Single Review: 'Pick Me Up' by Martha Hill
Ahead of the release of her debut EP ‘Be Still’ at the end of this month, local lass Martha Hill has given us another taster of what we can expect in the form of punchy track ‘Pick Me Up’, dropped just as August was giving out its dying breath.
The Newcastle based alternative pop artist is really starting to make a name for herself across the North East and nationally, following an appearance on the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude last month.
She has also graced Sofar Sounds gigs in Newcastle and Middlesbrough and this year Martha has even turned curator, putting together the awesome Women Are Mint festival at Cobalt Studios in Ouseburn which championed local female talent.
One of Martha’s personal talents is making music that people can relate to, using a direct, sharp voice with snappy pop undertones.
Showcasing this skillset, ‘Pick Me Up’ brought a smile to my face as I could imagine myself repeating the chorus to a couple of people in my own life over the last year or two.
All of Martha’s singles have had a slightly different vibe to them, whether it’s the heavier guitars on ‘Wallflower’ or the more chilled and introspective feel of ‘Blindfold’.
With its catchy lyrics, repetitive chorus and traces of R&B, ‘Pick Me Up’ is perhaps Martha’s most accessible track to date, and it wouldn’t feel out of place on any pop radio station, especially alongside her influences such as Little Dragon and MO.
Following the release of the upcoming EP on September 27th, Martha will embark on an extended tour, taking on the Twisterella Festival in Middlesbrough on October 12th and The Head of Steam in Newcastle on October 19th.
‘Pick Me Up’ is available now on Spotify and other streaming