Today, our new music spotlight is on Martha Hill.
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Line-up: Martha Hill (vocals, guitars) . Joe Rubel (producer).
About: Northern musician Martha Hill left her rural Scottish home aged 17 to busk her way around Europe before settling down in Newcastle and throwing herself into the UK music scene. Newcastle based musician Martha Hill writes observational alt-pop that is both hard-hitting and catchy as hell. An energy of husky vocals and melodic hooks, her introspective storytelling delivers socially conscious themes over a backdrop of guitars, cellos and synths, thriving in reinvention and fusion. 2018 saw Hill win the coveted PRS Women Make Music award, as well as being as being chosen for Festival Republic’s Rebalance programme. This year her live show at Latitude Festival was broadcast by BBC 1, BBC NE as well as BBC6 Music. With her debut EP “Be Still” just round the corner and a headline tour of the UK booked for the end of this year, Martha Hill’s journey is nowhere near complete.
What Hidden Herd say: Hill’s latest opus ‘Pick Me Up’ is a crisp, melodic journey into her undeniably-timely alt-pop aura. Her swelling vocals deliver an assertive British charm that bring her personality to the forefront, giving her lyrics that extra dash of sincerity.
For fans of: Little Dragon, Sylvan Esso
Saturday 19 October- Newcastle @ Head of Steam. Tickets via See Tickets
Thursday 31 October- Manchester @ Jimmy’s. Tickets via See Tickets
Saturday 2 November – London @Seabright Arms. Tickets via See Tickets.
Latest track: ‘Pick Me Up’