A chance for a reader and a friend to win tickets to see Erika M. Anderson live in the UK. Our first correct answer to the question Where did Erika M. Anderson grow up? came from Julie Field, who opted for the Scala gig in London on 15 May. This competition is now closed.

Erika M. Anderson.jpgWith her roots in drone folk, noise rock star Erika M. Anderson now (AKA EMA) describes herself as a “digital media artist and guitar destroyer.” As David Wilkinson flagged up in his review of Past Life Martyred Saints last March, she has a tour coming up this month. We’ve got one set of tickets to any one of the gigs from the list below to give away to a reader and a friend.

You might recall that I ran the Gaggle competition back in December on a first-comment-first-served basis but this time I’m going to take my lead from Ania and issue a challenge.

For your chance to win, please answer the following question:

Where did Erika M. Anderson grow up?

Please send your answer and the date/location of your preferred gig by 23.59 on 4 May (Friday) to holly.combe[at]thefword.org.uk

Dates are as follows:

9 May: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

11 May: Manchester, Night & Day Cafe

12 May: Brighton, Great Escape Festival

15 May: London, Scala

Here’s a taster of EMA performing for those of you who may not know her work:

Picture shows Erika M. Anderson performing at Academy 3, Manchester, on 24 November 2011. She is wearing a white T-shirt. Black background. By Man Alive!, shared under a creative commons licence.

ADDENDUM: To clarify, the first person to e-mail the correct answer will win the tickets.