Self-titled debut, Anika, produced by Geoff Barrow of Portishead came out in the US on Stones Throw Records in late 2010.

“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.

Come check out Anika DJ this Saturday night at Trophy Bar in Brooklyn, NY. She’ll be joined by Minimal Wave’s Veronica and Bim Marx / Negroclash’s Duane Harriott. Expect a night of leftfield dance arpeggiations, post punk rhythm scratches and 808 boom. Sponsored by Bust Magazine,

Trophy Bar
351 Broadway
(between 9th St & Keap St)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Neighborhoods: South Williamsburg, Williamsburg - South Side