With her newly brunette barnet & shuffled up live band, Erika M Anderson prepares to bring the EMA live show back to the UK for the first time since her co-headline tour with Souterrain Transmissions label mate Zola Jesus at the end of last year.

This string of headline shows includes a stop off at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival to close the Uncut stage and a headline show at London’s Scala on May 15th.

To get fans in the right state of mind before the tour, Erika has put together a mixtape to share and download.

Entitled “Hanging Out With Sarah – In Praise of Extremities” (Sarah being Erika’s good friend and temporary guitarist who usually plays in Talk Normal), she introduces it:

“Featuring Cypress Hill, an ultra-rare Gowns song, and the erstwhile lead guitarist of one of the world’s most famous rock bands singing “Your Pussy Is Glued To A Building On Fire”.
EMA UK May live dates:
9 Leeds @ Brudnell Social
10 Nottingham @ Bodega
11 Manchester @ The Soup Kitchen
12 Brighton @ The Great Escape (Uncut Stage)
15 London @ Scala
Photo by Leif Shackelford