Single Review: Martha Hill's 'Spiders'
Martha Hill was born and brought up on the west coast of Scotland, and at the age of 17 decided to go busking around Europe before settling in Newcastle. As well as touring the UK under her own steam, she’s supported bands such as Let’s Eat Grandma and Mahalia.
Inspired by a real-life incident of a bat flying around her flat, ‘Spiders’ is about feelings of uneasiness and displacement, and she uses the bat as a metaphor for this to great effect.
The track flows beautifully along while at the same time pausing unexpectedly, which brilliantly reflects the unsettled message of the verse.
The excellent use of keyboards and guitar, particularly in the instrumental break, combined with her soft and earthy voice, transform into a ballad that holds your attention and never lets go.
Martha’s vocals are capable of belting out long notes as well as almost speaking intimate lyrics to the listener.
The single has been out less than a week and already it has clocked up around 1500 plays on Soundcloud; a good sign that plenty of people are enjoying the first release from this popular singer-songwriter.
The varied style and expertise that has gone into ‘Spiders’ bodes well for future releases from Martha Hill, but for now you can hear this track on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Soundcloud, and Deezer.
You can also catch her at gigs all around the country over the next few months, including the upcoming NARC Festival and Girls To The Front Festival.