News for Marika Hackman

NEWS : THU, OCT 10, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Marika Hackman North American Tour Begins Tomorrow, October 11th in Support of ‘Any Human Friend’

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Plus, she’s shared a new acoustic EPNorth American tour features support from Hardly Art’s Girl Friday who also serves as her backing band.

[Photo Credit: Joost Vendebrug]

Marika Hackman’s North American tour in support of Any Human Friendher acclaimed new album, kicks-off tomorrow in Atlanta, GA at the Earl and ends November 6th in West Hollywood, CA at The Roxy. These shows will feature support from Hardly Art band Girl Friday, who will also act as her backing band for the tour.

Oct. 11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
Oct. 12 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook*
Oct. 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall*
Oct. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle*
Oct. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere*
Oct. 18 - Allston, MA - Great Scott*
Oct. 19 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall*
Oct. 20 - Montréal, QC - Bar Le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B.*
Oct. 21 - Toronto, ON- The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern*
Oct. 23 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Oct. 24 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig*
Oct. 25 - Chicago, IL- Sleeping Village*
Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Back Room at Colectivo Coffee*
Oct. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry*
Nov. 01 - Seattle, WA - Neumos*
Nov. 04 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club*
Nov. 06 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre*
Dec. 08 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
Dec. 09 - Brussels, BE - Botanique-Rotonde
Dec. 11 - Hamburg, DE - Häkken
Dec. 12 - Berlin, DE - Privatclub
Dec. 13 - Cologne, DE - Artheater
Dec. 14 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere
Mar. 05 - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town
 
*w/ Girl Friday


In celebration of the tour, Marika has just released a new acoustic digital EP featuring alternate takes on Any Human Friend singles “hand solo” “i’m not where you are,” “the one,” and “blow.” (listen here).


Any Human Friend features the singles “hand solo” “i’m not where you are,” “the one,” and “blow,” and is out now on Sub Pop in North and South America and the rest of the world via AMF Records. The album was co-produced by David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, Let’s Eat Grandma) and Marika herself, and shows off a sharper and more liberated sound than ever before.


NEWS : FRI, SEP 27, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Marika Hackman Releases Jaw-Dropping New (NSFW) Video for “hand solo” from ‘Any Human Friend’

“Hackman is more confident than ever”
★★★★★ The Guardian
 
“A treasure trove of zippy guitar hooks, glimmering
synths, and lemony vocals.”
(9.3/10) PASTE
 
“It is amazing…there’s a real candor and frankness to the way she talks about desire and sexuality” - NPR Music

North American headlining tour October 11th-November 6th with support from Hardly Art’s Girl Friday.

Last month, Marika Hackman invited her fans to share stories of any time they have felt shame associated with female self-pleasure. Marika has used their stories to prompt a conversation around the taboo topic, which she has explored further in this thoughtful, and often humorous new video for “hand solo.” 

“hand solo” extols the virtues of masturbation and features Marika’s favorite line: “Under patriarchal law, I’m going to die a virgin.” The impossible-to-ignore video for “hand solo” has been directed by Sam Bailey who Marika collaborated with previously on the UK Music Video Awards-winning video for ‘My Lover Cindy’The pair worked closely with Evie Fehilly - a sex educator who runs sex-positive workshops in London at the female-focused sex shop SH!



 
Marika discussing the video: “I wrote ‘hand solo’ as a bit of light-hearted relief, a wank anthem for women everywhere. I loved the idea of playing on old wives’ tales about the dangers of masturbation and pushing the boundaries about what is socially acceptable. I met Sam and we came up with this playful, tongue-in-cheek idea about hands all over the world masturbating on everyday objects, and even places, and eventually the world. The hands were directed by the wonderful Evie Fehilly, a sex educator who runs sex-positive workshops in London at the famous sex shop SH!. Despite the video being quite fun, I wanted to make a serious point at the end, after the world explodes in its orgasm, that masturbation is still for many women perceived as something shameful and embarrassing - the moment of shame after the ecstasy. We asked for any female-identifying people to anonymously submit their experiences of shame relating to masturbation, and we received so many heart-breaking and heavy stories. I hope that when people see these accounts, they can relate and realize that there’s no shame in masturbation.”
 
Marika Hackman’s new album Any Human Friend is out now on Sub Pop in North and South America and the rest of the world via AMF Records. The album was co-produced by David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, Let’s Eat Grandma) and Marika herself, and shows off a sharper and more liberated sound than ever before.

Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Tonight Marika finishes her UK headline tour with a sold-out show in London at Islington Assembly Hall and will be heading to North America (with Hardly Art’s Girl Friday) and Europe later this year. See full dates below, and get tickets now here.
 
Sep. 26 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Oct. 11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
Oct. 12 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook*
Oct. 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall*
Oct. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle*
Oct. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere*
Oct. 18 - Allston, MA - Great Scott*
Oct. 19 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall*
Oct. 20 - Montréal, QC - Bar Le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B.*
Oct. 21 - Toronto, ON- The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern*
Oct. 23 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Oct. 24 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig*
Oct. 25 - Chicago, IL- Sleeping Village*
Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Back Room at Colectivo Coffee*
Oct. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry*
Nov. 01 - Seattle, WA - Neumos*
Nov. 04 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club*
Nov. 06 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre*
Dec. 08 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
Dec. 09 - Brussels, BE - Botanique-Rotonde
Dec. 11 - Hamburg, DE - Häkken
Dec. 12 - Berlin, DE - Privatclub
Dec. 13 - Cologne, DE - Artheater
Dec. 14 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere
Mar. 05 - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town
 
*w/ Girl Friday



Any Human Friend is available now. LP purchases through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on Salmon-colored vinyl (while supplies last).

NEWS : FRI, AUG 9, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Marika Hackman’s ‘Any Human Friend,’ Her Powerful, Sexually Charged, and Acclaimed New Album Is Out Today in North and South America Through Sub Pop

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“It’s Marika’s rawness that makes Any Human Friend such an emotive and compelling album” - ★★★★ ½ DIY

Marika Hackman’s internationally acclaimed new album Any Human Friend is out today, Friday, August 9th in North and South America from Sub Pop, and the rest of the world through AMF Recordings.

Stream the album now on YouTubeSpotifyApple Music, and Bandcamp.

The powerful, sexually-charged album, which is led by the highlights “i’m not where you are,” “the one,” “all night,” ”hand solo,” and “blow,” was produced by Hackman and David Wrench (Frank Ocean, the xx, Lets Eat Grandma). She will embark on a headlining North American tour this October and November with support from Hardly Art artists Girl Friday, who will also act as her backing band for the entire tour.

Marika Hackman has also scheduled a Reddit “Indieheads” AMA for Wednesday, August 14th at 12:30 pm PDT/3 pm EDT.


Any Human Friend is now available from Sub Pop. LP purchases through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on Salmon-colored vinyl (while supplies last).

Marika Hackman Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Aug.15 - Beacon Breacons, UK - Green Man Festival
Sep. 21 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Sep. 23 - Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
Sep. 24 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 25 - Manchester, UK - Band On The Wall
Sep. 26 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Oct. 11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
Oct. 12 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook*
Oct. 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall*
Oct. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle*
Oct. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere*
Oct. 18 - Allston, MA - Great Scott*
Oct. 19 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall*
Oct. 20 - Montréal, QC - Bar Le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B.*
Oct. 21 - Toronto, ON- The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern*
Oct. 23 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Oct. 24 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig*
Oct. 25 - Chicago, IL- Sleeping Village*
Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Back Room at Colectivo Coffee*
Oct. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry*
Nov. 01 - Seattle, WA - Neumos*
Nov. 04 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club*
Nov. 06 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre*

*w/ Girl Friday


What “The People” have said about Any Human Friend:

“A treasure trove of zippy guitar hooks, glimmering synths, and lemony vocals.” - (9.3/10) PASTE

“Infectious, assured, and eclectic…, Album of the Week.”  -  Stereogum

“Any Human Friend is all bangers, all the time…there is not a single low point on the album.”  -  ★★★★★ DORK

“Any Human Friend sees Hackman wholly uncensored, and all the better for it.” - ★★★★ Q

“Signals Hackman’s coming of age as an artist with real purpose and star power.” -  ★★★★ The Telegraph

 “Her most universal album yet.” - (8/10) Uncut

“A contender for album of the year.” - (8/10) CLASH

“A quantum leap forward” - (8/10) PopMatters

“Any Human Friend is an explosive body of work.” - (8/10) The Line of Best Fit

“The arrangements are sharper, the choruses bigger…” - (8/10) Loud & Quiet

“A truly excellent, explicit indie-pop album.” -  (8/10) Gigwise 

“The record is unapologetically Marika – with killer songwriting and bonus synths.” - i-D

“Hackman’s innately experimental and intrepid approach to writing is yielding ever richer rewards…, Album of the Week.” - Times of London



NEWS : THU, JUL 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Hear Marika Hackman’s “all night,” An Alluring New Standout From ‘Any Human Friend’ (out August 9th)

Today, Marika Hackman releases the grunge laced, x-rated track “all night” ahead of the release of her new album Any Human Friend, out August 9th via Sub Pop in North and South America and AMF Records for the rest of the world.
 
“all night” leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination, a song with a laid back groove that belies the up-front, no holds barred lyricism on show. 
 
Marika on the single: “I thought it would be exciting to write a really overtly sexual song about a woman from the perspective of a woman. You don’t hear much about sex between women in music, or if you do its usually from a fetishised male perspective, I thought I’d reclaim a bit of that power”.

 
Marika is a ‘Rid of Me’-era PJ Harvey for the inclusive generation: unbounded by musical genre, a preternatural lyricist and tunesmith who isn’t afraid to go there. Hackman’s 2015 debut, We Slept at Last, was heralded for being nuanced and atmospheric. She really found her footing with her last release, I’m Not Your Man, and its exceptional, swaggering international hit “Boyfriend,” which boasts of seducing away a straight guy’s girlfriend. Any Human Friend is a step-up again for Marika. There’s a sense of liberation, a sense of sexual freedom, and being a solo entity again - and working out what that means.


[Photo Credit: Joost Vendebrug]

Marika Hackman Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Having recently teased new music at the BBC 6 Music Festival, The Great Escape, All Points East, and Field Day, Marika is gearing up for a headlining North American tour this October and November with Hardly Art’s Girl Friday, who are also acting as her backing band for these dates.
 
Aug.15 - Beacon Breacons, UK - Green Man Festival
Sep. 21 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Sep. 23 - Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
Sep. 24 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 25 - Manchester, UK - Band On The Wall
Sep. 26 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Oct. 11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
Oct. 12 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook*
Oct. 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall*
Oct. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle*
Oct. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere*
Oct. 18 - Allston, MA - Great Scott*
Oct. 19 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall*
Oct. 20 - Montréal, QC - Bar Le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B.*
Oct. 21 - Toronto, ON- The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern*
Oct. 23 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Oct. 24 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig*
Oct. 25 - Chicago, IL- Sleeping Village*
Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Back Room at Colectivo Coffee*
Oct. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry*
Nov. 01 - Seattle, WA - Neumos*
Nov. 04 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club*
Nov. 06 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre*
*w/ Girl Friday


NEWS : THU, JUL 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Watch Marika Hackman’s Official Video For “the one” From ‘Any Human Friend’ (out Aug. 9th)

Marika Hackman unveils the video for latest single “the one,” directed by Louis Bhose (Michael Kiwanuka, Lewis Capaldi, Loyle Carner). “the one” is the second single from Marika’s forthcoming third album Any Human Friend, out August 9th from Sub Pop in North and South America and AMF Records for the rest of the world. 
 
Marika says of “the one” it “is probably the poppiest song I’ve ever written. I loved the idea of inhabiting this ridiculous arrogant rock star character who has totally fucked their career by writing too many sad songs.” The video for “the one” sees Marika’s rock star alter-ego come to life within a photocopier. By the end of the video, Marika is repulsed by the augmented reality she has created, she takes a baseball bat to it and destroys it forever. 
 
Director Louis Bhose reflects on the process of the video’s conception:
 
Marika: “I want to do a performance vid in a photocopier, where the imagined rockstar in me performs with gusto as the mediocre, let-down version of me watches.” 
Hack Video Director: “Say no more.”
 
Displaying an unapologetic attitude and a more liberated sound than ever before, “the one” has been co-produced by David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, Let’s Eat Grandma) and Marika herself. “the one” shows why Marika is fast turning herself into one of the most exciting songwriters of her time. Layered synthesizers make this the album’s most unexpected musical turn, alongside Marika’s signature new wave guitar fretwork and Blondie style delivery, she’s never sounded as widescreen.

Marika Hackman Tour Dates

Having recently teased new music at the BBC 6 Music Festival, The Great Escape, All Points East, and Field Day, Marika is gearing up for an exciting year of touring. Tickets for headline tour dates available from marikahackman.com.
 
Aug.15 - Beacon Breacons, UK - Green Man Festival
Sep. 21 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Sep. 23 - Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
Sep. 24 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 25 - Manchester, UK - Band On The Wall 
Sep. 26 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Oct. 11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Oct. 12 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
Oct. 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Oct. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Oct. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
Oct. 18 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Oct. 19 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
Oct. 20 - Montréal, QC - Bar Le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B.
Oct. 21 - Toronto, ON- The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Oct. 23 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Oct. 24 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
Oct. 25 - Chicago, IL- Sleeping Village
Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Back Room at Colectivo Coffee
Oct. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
Nov. 01 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Nov. 04 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
Nov. 06 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre



Any Human Friend

Any Human Friend was co-produced by David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, Let’s Eat Grandma) and Marika herself, and shows off a sharper and more liberated sound than ever before. Now available for preorder from Sub Pop: LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America will receive the limited Loser edition on Salmon-colored vinyl (while supplies last). There will also be a new t-shirt design available.

Cover art photography by Joost Vandebrug, inspired by Rineke Dijkstra. Read more about it here.



NEWS : THU, JUN 13, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Listen to Marika Hackman’s “the one” A New Single From ‘Any Human Friend,’ Her Forthcoming Album

Any Human Friend is out August 9th in North and South America from Sub Pop (and the rest of the world through AMF Records)

[Single Art Photography by Joost Vandebrug]

Marika Hackman is back with “the one,” the second single from her forthcoming album Any Human Friend, out August 9th via Sub Pop in North and South America and AMF Records for the rest of the world.
 
Displaying an unapologetic attitude and a more liberated sound than ever before“the one” was co-produced by David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, Let’s Eat Grandma) and Marika herself. Layered synthesizers make this the album’s most unexpected musical turn, alongside Marika’s signature new wave guitar fretwork and Blondie style delivery, she’s never sounded as widescreen.
 
The first song written for Any Human Friend, “the one” is “probably the poppiest song I’ve ever written” she says. “ I loved the idea of inhabiting this ridiculous arrogant rock star character who has totally fucked their career by writing too many sad songs.” To that end, it features a riot grrrl Greek chorus hurling such insults at her as “You’re such an attention whore!”
 
Marika is a ‘Rid of Me’-era PJ Harvey for the inclusive generation: unbounded by musical genre, a preternatural lyricist and tunesmith who isn’t afraid to go there. Hackman’s 2015 debut, We Slept at Last, was heralded for being nuanced and atmospheric. She really found her footing with her last release, I’m Not Your Man, and its exceptional, swaggering International hit “Boyfriend”, which boasts of seducing away a straight guy’s girlfriend.

Marika Hackman Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Marika Hackman’s fall international headlining tour in support of Any Human Friend begins September 21st in Bristol, UK at Thekla and ends November 6th in West Hollywood, CA at The Roxy Theatre. The fall shows are preceded by an appearance at the UK’s Green Man Festival.
 
Aug.15 - Beacon Breacons, UK - Green Man Festival
Sep. 21 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Sep. 23 - Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
Sep. 24 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 25 - Manchester, UK - Band On The Wall
Sep. 26 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Oct. 11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Oct. 12 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook
Oct. 13 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Oct. 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
Oct. 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
Oct. 18 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Oct. 19 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
Oct. 20 - Montréal, QC - Bar Le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B.
Oct. 21 - Toronto, ON- The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Oct. 23 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Oct. 24 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
Oct. 25 - Chicago, IL- Sleeping Village
Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Back Room at Colectivo Coffee
Oct. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
Nov. 01 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Nov. 04 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
Nov. 06 - West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre