Enchanting songstress Martha Tilston has announced details of her new album Nomad, released via Squiggly Records next month. It stands as Tilston’s most compelling work to date; an album full of experimentation and impulse. The album was born whilst recording 2014’s much praised album The Sea. Whilst ensconced at a cliff side cottage in Cornwall, Martha and her frequent collaborators Matt Tweed, Nick Marshall and Tim Cotterell, amongst other new faces, would pick up instruments in the late hours and begin to experiment with Martha’s other ideas. Often just blueprints, the outcome of these sessions arising from spontaneity, experimentation and maturing song writing was to become Nomad.

Across the album, musical arrangements realm from the pinhead intimacy of acoustic guitar and voice to the expansive electric guitar, slide guitar, rolling beats, deep bass, banjo and string arrangements. There are subtle undertones of old country music flittering throughout this album, suggestions of rock and pop and a good dose of stripped back acoustic cinema for the listener to submerge in.

Martha Tilston has grown up immersed in music from a young age. Her singer-songwriter father Steve Tilston and renowned folk singer Maggie Boyle (step-mother) were obvious influences, with their musician friends Bert Jansch, John Rebourn and John Martyn often gathering and singing in the family kitchen. Martha’s own musical journey has taken her from the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury to touring the far reaches of the globe. Originally one half of folk duo Mouse (alongside Nick Marshall), Martha often shared the stage with the likes of Kate Tempest and Damien Rice before earning a nomination from the BBC for Best Newcomer and featuring on the Zero 7 album, Yeah Ghost. Following the release of Nomad, Martha will have released seven albums to date on her own label Squiggly Records building up a large audience worldwide.

TOUR DATES 2017

May

Date Venue
Thu 4th Trinity Bristol
Fri 5th The Wonder Inn Manchester
Sun 7th St Mary’s Whitstable
Sat 13th Princes Pavilions Falmouth
Thu 18th King’s Place London
Sat 20th The Art House Southampton
Sat 27th Small World Spring Gather
Sun 28th Shindig Weekender Bath

June

Date Venue
Thu 8th Hare & Hounds Birmingham
Fri 9th Boileroom Guildford
Thu 15th The Wheatsheaves Frome
Fri 16th Severn Tavern Shrewsbury
Wed 21st The Acorn Penzance
Sat 24th Acoustic Haven Hillyfields Totnes

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