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Hachiku’s homemade bedroom pop transcends you
to a cosmic abyss, filled with imaginary friends,
polar bears and zombie slayers. 

Inspired by other DIY artists (think: Grimes, Perfume Genius and early CocoRosie),
Hachiku, a.k.a Anika Ostendorf, 23, writes and produces dream pop with an an avant garde
twist from whichever bedroom she is currently inhabiting.

Since the release of her self-titled debut EP in June 2017 on Milk! Records, Hachiku has 
played a packed out residency at the Tote, opened for Fazerdaze, Camp Cope and Jen Cloher
and is about to embark on her first ever national tour with Saskwatch in Octoberand November.

Born in Detroit and raised in Germany, Ostendorf can be best described as a global artist whose bedroom
studios are perpetually changing. She formed her sound at 16 while on a road trip of the U.S.—
accompanied only by her dog, Lexus—before relocating to London and recently Melbourne, further developing
her music across the globe. Her unique brand of operatic glitter pop (~ 45 tracks consecutively layered in
patchwork-style fashion on top of Casio drum loops), paints dreamy landscapes of monumental sound, with each
song taking the listener on a melodic journey. Her bedroom beats have already been creating a buzz – she opened
for Courtney Barnett on her 2015 European tour and was invited to take part in the Split Singles Club, a
collaborative project curated by Australian independent labels Milk! Records and Bedroom Suck presenting their favorite artists. 

Hachiku’s debut EP Hachiku was self-recorded and mixed over a 2.5 year period across 3 countries using
a semi-portable home studio setup and plenty of burrowed microphones, guitars, and drum kits,
has been patiently awaiting its release day since July 2015. The two singles Moon Face, released earlier this
year as part of the Split Singles Club, and Zombie Slayer are accompanied by video clips
directed by Roxanne Halley with cinematography by Felicia Smith.  

Hachiku recently upgraded to a multi-talented, all-around sexy 4-piece live band with
 Jessie L. Warren on the bass, Jim Lawrie  on the swizzle sticks and 
Georgia Smith on the semi-acoustic.