Australian singer-songwriter Hatchie (real name Harriette Pilbeam) has had a busy 2019 so far. Her debut album, Keepsake, is out June 21 via Double Double Whammy. She just finished touring the US with fellow indie rockers Girlpool, visiting many US cities for the first time. She’s on the verge of breaking big, and the fast-paced madness of tour was the storm before the storm.
Hatchie’s new single, “Obsessed,” showcases another side of the singer. While her EP Sugar & Spice was dreamy and poppy, she’s been embracing a more industrial and ’80s sound on her Keepsake singles so far. “Obsessed” has a cool new wave guitar riff and fun, loose sound, and it’s got a video to match.
In a way, the “Obsessed” video doubles as a tour documentary. The video pieces together shots of Pilbeam and her band on tour — eating late-night dinners, shotgunning beers, driving through the night, doing coin-operated laundry. Anyone who’s traveled to five cities in seven days knows it’s not all fun and games, but the “Obsessed” video is a fun highlight reel of the band’s travels and fun times together. In addition to the behind-the-scenes stuff, you also get some cool audience footage of shows. (Peep the outdoor Austin show they put on during a torrential downpour.)
While Hatchie is done with this particular leg of tour, she’s got some more US dates coming up this fall. Check out her itinerary below, and watch the video for “Obsessed” above.
06/24 – New York, NY @ SummerStage (Central Park) *
09/05 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
09/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wold Cafe Live
09/07 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9
09/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
09/10 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
09/11 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
09/13 – Spring Green, WI @ Sh*tty Barn
09/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
09/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
09/17 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
09/20 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
09/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
09/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
09/27 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
09/28 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
09/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
* w/ Japanese Breakfast