MARIKA HACKMAN+ CHARLOTTE CARPENTER
“Redefining folk” - Dazed & Confused
“the lovechild of Nico and Joanna Newsom” – NYLON
“brooding folk music suffused with delicate melodies” - The Telegraph
Having wowed audiences across the UK in November, Marika Hackman has announced details of her largest UK headline tour to date – calling at Birmingham’s The Rainbow on Thurs 26th March.
Intrigue is at the heart of Marika Hackman’s music but there’s something gloriously attainable about her as an artist and her commitment to touring and meeting with a receptive audience who are searching for the very same antidotes to the challenges of modern life.
After releasing a series of hugely revered singles and EPs over the last year, Marika Hackman releases her debut album We Slept At Last on the 16th February via Dirty Hit.
We Slept At Last is an assured and endlessly intriguing debut album that rewards every repeated listen with new riches. Produced by long-term collaborator Charlie Andrew (Alt-J), each song uncovers an artist undaunted to challenge traditional conventions to create something that’s at once classic and contemporary.
Watch the video for ‘Drown’ below:
Plus support from CHARLOTTE CARPENTER
Northampton-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter is a rising songstress, gravitating more readily towards blues and mixing Laura Marling’s breathless insight with Daughter’s ambient indie. Having three previously self-released EP’s under her belt, her most recent Whole EP climbing to No.10 in the iTunes singer/songwriter charts, followed with a recent download-only track ‘Siren Song’ which received a spin on Lauren Laverne’s 6Music show, it is clear Charlotte is much more than the sum of her influences.
Honing her stagecraft alongside fellow contemporary troubadours such as Marika Hackman, Ethan Johns, George Ezra and Annie Eve, Charlotte’s spectral sound and live shows have won her considerable acclaim and support from the likes of national indie publications Brum Notes and For Folk’s Sake, as well as glowing recognition from BBC Introducing.
Imbued with a more abrasive, rockier vibe than her older material, her latest record demonstrates exactly why she will ‘soon be anointed alt’s newest darling.’
Watch the video for ‘Whole’ below: