Marika Hackman announces new single ‘My Lover Cindy’ taken from her second album ‘I’m Not Your Man’ due out 2nd June on AMF Records (Loyle Carner) and Sub Pop in the US. LISTEN HERE

Having recently put together a killer live band to tour the album Marika has announced a fresh run of shows and festivals, all tickets can be purchased from Marika’s website. [ Get tickets HERE

Hackman consciously wanted to turn up the volume in the studio this time around, to live out her teenage fantasy of fronting a raucous band. “I wanted to let rip and lose control. That’s the kind of music I’ve always wanted to make. When I was younger I wasn’t looking at Joni Mitchell. I was looking at Nirvana thinking, ‘I wanna be like that!’”

Hackman’s rebellious new album ‘I’m Not Your Man’ is not afraid to call out the big questions around femininity, sexual identity, millennial ennui, the pressures of living in a social media bubble and the perils of being young in a fast-paced world. ‘My Lover Cindy’ follows the muscular post-punk call to arms first single ‘Boyfriend’ which sits atop the A-list at 6 Music.

‘My Lover Cindy’ comments on the way we can dispose of one another, how sex can be a “throwaway thing” which can lead to a “terror of falling out of love with people” and a distrust of your own emotions. The themes of sexual fluidity are ongoing throughout the song “People find it easier now to identify as queer, lesbian or gay, it feels more safe.” Hackman hasn’t yet decided how to define her own sexuality but has enough experience to know what she isn’t.

Following a rapturously received run of shows in SXSW with The Big Moon, Marika and her band will be bringing the noise to a town near you very soon. “I can’t wait to see the reaction,” she says. “That’s the thrill of reinventing yourself. I might piss off a lot people but this is still my brain, it’s still my world, and I’m gonna create it how I want.” Full list of live dates below.

Marika Hackman 2.0 is uncompromising, uninhibited, and shamelessly free. Watch this space


UK Headline Dates and Festivals

18th May – The Great Escape

29th May – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham

30th May – King Tut’s, Glasgow

31st May – Deaf Institute, Manchester

1st June – Heaven, London

14th July – Latitude Festival

3rd Sept – End of the Road Festival

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