Marika Hackman was the 3rd most blogged about UK artist last year and is set to release her début album in February, just before making her début in Bedford as part of her UK tour.
“Redefining folk” – Dazed & Confused
“The lovechild of Nico and Joanna Newsom” – NYLON…
“Brooding folk music suffused with delicate melodies” – The Telegraph
Marika Hackman’s new single, ‘Animal Fear’, will be released through Dirty Hit on 16th February 2015, the same day as her début album, We Slept At Last.
From the tangled folk roots of That Iron Taste, through to the swarming psychedelia of Sugar Blind and Deaf Heat, there’s a distinct sense of adventure to Marika’s songwriting. Over this trilogy of hugely revered EPs her extraordinary songs have continued to develop and evolve, whilst still retaining the same beauty and invention that make her vision truly unique.
It comes as a surprise to learn that not one of the 13 original songs on those three EPs has made it onto Marika’s debut album, We Slept At Last, a decision that speaks of cussed self-confidence and a desire to keep moving and evade glib definition.
We Slept At Last is an assured and endlessly intriguing début album that rewards every repeated listen with new riches. Produced by long-term collaborator Charlie Andrew (Alt-J), each song uncovers an artist undaunted to challenge traditional conventions to create something that’s at once classic and contemporary.
The physical editions of Marika Hackman’s debut album will be released with an art booklet (24-page vinyl / 28-page CD) containing a series of poetic and powerful images by Californian-born photographer Glen Erler, inspired by and resonate with the same dark narrative as We Slept At Last. Celebrating the album release, Marika will be exhibiting the full collection of photos in Camden’s Cob Gallery on 18th February and performing the record in full with her band.
Tickets are £8 adv, on sale from Friday 23rd January – 9am from Seetickets.com: http://www.seetickets.com/event/marika-hackman/bedford-esquires/846988
Also on sale from Boutique Planet Clothing, The Arcade, Bedford and Bedford Esquires
Doors open 7.30pm
Full support line up to be announced.