No One's There
There’s something unmistakably urban about Anika’s music. Something that makes it feel nocturnal, with its half-lit dreams fed by the heat of idealised downtown areas of cities like New York, London and Berlin. Her mutant-disco, meagre funk, dub and post-punk instigated art-pop wouldn’t exist without Bush Tetras, ESG, Delta 5, The Pop Group, The Slits and Nico (that voice), all of whom reflected different aspects of urban decadence in their day. It’s also what inspired John Minton, a frequent Portishead collaborator, for the video of “No One's There”. The song has just been released as a single with two B-sides, which you can get here .