Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Influences

Beach House, Perfume Genius, Grimes, Cocteau Twins


Website

www.hachikumusic.com

Bio

Inspired by other DIY artists (think: Grimes, Perfume Genius and early CocoRosie), Hachiku, a.k.a Anika Ostendorf, 25, writes and produces dream pop with an an avant garde twist from whichever bedroom she is currently inhabiting.

Ostendorf was born in Livonia, Michigan, found her early-childhood years bouncing between America, England, and Germany, before her family settled in sleepy Dansweiler, outside Cologne in Western Germany. She formed her first band, Tutti Frutti, at seven, writing the songs herself.

She left for London to study biology, and then, fatefully, spent a year on exchange in Melbourne, with an eye on the city’s famed music scene. Whilst studying, she interned at Milk! Records, from which she took DIY ideals, a strong sense of musical community, and a record deal. She assembled a crack local combo (Georgia Smith, Jessie L. Warren, Simon Reynolds), released the first self-produced, recorded and mixed Hachiku EP, and played countless shows around town; becoming a staple of the music scene she once looked at, longingly, from afar.

Hachiku have toured Europe with Snail Mail and Jen Cloher and nationally around Australia with The Breeders and Jose Gonzales.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

Spellbinding and wonky pop track from Hachiku. Makes me wanna hop in a sleeping bag and tell ghost stories oooOOOooooOOOOOoooooo

Spellbinding and wonky pop track from Hachiku. Makes me wanna hop in a sleeping bag and tell ghost stories oooOOOooooOOOOOoooooo

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

08 Nov 2019

Triple J
35

Subtle as an exhale on a freezing cold day, this record hangs in the air like that same icy breath.

Subtle as an exhale on a freezing cold day, this record hangs in the air like that same icy breath.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

05 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

this is a daytime drama i'd get addicted to. skipping uni classes, calling in sick for work and basically not socialising just so i didn't miss a moment.

this is a daytime drama i'd get addicted to. skipping uni classes, calling in sick for work and basically not socialising just so i didn't miss a moment.