Martha Ffion – ‘We Disappear’ [Turnstile]

It’s easy, nay lazy to simply compare Martha Ffion’s laid back pop music to the pet sounds of the sixties. Sure her sound is almost Dusty Springfield-esque, however make no mistake there is a deep well of talent being mined by this Irish born Glasgow based singer. Last single ‘Wallflower’ was a honey dripped candyContinue reading “Martha Ffion – ‘We Disappear’ [Turnstile]”

Martha Ffion – ‘Wallflower’

Wallflower is the latest release from Irish born, Glasgow based songwriter Martha Ffion and follows strongly on the heels of ‘No Applause’, our #10 track of last year. The single floats along on a hip sixties vibe dripping with Ffion’s sugarcoated wistful vocal juxtaposed with driving distorted guitar. The light and breezy air of theContinue reading “Martha Ffion – ‘Wallflower’”

Martha Ffion, Randolph’s Leap at The Hug and Pint, 5/2/16

The Hug and Pint basement is already buzzing with excitement when we arrive, albeit slightly late and sadly missing Catholic Action’s Chris McCrory’s solo set, however we do make it time to catch chirpy eight-piece indie pop darlings Randolph’s Leap squeeze onto the stage. The band doesn’t disappoint, delivering a show packed full of playfulContinue reading “Martha Ffion, Randolph’s Leap at The Hug and Pint, 5/2/16”

Tracks of 2015 (10-1)

30-21  –  20-11  –  10-1  –  EPs & albums 10 Martha Ffion – No Applause [Lost Map] Offering a sweeter take on 60s rock Martha Ffion has managed to grab a lot of attention this year since we first caught her support Jessica Pratt in April. Blending lo-fi fuzz guitar, sleek vocals and poetic lyricism ‘No Applause’Continue reading “Tracks of 2015 (10-1)”

Honeyblood, Martha Ffion, The Van T’s at The Art School, 18/9/15

For anyone unaware, Honeyblood is a pop-duo who are riding high on a fuzzy wave; they have an excellently melodic debut album behind them (just now gearing up for number two) and last week took to Murrayfield to warm the stadium up for Foo Fighters. Martha Ffion and The Van T’s have been invited toContinue reading “Honeyblood, Martha Ffion, The Van T’s at The Art School, 18/9/15”

Martha Ffion, The Pooches, Reverieme at The Hug and Pint, 13/8/15

Some pretty bizarre, yet all in all positive, mitigating circumstances see me only making it down for the last song of Louise Connell’s, aka Reverieme, set. Still, from what I see she comes across comfortable bantering with the crowd before closing on a mandolin only track, that’s leagues better than the last act I sawContinue reading “Martha Ffion, The Pooches, Reverieme at The Hug and Pint, 13/8/15”

Wickerman (Friday), 24/7/15

We were told that Wickerman Festival 2015 was the year of the Phoenix, a year of transition and change. On arrival that change doesn’t seem apparent – the festival layout is pretty much the same as it has been in years before (aside from the installation of the new ‘Phoenix’ tent). The bars, festivities andContinue reading “Wickerman (Friday), 24/7/15”

Colleen Green, Martha Ffion at The Glad Cafe, 27/7/15

This is my first encounter with Martha Ffion, and their second gig as a five-piece. They play in a 60s surf rock style that instantly calls to mind Best Coast and all those indebted to the Beach Boys. Ffion tells us of their eventful playing at Wickerman, where The Sugarhill Gang unexpectantly had to cancel,Continue reading “Colleen Green, Martha Ffion at The Glad Cafe, 27/7/15”

Martha Ffion – ‘No Applause’ [Lost Map]

Martha Ffion’s new track ‘No Applause’ could be the next addition to your summer playlist. The 60’s pop infused song has that ethereal girl band vibe that makes you want to grow your hair out long and smile at cuties. The song features dreamy surf-grunge guitars you can’t help but sway your hips to alongsideContinue reading “Martha Ffion – ‘No Applause’ [Lost Map]”

Jessica Pratt, Martha Ffion at Mono, 6/4/15

Hushed tones fill the candle lit venue, seats organised in rows filled up as people eagerly await the arrival of San Fran singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt; it’s the kind of atmosphere that works so well in Mono’s open charming spaces– the only thing missing really is the sunshine we had earlier, still with that we wouldn’tContinue reading “Jessica Pratt, Martha Ffion at Mono, 6/4/15”