HACHIKU Announce I’ll Probably Be Asleep album tour Share ‘Busy Being Boring’ live video Debut album I’ll Probably Be Asleep is out now

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HACHIKU Announce I'll Probably Be Asleep album tour Share 'Busy Being Boring' live video Debut album I'll Probably Be Asleep is out now
Photo Credit: Marcelle Bradbeer

“‘I’ll Probably Be Asleep’ is a potent slice of escapist guitar pop with a literate feel.” – CLASH

“The title track also provides a rare moment of instrumental unrest on an album that’s otherwise full of dewy dream-pop brimming with shimmering keyboards and intimate vocals.
– Bandcamp Daily, Album of the Day

“On ‘I’ll Probably Be Asleep’ even the topics usually regulated to inflammatory newspaper op-eds take on new depth and heart.” – NME

Hachiku are excited to finally announce a tour of Victoria and New South Wales to celebrate the release of their acclaimed debut album I’ll Probably Be Asleep. The tour includes Melbourne album launches as part of the Brunswick Music Festival (the first of which is already sold out) as well as reaching many regional areas – tickets are available now here.

To celebrate the tour announcement, Hachiku have released a live video for album favourite ‘Busy Being Boring’. The video is part of the Live in the Forest performance that was originally screened on New York’s BabyTV in December. The full length performance, which was directed by Melbourne and long term Hachiku collaborator Marcelle Bradbeer, will be released in full on YouTube on March 10th.

Hachiku band-leader Anika Ostendorf says of Live in the Forest performance, “Releasing our debut album last November in the middle of a global pandemic meant that for obvious reasons we weren’t able to play a launch show full of sweaty people, soaked in beer, crowd surfing their way through venues. Instead we opted for the calming alternative – set up our instruments in a forest and play our songs to the birds, platypus and definitely a couple of snakes. Even our guitarist Georgia managed to make an appearance via satellite TV. We are pretty excited and grateful that we do get to play some real life shows after all and can’t wait to experience a socially distanced mosh pit.”

Director Bradbeer said, “I’m usually a landscape photographer and this was my first time directing and filming a video. I wanted to incorporate my usual practice & fascination with nature as a landscape photographer – particularly in a time when people are isolated from the natural environment and stuck indoors. In lockdown I had a lot of time to think about humanity’s impact on the world despite every individual being so small, almost insignificant in the grander context. My drone was perfect at capturing the vast magnitude of the environment around where my mother lives- which is on the traditional land of the Dja Dja Wurrung.”

Buy / Listen Hachiku – I’ll Probably Be Asleephttps://ffm.to/hachikuipba.syz


Sun 7 March – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine – supporting Beautiful Dark
Wed 10 March – Howler, Brunswick Music Festival, Melbourne – SOLD OUT!
Fri 12 March – The Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong – TIX
Sun 14 March – Howler, Brunswick Music Festival, Mebourne
Friday 19 March – Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel, Beechworth – TIX
Sat 20 March – Majors Tom’s, Kyneton – TIX
Thu 25 March – Frank’s Wild Years, Wollongong – TIX
Fri 26 March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney – TIX
Sat 27 March – Thyme to Taste, Yass [matinee] – FREE ENTRY
Sat 27 March – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra [evening] Sun 28 March – Northern Republic, Euroa
Fri 2 April – The Eastern, Ballarat – TIX

Hachiku – I’ll Probably Be Asleep is out now via
Milk! Records / Remote Control Records

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