Ahead of the releaseof her anarchic sophomore album I’m Not Your Man, due out 2nd June on AMF Records (Loyle Carner) and Sub Pop in the US, Marika Hackman unveils a new album track Cigarette.[Listen here]
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.
Having flexed her lyrical dexterity and punk musicianship on BBC 6 Music playlisted singles, Boyfriend and My Lover Cindy,one could be forgiven for not seeing curveball new track Cigarette coming. But Cigarette demonstrates brilliantly that a tender fragility still touches Marika’s music, who gained notoriety for her delicate and coolly unnerving 2015 debut We Slept At Last.
Marika has recently announced a co-headline US tour with best pals The Big Moon as well as UK dates with her newly formed live band, whose ebullient debut performance at The Great Escape was undoubtedly a festival highlight.
UK Headline Dates and Festivals
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
25th August – Reading & Leeds Festival
3rd Sept – End of the Road Festival
North American Dates with The Big Moon
Jul. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg
Jul. 31 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
Aug. 02 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Aug. 03 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Aug. 04 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
Aug. 06 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Aug. 07 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
Aug. 09 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
Aug. 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Back Room atCollectivo
Aug. 11 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Aug. 13 – Toronto, ON – The Drake
Aug. 14 – Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo
Aug. 15 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
Aug. 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
I’m Not Your Man Tracklisting: 1. Boyfriend, 2. Good Intentions, 3. Gina’s World, 4. My Lover Cindy, 5. Round We Go, 6. Violet, 7. Cigarette, 8. Time’s Been Reckless, 9. Apple Tree, 10. So Long, 11. Eastbound Train, 12. BlahBlahBlah, 13. I’d Rather Be With Them // Bonus Tracks: 1. AM, 2. Majesty, 3. Boyfriend (recorded from Marika’s bedroom), 4. My Lover Cindy (recorded from Marika’s bedroom)
Marika Hackman 2.0 is uncompromising, uninhibited, and shamelessly free.