Martha Ffion is launching a very beautiful debut album, Sunday Best: “gleaming guitar-pop songs that drift between soft-centred balladry and something altogether more cutting and forceful”. To celebrate the news Martha Ffion has also released a track from the album – the wonderful ‘We Make Do’. Click to stream the track.
The album was 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.
Opening track ‘Missing You’, with its glass of milk and “half smoked pack of Lucky Strike” plunges the listener in to 1950s American suburbia, all dimly lit rooms and crushing quietude; the previously-heard ‘No Applause’ remains a glowing stand-out, its crunchy guitars and radiant hooks as captivating as ever before, while ‘Record Sleeves’ feels like a more personal snap-shot of Ffion’s own life; talk of “burning diaries” and the devil painted on record sleeves.
Also announced with week are a handful of UK tour dates in March 2018
7th – Cardiff – D/s @ Clwb Ifor Bach
8th – London – Waiting Room
9th – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s
10th – Glasgow – Mono
11th – Newcastle – Think Tank
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