Marika Hackman is a talented young singer songwriter hailing from the depths of London mixed with the vocal qualities tha gives her music the feel of rural south-west. You could make comparisons between and the likes of Laura Marling, this might be partly because they both started out at a very young age and there are certainly som similarities, that aside I think there is something a bit darker behind her sweet luscious melodies.
With Cannibal it’s not so much here’s a sweet little song about having cups of tea or eating cake and how pretty life can be. no as you can guess this is a sweet little song about hacking someone to pieces, and the general self-destructive side f=of humanity. It plays out with perfect deception with the hurdy gurdy style intro with the plucked harp.
the use of strings complements Marika’s voice as the song builds in a delicate manner highlighting an almost Hansel and Gretel story, especially talking about how gluttony has driven some people. similarities can be drawn to the likes of The Cadbury Sisters both haunting and sweet at the same time.
Marika is currently touring around the Country and there is a free covers ep you can download from her website, definitely a talent to keep tabs on for sure.