Music Box sessions – Marika Hackman performs tracks from her new album 'Any Human Friend'
'hand solo' artist is touring the UK in 2020
This is one of my favourite performances of any series – the arrangements Marika worked out with her band stay true to her core sound but strip things back a bit to show the raw artistry.
In a review for The Independent, Alexandra Pollard said of her album: “Hackman’s debut album, 2015’s We Slept At Last, was a gentle, unprovocative affair – though if you listened closely, the dark, sexual energy that convulses through her current sound was already there.
“Her second, I’m Not Your Man, was scuzzier and more explicitly queer – a road she continues down with Any Human Friend, a blunt, bold album on which Hackman’s beatific voice sits atop methodically messy instrumentals.”
For her Music Box session, Marika performed “wanderlust”, “the one” and “hand solo”.
She tours the UK from 24 February to 28 March, including a night at Kentish Town Forum in London. Any Human Friend is out now.