New Single From Marika Hackman

Marika Hackman has announced her new single, Animal Fear, together with the rather unusual art aspect to her debut album – We Slept At Last. Both will be released on the 16th February. Working with photographer Glen Erler, she has created a series of poetic and powerful images that will form the art booklet released with both the CD and vinyl editions of her album and which … Continue reading New Single From Marika Hackman

Festive Post No 6: Marika Hackman

A Barry-Sean discovery at The Green Man festival a couple of years ago, Marika Hackman’s star has shone ever more brightly since then, and yesterday she released her haunting arrangement of traditional christmas carol O’ Come, O’ Come, Emmanuel. Listen below – it is also available as part of breast cancer awareness charity Coppafeel! and Daisy Digital’s christmas compilation that also features The Districts, Newton Faulkner, Summer Camp … Continue reading Festive Post No 6: Marika Hackman

UK Blog Sound of 2014 Results

We were pleased to be asked to participate once again in the UK Blog Sound of 2014 – a poll of 59 UK music blogs to highlight some of the best emerging artists, and to provide some alternative thought and debate to the BBC’s Sound of list. We were even more pleased to discover once the votes were counted that one of the three choices we … Continue reading UK Blog Sound of 2014 Results

New Marika Hackman EP

The crystalline, yet potent folk of Marika Hackman was one of our favourite new discoveries at this year’s Green Man Festival. Now, in the lead up to the release of her new EP, Sugar Blind, she has revealed an intimate performance video of the EP’s second track, the marvellously titled Itchy Teeth. Watch it below, and steam the EP’s lead track, the swirling psychedelia of Cinnamon too. The … Continue reading New Marika Hackman EP

The Twenty Best Things We Heard, Saw, And Discovered At The Green Man Festival

Our first visit to the brilliant Green Man Festival. Here are the twenty best things we heard, saw and discovered over the weekend. 1. The Parquet Courts live up to the hype Like the Ramones on speed, the four-piece transcended all the hype with the set of the weekend – a thrilling, occasionally ramshackle, breakneck excursion into punk, slacker pop and moshpit heaven, and in … Continue reading The Twenty Best Things We Heard, Saw, And Discovered At The Green Man Festival

Mad Mackerel Discovers Marika Hackman

Amongst our favourite discoveries of the Green Man Festival over the weekend was the captivating performance of Marika Hackman who followed a gorgeous set in the sunshine on the Walled Garden stage with a equally stunning and intimate acoustic set in the Rough Trade tent. Mixing a Nico style vocal delivery with often darker-than-night lyrics, she was an absolute delight and we are looking forward … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Discovers Marika Hackman