• Anika

Geoff Barrow, the producer best known as the brains behind Portisheadwho play the Aragon next Wednesday—hooked up with Anika last year through a mutual friend. He’d started a new dub-heavy project called Beak, and once he met with Anika—a Berlin-based journalist who’d also worked in concert promotion—they quickly agreed to work together. A week later they made Anika’s self-titled debut album with Beak as the backing group, and last year Stones Throw released it. They recorded it live in the studio in a single room, sound bleed and all.