Marika Hackman

(Photo: CPR / Daniel Mescher)

Marika Hackman released her Sub Pop debut, "I'm Not Your Man," in June. The British singer-songwriter recruited London quartet The Big Moon as her band for the album and subsequent American tour. The Big Moon adds a vicious punk rock edge to much of the record, but the band is just as capable playing Hackman's subdued folk songs.

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Hackman and the members of The Big Moon stopped into the CPR Performance Studio the day after a gig at Lost Lake Lounge. They played four songs and spoke with Alisha Sweeney about how their musical collaboration began, their pre-show rituals during the American tour and the London music scene.  

Stream the session above.

Songs performed:

  • "My Lover Cindy"
  • "Boyfriend"
  • "Time's Been Reckless"
  • "So Long"