• martha ffion Sunday Best (LP, £13.95)

    Irish-born, and now Glasgow based singer-songwriter Martha Ffion presents her new album, released on Turnstile. Initially breaking through with a ‘postcard single’ on Scotland’s flourishing Lost Map label, Ffion’s reputation soared with 2017’s ‘Trip’ EP, released by Turnstile Music (Cate Le Bon, Gruff Rhys, Charlotte Church, Emmy the Great etc.) and championed by GoldFlakePaint for its “beautifully melodic sway”. 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 (King Creosote, The Twilight Sad, Emma Pollock), Ffion’s debut album spans the first songs she properly wrote to her most recent compositions, and is by far her most adventurous and accomplished work to-date, the lush instrumentation bringing her detailed lyrical vision to life through a series of gleaming guitar-pop songs that drift between soft-centred balladry and something altogether more cutting and forceful. Recalling the work of Sharon Van Etten and Jenny Lewis, while still sounding thrillingly distinct, ‘Sunday Best’ is a formidable coming-of-age record, and one that stands as a truly accomplished debut. Tracklisting 

1. Missing You 
2. Real Love 
3. Take Your Name
 4. Punch Drunk
 5. Record Sleeves 
6. No Applause
 7. Lead Balloon
 8. We Make Do
 9. Beach
 10. Baltimore


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