Marika Hackman debut single & launch show announced
‘You Come Down / Mountain Spines’ out September 3rd
There’s a violence to the countryside, encapsulated in the sumptuous prose of D.H Lawrence’s in which metaphors engorge and heighten into states of pure ecstasy. A fantastic and virulent strain of writing which, thanks to Marika Hackman, now exists in song.
Double A-Side ‘You Come Down’ and ‘Mountain Spines’ produced by Johnny Flynn and Adam Beach from the Sussex Wit will be released September 3rd through Transgressive imprint paradYse (Theme Park, Cold Specks) on limited 7” and digital download. Marika will also be playing a single launch show on Tuesday, September 4th at London Servant Jazz Quarters.
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 deftly exploring an unsmiling bereft landscape:
“I don't know why I started writing; it's something I've been playing around with since I was so young that I can't remember how it began. I think living in the countryside for most of my life has affected my writing as nature usually manages to creep its way into my songs..."
With tours already in place with Benjamin Francis Leftwich, and new fans such as Zane Lowe proclaiming her his 'Next Hype', you can be sure that Marika Hackman will blossom into one of the most important creators and interpreters of song in our times.
Marika Hackman will be playing the following shows:
SEPTEMBER 4th: LONDON, London Servant Jazz Quarters (Single Launch)
Marika will be supporting Benjamin Francis Leftwich on the dates listed below:
OCTOBER 1st: BRIGHTON, Concorde 2 2nd: BOURNEMOUTH, Old Fire Station 3rd: EXETER, The Phoenix 4th: FALMOUTH, Princess Pavillion 5th: SWANSEA, Sin City 6th: BRISTOL, O2 Academy 8th: OXFORD, Town Hall 9th: NEWCASTLE, Northumbria University 10th: EDINBURGH, Pleasance Theatre 11th: ABERDEEN, Lemon Tree 12th: INVERNESS, Ironworks 13th: GLASGOW, Oran Mor 15th: LEEDS, City Varieties 16th: SHEFFIELD, Plug 17th: BIRMINGHAM, Irish Centre 18th: CAMBRIDGE, Junction 19th: NORWICH, Waterfront 20th: NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms 22nd: CARLISLE, Brickyard 23rd: LIVERPOOL, University (Stanley Theatre) 24th: LONDON, KOKO 25th: MANCHESTER, HMV Ritz 26th: STOKE, Sugarmill 27th: YORK, Duchess 29th: WREXHAM, Central Station 31st: GALWAY, Roisin Dubh (upstairs)
NOVEMBER 1st: CORK, Cyprus Avenue 2nd: BELFAST, Oh Yeah Music Centre/Limelight (two venues) 3rd: DUBLIN, Whelan’s
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