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Martha Ffion is the musical project of songwriter Claire Martha Ffion McKay, who has just signed to Turnstile - home to the likes of Gruff Rhys and Cate Le Bon. Her latest release via Lost Map Records has introduced Martha to a whole new international audience, seeing her tipped as “an artist that seems ready-made for wider acclaim” (Tom Johnson, Goldflakepaint). Since the release of her 2014 self-released debut EP ‘Go’, there has been a major development in her sound. Performing with a full band for the past year has transformed Martha’s songwriting process, and the new material has adopted a punchier edge with echoes of Sharon Van Etten and Engel Olsen. But her core influences remain consistent and tangible: 60s icons like The Beatles, the Shangri-Las and Nancy Sinatra. There’s a hint of Blondie too, particularly in the wry delivery of her lyrics
Martha Ffion is the musical project of Glasgow-based Irish songwriter Claire Martha Ffion McKay. Building on the promise she showed with her first self-released EP, Go in 2014, Martha’s sound has continued to bloom, leading to her signing with Turnstile – home to Cate Le Bon, Gruff Rhys and more. Her recent releases, Wallflower and We Disappear - featured on new EP 'Trip'- showcase her unique style, where classic 60s songwriting meets dream pop, justifying the hugely impressive support Martha Ffion has already received from Marc Riley, Jo Whiley, Mary Anne Hobbs, Huw Stephens and John Kennedy.
Following festival appearances at End of the Road and Latitude, Martha Ffion completed a successful UK tour in October 2016 with support from PRS for Music Foundation‘s Women Make Music initiative. With GoldFlakePaint citing Martha Ffion as “an artist that seems ready-made for wider acclaim” and Clash calling her “an intriguing talent” this is one of the most promising young artists around.