Although she’s often described with broad strokes as a ‘British folk’ artist, Marika Hackman’s sophomore record I’m Not Your Man is a delicious slice of indie rock that would feel entirely comfortable alongside the Brit-pop of Pulp or Sleeper in places, while still keeping a foot in the alt-folk camp. It’s carefully paced and plays with the diverse possibilities of the genre while still feeling one succinct whole – making it an easy contender for Great Central’s favourite records of the year – not least because it features (other Great Central favourites) The Big Moon as Marika’s backing band, and was released through cool-as-you-like indie label Sub Pop.

Marika plays The Cookie on the 15th November. Get tickets online here.

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester’s creative community for over a decade – promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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