This week’s song of the week comes from a truly mesmerising and uplifting debut single from scottish-born solo artist, Martha Hill. Bringing her infectious and captivating vocals served on a bed on indie-pop bliss, her work of art, ‘Spiders’, deserves recognition.
She is based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and refers to herself as an alternative pop artist. ‘Spiders’, isn’t entirely unique in it’s sound and genre, but does leave a lasting impression that leaves you wanting more. It displays a great breakdown of modern sounds and lasting only 3:03, it’d certainly a ‘blink-and-you’ll-miss-it’ track.
Incorporating deep bass, catchy riffs and electronic hooks paired with smooth, soulful and anticipating vocals, Martha shows exquisite talent and promise for the future.
Martha has already achieved so much since falling in love with newcastle’s local ‘scene’. Martha and her band have spent the past year touring all over the UK – supporting the likes of Holy Moly & The Crackers and Let’s Eat Grandma at venues such as Borderline and The Cluny – with two DIY tours of Europe falling in between. Her most recent gig was for BBC Introducing, supporting Atlantic-signed Mahalia on The Biggest Weekend Fringe Tour.
Check out ICM’s song of the week and Martha Hill’s astonishing debut, ‘Spiders’ below.