On the all-Australian Milk! Records label, German bedroom-producer Anika Ostendorf appears to be an exception. But when listening to her home-made dreampop, it immediately becomes clear why Courtney Barnett has signed the 23-years old to her label. Ostendorf started off at the age of 16, when she went on a road trip through America, and wrote her first songs. After living in Germany and London, she moved to Melbourne, where she formed a four piece band. Hachiku quickly became one of the most popular live acts, playing with Japanese Breakfast and Aldous Harding, and supporting José Gonzalez on his 2018 Australian tour. Hachiku released her first real EP in 2017 on Milk! Records, and clearly lived up to the very high expectations.
'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).