Women Make Music: Marika Hackman
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 Cat Power deftly exploring an unsmiling bereft landscape.
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.
Her debut album ‘We Slept At Last’ was released in February 2015. The album was met with significant critical acclaim, with four star reviews from The Guardian and The Line of Best Fit, as well as being 6music’s Album of the Day.
Following her debut solo LP, Marika Hackman is returning with a very exciting new project – performing with an incredibly talented all-female band and working with Brit Award Winning producer Charlie Andrew (Alt-J) on what promises to be a very special recording.