Published: 05/06/2017 16:27 - Updated: 06/06/2017 09:56

Martha Ffion's two North dates

Martha Ffion project comes to Elgin and Aviemore.
Martha Ffion project comes to Elgin and Aviemore.

Martha Ffion will play the Drouthy Cobbler in Elgin on Saturday, July 22 and the Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore on Sunday, July 23.

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 changed 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 - think 60s icons like The Beatles, the Shangri-Las and Nancy Sinatra plus a hint of Blondie too in the wry delivery of her lyrics.

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