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Hak Baker

Somerset House Summer Series with American Express

Sat 20 Jul 2024
Doors 19.30
£36.25 (includes £3.75 booking fee)

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836. Lines are open between 09.00 - 18.00 - Mon-Fri, 10.00 - 18.00 - Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays.

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Hak Baker is the rebel East End G-Folk troubadour who has become one of the most respected British artists of his generation.

Tickets go on general sale from 10.00 on Tuesday 19 March.

 

Hak’s evocative tales of inner-city London life are suffused with poetic lyricism, occupying a spectrum between youthful nihilism and male vulnerability - the personal as political. With fans from Celeste to Mike Skinner, Fontaines DC to Skepta, Slowthai to Pete Doherty, Hak’s fanbase of misfits and renegades celebrate his anti-genre G-Folk sound. One of the most prominent Black artists in the UK alternative music scene, Vice stated that, “Baker subverts what a British folk singer can be”.

His raw, unfiltered and honest tracks are tailor-made for an era of social inequity, internet addiction and disillusionment, and the fittingly revolutionary minded World’s End FM is a debut album marked by ambition, compelling street-level confessionals and bruised melodies.

Executive produced by Baker and Karma Kid, and compiled from two years of prolific sessions with in-demand producers including Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey, Shrink and Misfits producer Ali Bla Bla, World’s End FM takes the form of a pirate radio broadcast from the edge of Armageddon, crackling with electric energy, from rip-snorting post-punk to lilting roots reggae.

Lock in your Saturday night - the end of the world has never sounded so bold, so life-affirming, or so beautiful.

Few other British albums this year are as vibrant, and true to life’s contradictions.

The Guardian
Hak Baker, Telephones for Eyes