To celebrate the news Martha Ffion has also released a track from the album ‘We Make Do’. ‘Sunday Best’ is Martha’s most adventurous and accomplished work to-date, the lush instrumentation bringing her detailed lyrical vision to life through a series of gleaming guitar-pop songs that drift between soft-centered balladry and something altogether more cutting and forceful.
Initially breaking through with a ‘postcard single’ on Scotland’s flourishing Lost Map label, Ffion’s reputation soared with last year’s ‘Trip’ EP, a swooning five-track collection that was released by Turnstile Music (Cate Le Bon, Gruff Rhys, Charlotte Church, Emmy the Great etc.) and championed by GoldFlakePaint for its “beautifully melodic sway”.
Written entirely in Glasgow since her move from a distinct Catholic upbringing in small-town Ireland, and recorded with her full live band by Jamie Savage at Glasgow’s Chem 19 Studio (King Creosote, The Twilight Sad, Emma Pollock), Ffion’s debut album, ‘Sunday Best’, spans the first songs she properly wrote to her most recent compositions, with the lush instrumentation bringing her detailed lyrical vision to life through a series of gleaming guitar-pop songs that drift between soft-centred balladry and something altogether more cutting and forceful.
Lead single ‘We Make Do’ is streaming now here
Martha has also announced a series of tour dates for 2018:
7th – Cardiff – D/s @ Clwb Ifor Bach
8th – London – Waiting Room
9th – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s
10th – Glasgow – Mono
11th – Newcastle – Think Tank