Anika

Anika is a British and German singer-songwriter and political journalist.

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Bio

There are multiple artists with the name Anika 1. Anika Henderson, post-punk/avant garde/dub "Political Journalist" isn't a credential we usually have in musician's bios, but this is exactly what Anika was doing while living between Berlin and Bristol earlier this year when she met Geoff Barrow. The producer was looking for a new singer to work with his band Beak>, and it was immediately clear they shared the same musical vision, including a love of punk, dub and 60s girl groups. Just a week later Anika and Beak> (Barrow, Billy Fuller and Matt Williams) went into the studio to begin recording material. The resulting album was recorded in twelve days, live, with the four together in one room. Dub with no overdubs. The collaboration is political, trashy, dub, punk, funk ... a cohesive sound, and and experience in uneasy listening. In the tradition of short-lived but deeply influential 99 Records and the NYC's 80s No Wave nexus, the nine songs on Anika run the gamut from experimental rock ("Yang Yang", "Officer Officer") to covers of folk ("Masters of War") and pop songs ("Terry", "I Go to Sleep"), while showcasing reverb-drenched ancient drum machine rhythms. The album will be released by Beak's label Invada in Europe, and in USA & Japan by Stones Throw. http://www.stonesthrow.com/anika 2. Anika Auwiler, a German pop-folk artist out of Bonn (http://anika-musik.de/) 3. Footwork artist from Oregon, United States (https://soundcloud.com/anika_onesixty) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Anika Talks the City on Film’s La Vella

By Anika | December 15, 2014

Anika Talks the City on Film’s La Vella

Incorporating stories submitted by fans, emo mainstay Bob Nanna (Braid, Hey Mercedes) creates a flowing remembrance of things past.

Anika Talks Electric Würms’ Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk

By Anika | August 19, 2014

Anika Talks Electric Würms’ Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk

The acclaimed German-British chanteuse says this Flaming Lips side project is no day at the beach and yet it is like a day at the beach.

Anika Talks Shonen Knife’s Overdrive

By Anika | April 10, 2014

Anika Talks Shonen Knife’s Overdrive

"Banana chips for you! Banana chips for me!" Shonen Knife sang on their 1998 album Happy Hour. Not to worry, there are enough banana chips...

Anika Talks Oneohtrix Point Never’s R Plus Seven

By Anika | October 3, 2013

Anika Talks Oneohtrix Point Never’s R Plus Seven

Oneohtrix Point Never's previous album, 2011's Replica, was received with much critical acclaim, and this is the first from OPN...

Anika Talks Mount Kimbie’s Cold Spring Fault Less Youth

By Anika | June 6, 2013

Anika Talks Mount Kimbie’s Cold Spring Fault Less Youth

I've been waiting for this album for quite some time. The first Mount Kimbie album, 2010's Crooks & Lovers, made quite an impression...