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Hachiku is the brainchild of 24 year old German songwriter and producer Anika Ostendorf, who records her home-made dream pop from whichever bedroom she is currently inhabiting.
Since the release of Hachiku’s self-titled debut EP in 2017 through Milk! Records, Ostendorf found a home and 4 piece band in Melbourne. A residency at the Tote last year saw their dance card fill up in 2017, playing shows with Japanese Breakfast, Camp Cope and Fazerdaze as well as their first national tour with Saskwatch. In February Hachiku will open for Aldous Harding in Melbourne and join Jen Cloher on her UK and European tour.
‘Murray’s Lullaby’ was written and recorded in regional Queensland while Ostendorf was completing 3 months of farm work - a requirement for her Australian visa. While it was a busy creative time, it was a difficult one personally, “The song deals with the isolation of a long-distance relationship”, Ostendorf explains, “longing to be close to that person while living in the fear that you’ll forget the memories you made together.”
‘Murray’s Lullaby’ marks the first time Ostendorf has collaborated with a mix engineer, enlisting the talents of Tim Shiel (Double J, Gotye). She describes the experience as “the perfect collaboration. Tim made some bold choices that brought something new to the mix and made the song the best it could be.”
released January 17, 2018
Recorded and Produced by Anika Ostendorf.
Mixed by Tim Shiel.
supported by 15 fans who also own “Murray's Lullaby”
Refreshingly simple. Perfectly casual. And with a captivating groove which will keep you humming along to the very end.
In a single track sums up everything I like about both Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett as artists. Jostein Kjønigsen