Hachiku is the brainchild of German bedroom-producer Anika Ostendorf, 25 who writes and produces her home-made dream pop (think: Grimes, Perfume Genius and early CocoRosie) from whichever bedroom she is currently inhabiting. Born in Detroit and raised in Germany, Ostendorf first formed her sound at 16 while on a road trip of the U.S.— accompanied only by her dog— before relocating to London and recently Melbourne.
Since the release of Hachiku’s self-titled debut EP in June 2017 on Courtney Barnett’s Australian label Milk! Records, Ostendorf found a home and 4 piece band in Melbourne quickly becoming one of the most sought after live acts playing shows with Aldous Harding, Stella Donnelly and Japanese Breakfast. Hachiku was invited to open for The Breeders and José González across Australia in April & December 2018 and joined Jen Cloher and Snail Mail on their UK and Europe tours in February and October 2018. She also opened for Courtney Barnett on her 2015 European tour as well as her 2020 US solo tour. She played at Iceland Airwaves in 2019 and is confirmed to play SXSW (Austin, USA) as well as c/o pop Cologne in 2020.
Her debut album will be released in August 2020 on Milk! Records.
'Hachiku's ethereal and catchy melodies, highly tasteful, textural guitar playing and shimmering walls of sound create a unique brand of left of centre shoegaze, with each song taking the listener on a melodic journey' (THE MUSIC, Australia).
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