NEW EP – ‘ONNA’
RELEASED – 29TH JANUARY 2016
LONDON LIVE DATE – RED GALLERY, SHOREDITCH – WEDNESDAY 27TH JANUARY 2016
Watch ‘Fly Away Bird’
ERIKA is set to release her new EP through Pledge Music on the 29TH of January 2016.
The ‘Onna’ EP was recorded in Latvia with Instrumenti (Shipsi & Reynsi) and sound engineer and co-producer Gatis Zatik using a variety of instruments such as tap shoes, flight cases, zips, boom whackers and old organs and pianos. The EP features five tracks including the recent ‘Fly Away Bird’ release, a remix of ‘Pop’ by Hatcham Social and the forthcoming lead single ‘Kryptonite’.
‘Fly Away Bird’
‘Pop’ (‘To The Head Remix’ by Hatcham Social)
A truly great singer – songwriter and multi instrumentalist, ERIKA emerged from a life coloured by the musical corners of London and Japan. Crafting beautiful and innovative pop, the mood can switch from haunting to joyous and from hope to despair from verse to verse.
Her voice has also caught the attention of some very established artists. She toured with MIKA as his backing singer, provided backing vocals and keyboards for Skunk Anansie on their recent European Tour and also recently recorded a guest vocal on two tracks with #1 UK artist, Bastille and Ella Eyre.
ERIKA also likes to collaborate with designers and artists. She has collaborated with Avant-Garde Japanese designer, Kei Kagammi. The dress he made brought her ideas to light. The dress using YKK cosmolon Velcro would be designed every night by the crowd. With the finale being a belt that attached to one hundred and twenty people spanning ten metres, bringing the audience and artist, together, as one.
Having recently completed some European live dates of her own, ERIKA is set to play the following live dates, including a special single launch show at The Red Gallery in London’s Shoreditch on the 27th of January. More dates will be announced to coincide with the release of the EP.
JAN 27TH THE RED GALLERY, SHOREDITCH
JAN 29TH CIRENCESTER, LIVINGROOM
JAN 30TH BATH, LIVINGROOM
JAN 31ST CORNWALL, LIVINGROOM
FEB 16TH LES DEUX OURS, NAMUR
FEB 17TH ARTS CAFÉ, EINDHOVEN
FEB 18TH BOILER ROOM, GUILDFORD
FEB 19TH LONDON (TBC)