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Marika Hackman unveils "Ophelia", announces UK tour

20 January 2015, 11:41 | Written by Laurence Day

The new Marika Hackman tracks are coming thick and fast: we've had "Animal Fear", "Before I Sleep", and now "Ophelia" in the space of a fortnight.

Again it demonstrates a new facet of Marika's debut LP We Slept At Last; we've had screwy folktronica bombast, we've had proto-lullaby, and in "Ophelia", we have a dreamy summer-slowburner. There are shimmering electronics and exotic percussion lurking behind her tender vocals and idiosyncratic acoustic strummery, but unlike "Animal Fear" - also heavy on the synths - we get something relaxing and destined to soundtrack sandy adventures. It's still kind of dark ("hiding in the midnight of my soul/please don't break the shell that I call home..."), but there's a sedative streak to be gleaned too.

We Slept At Last is released 16 February via Dirty Hit.

Hackman's also announced a grand UK tour for Spring, and you can find the dates after you stream "Ophelia" below.


23 – Leicester – The Musician
24 – Hull – Adelphi
25 – Stoke – Sugarmill
26 – Birmingham – The Rainbow
28 – Nottingham – Bodega
30 – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms
31 – London – Bush Hall


1 – Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
2 – Newcastle – Think Tank
3 – York – Duchess
4 – Manchester – Night and Day
5 – Glasgow - King Tuts
9 – Bristol – Thekla
10 – Cardiff – St John’s Church
11 – Aldershot – West End Centre
12 – Bedford – Esquires
14 – Cambridge – Portland Arms
15 – Southampton – Joiners

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