Harkin has just announced her debut self-titled album is set for release April 24th via Hand Mirror, a new label set up by Harkin and her partner Kate Leah Hewett and is sharing new single Nothing The Light Can’t Change from the record. The record features contributions from Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa and Wye Oak and Bon Iver’s Jenn Wasner and was completed over 16 days dotted between Harkin’s gruelling tour schedule.
Spiky and brilliant, it’s a firey track that evokes dark nights and moody feels. It’s vibrant and vital, and full of energy. Denser that previous tunes, there’s layers of fizzing guitars and simmering tension.
Harkin has been touring since her teens and is one of the most prolific collaborators of her generation. Now, a lifelong collaborator steps into the singular. In addition to her own bands, including the utterly fantastic Sky Larkin, she has been a touring member of Sleater-Kinney, Wild Beasts, Flock of Dimes, and Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett.