Enchanting songstress Martha Tilston will be taking her new album NOMAD out on the road this year. With a voice like spider-webbed hollows and lyrics that inspire and captivate, Martha has earned a nomination from the BBC for best newcomer and released six albums to date, building up a large audience worldwide. She also featured on the Zero 7 album ‘Yeah Ghost’.
Her performances take you from stripped down folk arrangements to textural electronica, sparkling melodies and her beautiful crystal clear vocals…often stepping off stage to sing un-accompanied amongst the audience.
NOMAD leads us down a deep, uplifting and cathartic path. With musical arrangements that range from the pin head intimacy of acoustic guitar and voice to the expansive electric, slide guitar, rolling beats, deep bass, banjo and string arrangements that send tidal waves up your spine.
There are undertones of old country music flittering throughout this album, suggestions of rock and pop and a good dose of stripped back acoustic cinema for us to submerge in.
Martha Tilston has grown up immersed in music. Her singer-songwriter father Steve Tilston and renowned folk singer Maggie Boyle (step-mother) were obvious influences, with their musician friends Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and John Martin 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, and has gone on to establish herself as a renowned artist.