MARIKA HACKMAN ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM ‘WE SLEPT AT LAST’, RELEASED 13TH FEBRUARY
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“Redefining folk” – Dazed & Confused
“The lovechild of Nico and Joanna Newsom” – NYLON
“Brooding folk music suffused with delicate melodies” – The Telegraph
Marika Hackman’s debut album WE SLEPT AT LAST will be released through Dirty Hit and Sony Music Entertainment Australia on February 13th, 2015.
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.
The physical editions of Marika Hackman’s debut album will be released with a 28-page art booklet 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 (UK) on February 18th and performing the record in full with her band.