Marika Hackman - New Music "Introducing"


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I don't know too much about Marika Hackman, other than the twenty year old is a(nother) singer/songwriter based in London who's been causing a bit of a stir around the folk community recently and is due to support Benjamin Francis Leftwich on tour in October, her debut, double a-side single You Come Down / Mountain Spines is to be released on September 4th and it's got me hooked (it's available to pre-order on limited 7" vinyl here).

Marika is blessed with a beautiful voice full of natural emotion and through the haunting use of an acoustic guitar, dramatic toms and traditional instrumentation "You Come Down" twinkles with bewitching old-folk tones and ethereal ambience, making you want to turn the lights down, light some candles, and soak yourself in the dark undertones. Just gorgeous.