latest-news/hatchie-the-pains-of-being-pure-at-heart-cover-the-jesus-and-mary-chain

Dork: https://www.readdork.com/news/hatchie-and-the-pains-of-being-pure-at-heart-sometimes-always 

Last year, Hatchie released her critically acclaimed debut album, Keepsake, which The New York Times called “blissed-out but not blissful synth-pop,” and NPR hailed as “gorgeous, fuzz-drenched dream-pop.” VICE praised the songwriting as “timeless and inviting” and Paste called it “life affirming… every track here is a knockout.”

More exciting Hatchie news on the horizon – watch this space. 

Praise for Keepsake : 

…a young Australian singer whose music reveals a lighter heart: Her sugar-dusted melodies can be heard on last year’s “Sure,” and “Secret,” from her just-released debut album. ” – The New York Times 

“Each song is concentrated on romance, in the form of heartbreak, desire, and wonder, delivered with enough jangle to melt the iciest heart.” Pitchfork 

One of the most fully realised Australian debut albums you’ll hear this year, Keepsake guarantees that Hatchie, like the album’s namesake, is definitely one to treasure – triple j

On her debut album, Aussie artist Hatchie pushes her songwriting boundaries and explores new sounds. “Obsessed” ponders friendships and how they bolster our lives. ” – KCRW 

If Sugar & Spice was an out-of-nowhere brief burst of swirling dreampop that struck an uncanny balance between the genre’s dual predilections towards thick haze and bracing clarity, her debut LP Keepsake sounds bigger and bolder in every way. ” – Bandcamp 

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. This is a record destined to sit at the beginning of a promising legacy in years to come, as Hatchie continues to create jangling sonic comfort food far into the future. ” – Under the Radar 


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