MARIKA HACKMAN: DROWN

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is the wistful, slightly psychedelic sound of a gorgeous voiced folk singer jamming with a moody, electronic, soundscaper. It’s mesmerising, finely balancing organic instrumentation with her vocal being layered atop electronica that makes you sit up and listen. There’s no pretension here, just an assuredness in writing and production that bodes well for the rest of the album.

If you really like it, are already a fan, or are just intrigued, then get down to XOYO tonight for the London date of her current tour. It beats sitting in and waiting for autumn to pass.


‘We Slept at Last’ drops 16 February 2015