From: London, UK
At first listen, Marika Hackman's music might seem like fairly typical folk-pop fare, but in her arrangements, and intricate, often surprising lyricism, it becomes evident that she's trying to do something a little different. And she's certainly succeeding. While "Retina Television" may still be her most impressive song, Marika has put out a huge amount of great music this year, from the That Iron Taste mini-album through her Sugar Blind EP to her most recent collaboration with Sivu.
All this music is woven together by her delicate, beautiful voice, and bodes well for the forthcoming debut album, sure to be a patchwork of offbeat percussion and skewed pop loveliness.