Marika Hackman plays guitar, makes tenebrous folk tunes from the most Luddite of instruments, and fronts the occasional Burberry campaign. Her sprightly outlook shuns any beard-n-flannel typecasting. “Many different artists and genres from the past have inspired me, but it’s exciting to see fresh and inventive music being written,” she says, although looking back musically, she feels that 1993 “sort of puts 2013 to shame.” Growing up in the Hampshire countryside with restricted access to television meant that she found her solace instead in music, and her grand plans of redefining folk trumped her dreams of becoming Laura Dern: “I used to want to be an archaeologist but Jurassic Park put me off, so music was naturally the next step.” Hackman’s mini-album That Iron Taste is out now.
Patricia Arquette or Demi Moore? Demi.
Nirvana or Smashing Pumpkins? Nirvana.
Wu Tang or A Tribe Called Quest? A Tribe Called Quest.
Bill Clinton or Chelsea Clinton? Bill.
Edward Furlong or Christian Slater? Christian.
Poetic Justice or Menace II Society? Menace II Society
Jurassic Park or Groundhog Day? Jurassic Park.
Trainspotting or The Virgin Suicides? The Virgin Suicides.
Beavis or Butthead? Butthead.
Kate Moss or Naomi Campbell? Kate.
Mortal Kombat or Super Mario Bros? Mario.
Young and beautiful or old and wise? Young and beautiful.
Brooklyn or Manhattan? Brooklyn.
Lollapalooza or LOLZ? Lolz.
RuPaul or Ron Jeremy? Ron Jeremy.
Retro or future? Retro.
Drunk or sober? Sober.
War or peace? Peace.
Night or day? Night.
Party or bullshit? Bullshit.
Marika wears check shirt by Religion, rollneck jumper by 830 Sign, earring's Marika's own.