Marika Hackman unleashes her second album ‘I’m Not Your Man’ on June 2nd, and ahead of that, she’s shared a third taste of things to come. It follows on from her original curveball, ‘Boyfriend,’ and the equally ace ‘My Lover Cindy’.
‘Violet’ might originally appear a little closer to the style of Marika’s debut album ‘We Slept At Last,’ but it comes with a clanging, grunge-doused ending which should lay any of those comparisons to rest quickly. It’s also very… how shall we put this? Well, it’s all about very weird sex, basically.
In ‘Violet’ - the chorus being a fairly to the point repetition “I love your mouth” - Marika Hackman sings about bicycle spokes, slackened elephant’s trunks, running around tongues, and lots of groaning.
It’s a far cry from a Jilly Cooper novel, but we kind of dig it. Listen below, and then scroll down for a special alternative version, filmed as a session at Marika’s gaff.
Marika Hackman will play The Great Escape (18th-20th May), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.