Watch – Hachiku ‘Murray’s Lullaby’

Hachiku shares a steamy new video for latest single ‘Murray’s Lullaby’. Having just returned from a sold out tour of the Europe and U.K. opening for Jen Cloher, you can catch them heating up a stage in celebration of the single’s launch in March. Full details below!

The video for ‘Murray’s Lullaby’ is slick in every other meaning apart from ‘cool’. Set within the dripping wet walls of a sauna radiating at 52 degrees, Hachiku’s Anika Ostendorf gradually, uncomfortably succumbs to the heat of her own perspiration. Soon joined by her bandmates, the video dives, pore-first, into a world of sweat and hot air, and is the most fun you can have in a sauna without passing out.

Anika explains, “Jessie, Georgia and Simon are your semi-normal sauna visitors (if you ignore the chest shaving) while I am almost invisible to them and slowly melting away in the background. We are in one room together but might as well be on separate planets. I like how (director) Julia managed to symbolise and capture the agony of a long distance relationship and combine it with a subtle sense of humour that makes it all a little bit more bearable.”

‘Murray’s Lullaby’ was written and recorded in regional Queensland while Anika 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 single marks the first time Anika has collaborated with a mix engineer, enlisting the talents of Tim Shiel.

Stream / purchase ‘Murray’s Lullaby’:

‘Murray’s Lullaby’ single launch shows

Friday, 2 March: Melbourne – John Curtin Hotel
Support from The Ocean Party & June Jones
Tix On Sale

Saturday, 17 March: Sydney – The Chippendale Hotel
With Imperial Broads, Okin Osan and Jessie L Warren
Tix on the door

Sunday, 18th March: Canberra – No Front Fences Festival
Tix on the door

Friday, 23rd March: Castlemaine – The Bridge Hotel
Tix on the door

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