Folk with a punk edge from Australian DIY figurehead
Jen Cloher is regarded as the punk figurehead of Melbourne’s DIY music scene. This is partly due to their outspoken and uncertain political voice, which makes them champion the art world and her record label Milk!-Records (which she founded with their former wife Courtney Barnett). Their voice and fascinating life story are also the input for their lyrics, which are told sharply, funny and poetically through her fine, languid voice. The Independent therefore dubbed her ‘a modern day Patti Smith’. The fourth album was released last year. A record full of folk songs with a punk edge, which, according to Cloher, are an honest ode to music, love and Australia.
Hachiku is the brainchild of German-Australian producer Anika Ostendorf who writes and produces produces dream pop with an avant garde twist. Originally from Germany, moved to Melbourne and found both a job and music community at Milk! Records and expanded her bedroom project into a band.
Since releasing her self-titled debut EP in 2017, Hachiku has taken her catchy melodies, highly tasteful, textural guitar playing and shimmering walls of sound across the world touring with the likes of Courtney Barnett, The Breeders, Jose Gonzalez, Jen Cloher and Snail Mail, Stella Donnelly, Aldous Harding and Hand Habits across the US, EU and Australia.
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