Today, our new music spotlight is on Martha Hill
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Line-up: Martha Hill (Vocals, Guitar, Percussion)
About: Martha Hill is a an alternative pop artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. After growing up as one of six siblings on a remote Scottish peninsula, where the only link to the mainland was via ferry, she left home at 17 and spent two years touring across Europe as a street musician.
Eventually relocating to north-east England and falling in with a local ‘scene’ for the first time, Martha and her band have spent the past year touring all over the UK – supporting the likes of Holy Moly & The Crackers and Let’s Eat Grandma at venues such as Borderline, The Cluny etc. – with two DIY tours of Europe falling in between. Her latest gig was for BBC Introducing, supporting Atlantic-signed Mahalia on The Biggest Weekend Fringe Tour.
What Hidden Herd say: ‘Spiders‘ comes across instantly captivating; a delectable mix of Lauryn Hill-soul and northern British charm. Exploring the corners of alt-pop armed with a blend of melodic influences, Martha Hill has an undeniable memorability.
Next shows: Sunday 24th June – London @ The Green Note. Tickets from WeGotTickets.
Latest track: ‘Spiders‘