Peak Time


180 minsFirst aired 24 Jan 2019
Shinya Kato

The singer/songwriter, political journalist, poet and sometime Exploded View vocalist tip-toes between post-punk, dub and the beyond.

In 2010, Stones Throw released the self-titled debut from Anika, a groovy-yet-angular slab inspired by post-punk, dub and ’60s mod/soul girl groups, featuring Anika’s post-Nico vocals over landscapes produced by Geoff Barrow of Portishead and his Beak> bandmates Billy Fuller and Matt Williams. Several years (and several anti-DJ DJ sets later), Berlin-based Anika – who, by trade, is a political journalist – formed the band Exploded View with a trio of musicians based in Mexico City. Their most recent album is Obey, released fall 2018 on Sacred Bones, and it finds Anika sounding equally haunting over a less minimal, but still no-wave and industrial inspired backbone. Anika is playing solo tonight at Brooklyn club Elsewhere (followed by a DJ set in the Bad Room at Good Room), and Vivian talks to her about her favorite music music, her performance process and her unlikely artist trajectory.


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