Tuesday, 26 March 2013

New music: 'Anika EP' by Anika

The follow-up to Anika's debut album (which was also called 'Anika'), this gloriously lo-fi set of mostly cover versions is again produced by Geoff Barrow (of Portishead and Beak> fame). The EP starts with an obsessed-sounding 'I Go To Sleep' (originally by The Kinks but probably familiar to more people via the version by The Pretenders), which gives a totally different perspective to the song, like a slightly deranged stalker. You then get covers of songs by The Crystals  Chromatics and Shocking Blue, as well as a couple of remixes from the 2010 album.

The EP will be released on April 16th on Stones Throw (although you can already buy it direct from their site here: http://www.stonesthrow.com/store/ep/anika/anika-ep

In the meantime you can listen to 'In The City' (originally by Chromatics) below. And make sure you watch out for the forthcoming video for 'I Go To Sleep' which will be directed by Berlin director Uli M. Schueppel, perhaps best known for directing the Nick Cave biopic 'The Road To God Knows Where'.

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