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Martha Hill refuses to pause for breath, and why should she? Her instincts, bordering on alchemy, produce anthemic single after anthemic single. Tipped by countless tippers, and on the receiving end of some serious praise from all corners – nevermind getting A-listed on 6Music and playlisted on Radio 1 – she’s a regional artist we can all be seriously proud of right now.

Her focus is firmly placed on the crest of the next hill and, with gold dust at her fingertips and the whole of the North East at her heels, she has grasped the flag, mounted a plinth and is waving it with passion and joy. Leaders don’t just command but inspire, and she does so without breaking stride. She invites us in, we fall in line and match her stride. Lead on Martha!

After the lush density of her Be Still EP, she forges ever forward with Summer Up North, released on 23rd October. Toast-rough reality is still there as cheese toasties are sabotaged with raw onions on the delightful earworm Grilled Cheese, GTA is played and she clings to nights by final cigarettes on recent single Landslide; She is emboldened in her style; less contemplative than on previous work, and totally uncompromising, we can’t wait to see what she does next.

Martha Hill releases Summer Up North EP on 23rd October


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