After being tipped as one of BBC Introducing’s “ones to watch”, followed by a feature on Jools Holland, northern musician Martha Hill is one of the most exciting emerging artists of 2020. Like all musicians, Martha Hill’s 2020 has been turned on it’s head by coronavirus, but taking this in her stride, she has been working towards her next EP “Summer Up North” by working remotely with producer Julien Flew via Zoom. The first single from this release, “Grilled Cheese”, was not only named Huw Stephens “track of the week” and placed on numerous Spotify playlists (including The Indie List and Transistor) but was also put on BBC6music’s A-List playlist. With the help of the Do It Differently Fund and a successful Kickstarter campaign, her “Summer Up North EP” is just round the corner.
Martha Hill left her home on the west coast of Scotland aged 17 to busk her way around Europe, before settling down in Newcastle and throwing herself into the UK music scene. Based in Newcastle, Martha Hill writes left-field pop that is both hard-hitting and catchy as hell. An energy of husky vocals and melodic hooks, her introspective storytelling delivers socially conscious themes over a backdrop of guitars, cellos and synths, thriving in reinvention and fusion. Funded by the coveted PRS Women Make Music Fund, and also a Rebalance finalist, Hill released her debut EP “Be Still” in October 2019 which received support from BBC 6music, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and Spotify Playlists (amongst others).
It’s amazing what you can achieve when you carve your own path in life, and Martha Hill’s journey is only just beginning.
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