MARIKA HACKMAN+ TALK SHOW

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has moved to Mama Roux’s. All tickets remain valid and all show times remain the same*

“hand solo,” “blow,” “conventional ride”—these are just a few of the cheeky offerings off Any Human Friend, the new album from rock provocateur Marika Hackman.

“This whole record is me diving into myself and peeling back the skin further and further, exposing myself in quite a big way. It can be quite sexual,” Hackman says. “It’s blunt, but not offensive. It’s mischievous.”

There’s also depth to her carnal knowledge: Any Human Friend (out via AMF Records and Sub Pop Records in North and South America) is ultimately about how, as she puts it, “We all have this lightness and darkness in us.” Hackman lifted the album’s title from a documentary about four-year-olds interacting with dementia patients in senior homes.

Marika Hackman Links: Website | Facebook | Spotify

Watch the official music video for ‘hand solo’ below:


“Talk Show are a force of nature.” Clash Magazine.

A lot can happen in a year. Flash back to the start of 2019 and London 4-piece Talk Show were just beginning to announce themselves as a name to watch with their (now sold-out) debut single for Yala Records , “Fast and Loud.” An intense, raucous outlay of post-punk energy, “Fast and Loud” raced its way through a jagged, dark account of an imagined metropolis, capturing the attention of BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, as well as a host of tastemaker publications. Follow-up single “Ankle Deep (In A Warm Glass of Water)” then upped the stakes with a one-two punch that married their raw, punk-inspired delivery with melodic, romantic introspection.

Fast-forward to Jan 2020 and Talk Show have solidified themselves as a stirring live spectacle, touring throughout the UK and Europe in support of artists including Fontaines D.C., Squid, Fat White Family, Crows, The Murder Capital, Black Country, New Road and Pip Blom. Now, they are ready to present the fruits of a year spent digesting the world around them. Their debut EP “These People” arrives on March 27th via Council Records

Watch their Yala! Session for ‘Fast and Loud’ here: