Stream tUnE-yArDs' new album Nikki Nack in full

Pop maverick tUnE-yArDs has unveiled her third album Nikki Nack, out on 4AD on May 6.

The stream follows a pair of tracks – the buoyant chant-along ‘Water Fountain’ and the more reflective ‘Wait For A Minute’ – that showed two sides of Merrill Garbus’ most ambitious record yet.

Nikki Nack is riddled with fiendishly complex arrangements, but as with 2012’s excellent whokill, the album gradually unfurls into your brain to reveal itself as endlessly catchy and crammed with tasty melodic scraps.

Inspired by everything from Jonathan Swift to Haitian drumming, it’s an record that Garbus hopes “people can chew on for a long time, that isn’t instantaneously digestible and disposable”, as she told FACT’s Chal Ravens in a revealing interview earlier this month.

Head to NPR to hear it in full.

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