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A year on from the release of the marvellous Summer Up North EP, Newcastle-based artist Martha Hill returns with a new collection of eclectic delight, Dog Hearted Man. Set for release on 25th June, Hill’s third EP finds the fast-rising musician expanding on her diverse sound to explore ‘dafter’ territories, with her phenomenal command of songcraft still being front-and-centre.

The EP marks a watershed moment in Hill’s ascent as an artist, with the delightful lead single Change receiving its first play by Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1, and further support from the likes of 6Music (who previously sent two of her singles straight to their A-List), Spotify and The Independent. One listen to the track alone confirms why she’s commanding this kind of acclaim; it’s a gloriously confident slice of effortless melodic grandeur that commands endless listens, tackling the mundanity of everyday life in a fresh and enthralling manner. The rest of the EP features the likes of sultry yet tongue-in-cheek Boom, the chilled out splendour of Drive Me Away, guaranteed future banger 151, the soft comforts of 25 and grooving Alter Ego.

In support of the release, Hill is embarking on a 10-date tour in October, which takes in Newcastle’s Cluny on Sunday 17th and Middlesborough’s Westgarth Social Club on Friday 22nd. If you have half a gnat of sense I’d consider attending, because if the promise that emanates through every beat of Dog Hearted Man is anything to go by, she’ll soon be commanding far larger venues.

Martha Hill releases Dog Hearted Man on 25th June

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