HACHIKU is the brainchild of German-Australian producer Anika Ostendorf, who writes and produces worldly indie rock with an alt-pop appeal alongside band members Jessie Warren (she/her; bass, BVs), Georgia Smith (they/she; guitar, BVs) and Simon Reynolds (he/him - drums). Through the release of their self-recorded and self-mixed EP Hachiku (2017) and critically acclaimed debut LP I’ll Probably Be Asleep (2020), Hachiku has steadily built a loyal global fan base hinged on catchy melodies, shimmering walls of sound, and their praised live performances. They have seen consistent support and acclaim from NPR’s All Songs Considered, Bandcamp, DIY Magazine, Clash Magazine and NME among others, and are continuously invited to support household names around the UK, Europe, U.S. and so-called-Australia including Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher, The Breeders, José González, Snail Mail and more, including festival slots at Iceland Airwaves, SXSW and Melbourne Music Week. Ostendorf is also a frequent collaborator of Jen Cloher’s, co-producing their ARIA, AMP, AIR and Music Victoria-nominated fifth album I Am The River, The River Is Me (2023), and has landed syncs in the US including on Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, HBO Max’s The Sex Lives of College Girls and Audi’s mysterious 13-minute ‘Led Balloon’ film commercial.

“Hachiku may well be the Björk of the bedroom pop generation” - SXSW

“Her music is fully deserving of support; fun, literate, whipsmart indie rock with an alt-pop appeal.” - CLASH Magazine

“There is nothing undercooked about this majestic piece of music, a haunting ethereal plod through raw emotion, with Ostendorf’s icy voice rhythmically plucking each syllable.” - The Guardian

“radiates Björk-like whimsy, thanks to Ostendorf’s precise vocal delivery and a rich tapestry of backing harmonies… a quiet triumph” - Bandcamp (Album of the Day)

“Hachiku’s globe-trotting has made for more worldly pop, and her songs have a homespun feel that is both intimate and magical, assured and hard to pigeonhole.” - Brooklyn Vegan

“Despite years on the road, Ostendorf creates a sense of home for herself in the dreamy but avant-garde bedroom pop of Hachiku.” - The Current

“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



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