Following the captivating debut single produced by Johnny Flynn and Adam Beach from the Sussex Wit – Marika Hackman announces the release of a mini album “That Iron Taste” produced by Charlie Andrew (Alt-J) due for release 25th February on Dirty Hit.
Marika has recently been invited to play with Ethan Johns on his February 2013 tour and will headline her own UK tour March 2013.
Marika’s music channels something very different to the happy-clappy nature of recent folk, hers is a far more potent vision in the lineage of Syd Barrett, but presented by an enigmatic beauty with a striking vocal delivery more akin to that of Nico. Testament to Marika’s rare talent can be heard on a recent covers EP that disclosed a raft of influences from Warpaint and The Knife to Nico and Nirvana.
Lead single “Cannibal” is an outwardly accessible, and eminently listenable song with some deep rumination about the conflicts between human evolution and personal greed. Offering new riches with each listen, “Cannibal” was recently named Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’.
Intrigue is at the heart of Marika’s music, but there’s something gloriously attainable about her as an artist, and her commitment to touring and meeting with a receptive audience who are searching for the very same antidotes to the challenges of modern life.
In the lead up to the album, Marika has unveiled an intimate acoustic video for “Bath Is Black”, the first in a series of acoustic videos for each of the release’s tracks, watch it below:
Marika Hackman w/ Ethan Johns UK Dates
1st Feb – Brighton – Unitarian Church
2nd Feb – Brighton – South Street Theatre
4th Feb – Bristol – Colston Hall
2 5th Feb – Cardiff – The Gate Arts Centre
6th Feb – Exeter – Phoenix
7th Feb – Nottingham – Glee Club Studio
9th Feb – Sheffield – The Lantern Theatre
10th Feb – Birmingham – Glee Club
11th Feb – Norwich – Arts Centre
13th Feb – Liverpool – The Capstone Theatre
14th Feb – Stockton – The Georgian Theatre
15th Feb – Kendal – Brewery Arts Centre
16th Feb – Edinburgh – The Pleasance Theatre
18th Feb – Manchester – Sacred Trinity
19th Feb – Leeds – Brudenell
25th Feb – London – Purcell Rooms
Marika Hackman Headline UK Tour
28th Feb – Brighton – Komedia
1st March – Bristol – Louisiana
2nd march – Manchester – The Castle
3rd March – Edinburgh – Electric Circus
4th March – Newcastle – Think Tank
6th March – London – Sebright Arms