Sivu feat. Marika Hackman - I Hold 
Sivu feat. Marika Hackman - I Hold

This is exactly the kind of tune that my teenage music collection is full of on CD single or 7"....or the rare cassette tape. 'I Hold' is yours for free, you lucky devils, and it's a delicately playful piece of music that reminds me of artists like Emiliana Torrini, Ani Di Franco or 12 Rounds. There is a sinister edge to this tune as well which is lurking in the shadows, threatening but never quite coming out to show its face in the full light. Marika Hackman's voice has a clenched teeth menace to it as it drifts out atop the delicate acoustic guitar, bass drones and processed beats. Sivu seems to be on tour supporting the great and the good this year so get and catch this stuff live if you can, it's sure to be a mesmerising experience.

Live Dates:
10th December - The Hope, Brighton
11th December - The Lexington, London
12th December - The Portland Arms, Cambridge
13th December - Gullivers, Manchester

14th December - The Birdcage, Bristol