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Quiet as kept, the last few months have seen Martha Hill deservedly enjoy the most progressive trajectory of her career thus far. Coming off a stellar session for BBC Introducing last year, the Scots-born Newcastle-based multi-instrumentalist’s 2020 game plan included the May return of her much-lauded Women Are Mint festival, with an eagerly-anticipated sophomore EP scheduled for September.

Although said festival proceedings were scuppered by the ongoing coronavirus palaver, Hill is still on course for that EP drop, with two brand-spanking-new singles set to be released in the coming weeks. Recorded during lockdown (via Zoom, no less), both effortlessly relatable tracks speak volumes for her drily abstract yet keenly observational lyricism.

The first offering, Grilled Cheese, is pure radio fodder – and that’s not a bad thing, mind. Built around an infinitely danceable backbeat and peppered with bombastic crescendos aplenty, its potently fizzy ebullience sugarcoats a flatly salient disclosure about petty squabbles spilling into major contentions.

Hot on its heels is Landslide, a silvery sliver of mildly moody synths, which finds Hill contending with a serious case of the ‘new crush’ flutters. Understatedly catchy and self-deprecatingly candid, its manifold charms attest glowingly to Hill’s indelible pop sensibilities.

Get familiar – and watch this space!

Grilled Cheese is out now, Landslide is released on 31st July

 

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