MARIKA HACKMAN ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM ‘WE SLEPT AT LAST’, RELEASED 16THFEBRUARY 2015
NEW SINGLE ‘ANIMAL FEAR’ RELEASED 16TH FEBRUARY 2015
“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 debut 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 debut 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.
Hear Marika Hackman’s new single ‘Animal Fear’
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, that are 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.
Having wowed audiences across the UK in December with the addition of her newly formed live band, Marika Hackman has announced details of her largest UK headline tour to date. Opening in Leicester on 23rd March, the tour will see Marika playing a run of eighteen dates, ending in Southampton on Wednesday 15th November at The Joiners. Tickets will go on sale at 9:00 AM on Friday 23rd January.
Monday 23 – Leicester – The Musician
Tuesday 24 – Hull – Adelphi
Wednesday 25 – Stoke – Sugarmill
Thursday 26 – Birmingham – The Rainbow
Saturday 28 – Nottingham – Bodega
Monday 30 – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms
Tuesday 31 – London – Bush Hall
Wednesday 1 – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Thursday 2 – Newcastle – Think Tank
Friday 3 – York – Duchess
Saturday 4 – Manchester – Night and Day
Sunday 5 – Glasgow – King Tuts
Thursday 9 – Bristol – Thekla
Friday 10 – Cardiff – St John’s Church
Saturday 11 – Aldershot – West End Centre
Sunday 12 – Bedford – Esquires
Tuesday 14 – Cambridge – Portland Arms
Wednesday 15 – Southampton – Joiners
Tickets – www.MarikaHackman.com
We Slept At Last is available to pre-order on iTunes, vinyl & CD now.