Marika Hackman has returned with bold new cut "Boyfriend", an infectious preview of her next steps.
The new single follows last year's Chrismas EP and Hackman's debut album We Slept At Last. It features London-based risers The Big Moon as a bolshy backing outfit, with alt-J's Charlie Andrew on production duties.
"'Boyfriend' is payback for all those times I’ve been interrupted mid-snog by some seedy wanker asking to join in," Hackman says of the track. It's a robust maneouvre away from her folkier roots, with chunky, scraped riffs and a gutsy chorus.