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Pulled Apart By Horses To Reveal New Material At Charity Gig

Calling all Pulled Apart by Horses’ fans: super special intimate gig.

Sadly if you’re reading this now then you have missed out on your chance for a ticket to this special intimate gig. The gig will see the band preview their new material at London’s Electrowerkz on November 12. The tickets went on sale through the band’s website on Wednesday morning last week and sold out in only a couple of hours. Sorry to rub it in.

Pulled Apart By Horses

Pulled Apart By Horses gig poster

However, you can take some solace in the fact that the show is helping to raise money for a very worthy cause; the housing charity Shelter. The boys have confirmed that this will be their final live show of 2013. Known for their intense, frantic live shows (guitarist James Brown once ended up in hospital with a gash to the head) the Leeds four piece are a real force of nature when viewed in an environment such as this.

Pulled Apart by Horses are due to go back in the studio and start work on their third album, the follow up to 2012’s well received, Tough Love. Rumoured to be titled Papa Lulus 101 Fish Bowl Prank the record will continue the band’s relationship with Transgressive Records and is expected to be released in early 2014.

By Josh Bennett

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Introducing Marika Hackman

New folk artist Marika Hackman is due to release her double A-side single on September 3 through Transgressive Records’ imprint ParadYse. The single will be available as a digital download and on limited 7″.

With breathtaking lyrics and melodic peaceful vocals, she has already been claimed by Zane Lowe as his ‘next hype’ and has tours in place with Benjamin Francis Leftwich. Marika Hackman is the folk scene’s next big thing.

Marika Hackman

New folk artist Marika Hackman

The double A-side will consist of You Come Down and Mountain Spines. You Come Down is the epitome of folk music. With many references to nature, Marika captures the true essence of what folk music is about. Her angelic vocals mixed with the dramatic music makes the perfect combination and has a strong reminiscent tone. You will feel like you’re in a fairy land when you’ve listened to it. There is nothing to fault.

Mountain Spines is different in every respect to You Come Down which is refreshing. With less dramatic music and more harmonies and distinct levels to it, Mountain Spines will make you shiver as her angelic yet effortless voice runs through your ears. Both these songs show Marika’s potential as a successful yet under-appreciated folk artist. Under-appreciated in a good way. She will remain that small secret which is what makes her so great. This isn’t for the mainstream music industry.

Lyrically, Marika Hackman is complicated. Her lyrics will have you bemusing for hours just trying to figure out the story to the song. She doesn’t make anything easy for the listener which is what makes her so intriguing and deep. This is true folk music, something which is hard to come by now.

Listen to You Come Down and Mountain Spines.

Marika Hackman will be playing a launch show on Tuesday September 4 at London Servant Jazz Quarters. The tour dates where Marika will be supporting Benjamin Francis Leftwich are below:


1st: BRIGHTON, Concorde 2

2nd: BOURNEMOUTH, Old Fire Station

3rd: EXETER, The Phoenix

4th: FALMOUTH, Princess Pavillion

5th: SWANSEA, Sin City

6th: BRISTOL, O2 Academy

8th: OXFORD, Town Hall

9th: NEWCASTLE, Northumbria University

10th: EDINBURGH, Pleasance Theatre

11th: ABERDEEN, Lemon Tree

12th: INVERNESS, Ironworks

13th: GLASGOW, Oran Mor

15th: LEEDS, City Varieties

16th: SHEFFIELD, Plug

17th: BIRMINGHAM, Irish Centre

18th: CAMBRIDGE, Junction

19th: NORWICH, Waterfront

20th: NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms

22nd: CARLISLE, Brickyard

23rd: LIVERPOOL, University (Stanley Theatre)



26th: STOKE, Sugarmill

27th: YORK, Duchess

29th: WREXHAM, Central Station

31st: GALWAY, Roisin Dubh (upstairs)


1st: CORK, Cyprus Avenue

2nd: BELFAST, Oh Yeah Music Centre/Limelight (two venues)

3rd: DUBLIN, Whelan’s

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Neon Indian – Hex Girlfriend

Neon Indian Hex Girlfriend

Neon Indian artwork

Ahead of Neon Indian’s return to the UK next month for a sold out show at London’s Village Underground and a special appearance at the Manchester leg of the Dot to Dot festival, he’s released a remix of his new single, Hex Girlfriend, which is now available online.

The remix has been done by producer Becoming Real. Hex Girlfriend was released yesterday (May 28) on Transgressive Records. You can listen to the original here and the remix here.

With a string of 12″ releases and support slots with SBTRKT, Salem and Mount Kimbie to his name, South London producer Becoming Real (aka Toby Ridler) has continued to intrigue the music scene over the past two years. He’s remixed tracks by Jamie Woon and TEETH but his attention now fully lies with Alan Palomo and his electro-pop synth beats.

You can catch Neon Indian live at the following shows:


4th: MANCHESTER, Dot to Dot

6th: LONDON, Village Underground (SOLD OUT)

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